As you find a hotel in Anchorage, take note of the location and its proximity to the things you want to do. The Alaska Native Heritage Center is an informative and engaging center that tells about native Alaskan cultures. The Anchorage Zoo boasts everything from bald eagles to polar bears. As for wild animals, if you want to see moose, head to the foothills of the Chugach Mountains; for black bears, make the trek to Denali National Park. Biking along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a great way to view the city, sea, and surrounding wilderness. Skiing and kayaking are two other common activities in Anchorage. Additionally, bars and eateries line downtown, and you can find anything from craft beer and sake to burgers and Mexican cuisine. Know that getting to some of these attractions can be made easier if you rent a car in Anchorage.
Recurring Festivals and Events
From mid-May through mid-September, the Anchorage Market and Festival is open on weekends, and you can find everything from local seafood and bison meat to native crafts and jewelry. The Downtown Summer Solstice Festival is unique since it's light for nearly 20 hours in Anchorage on that day. The Festival of Flowers in late May is also worth attending.
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