The natural beauty and distinctive way of life that Alaska offers are hard to come by elsewhere. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, biking, fishing, and hiking close to the city which is surrounded by immense mountain ranges. Downhill skiing is available with a short drive south to the world class Alyeska Ski resort. Anchorage also has a thriving arts and music scene and is well-known for its diverse culture and long history of innovation in business, environmentalism, and education. Although it is not the state capital, Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and its economy is robust, with numerous job opportunities across diverse industries.
Anchorage is surrounded by the Cook Inlet waterway on the west where the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail runs from downtown Anchorage, past Ted Stephens International Airport to Kincaid Park. The city also has a number of parks and gardens, like the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Botanical Gardens, Kincaid Park and Bicentennial Park. The abundance of protected and maintained wild offers numerous opportunities to observe diverse wildlife. In the nearby creeks and lakes, other water-based activities like kayaking and rafting are also popular. Fishing near Anchorage is world famous with chances to catch salmon, halibut, crab, and other abundant species. Many people fish for Salmon in close-by Ship Creek just a few blocks from the downtown city center.
With the beautiful and seemingly endless landscape just a step outside your back door, Anchorage is an ideal place for nature lovers, thrill seekers, and world travelers to add to their bucket lists!