Anchorage might be known as "The City of Lights and Flowers," but in the final descent of flights to Anchorage, it's usually the city's skyline, which consists of tall buildings and majestic mountains, which people notice first. Though it was founded in just 1914, it has since become the most populated city in the entire state of Alaska, and in all, 40 percent of the entire state lives within the city. When visiting, you'll arrive at the Anchorage International Airport (ANC). Although it may not seem like there's much to do in the state nicknamed "The Last Frontier," make sure that you plan ahead when purchasing airline tickets to Anchorage; if you don't do a bit of research, you're likely to miss out on some amazing sites.
Transportation from ANC
Whether you're staying in Anchorage hotels by ANC Airport or across town closer to Far North Bicentennial Park, you'll have various transportation options once your flight is over. On-demand shuttle service at the international terminal and regular shuttle service from the domestic terminal will take you to the rental car facility where you can get a vehicle. Additionally, you can get to the Diamond Center and downtown Anchorage via the People Mover Bus. The Alaska railroad is also an option, but many people make their hotel decisions based on whether complimentary shuttle service is available. After all, who wants to pay for a cab after buying plane tickets?
The flights Anchorage citizens arrive on likely end with them going straight home, but if you packed light, you can head right on over to Flattop Mountain or Chugach State Park to see just why Alaska is a major destination to Americans in the lower 48. You can also check out the Alaska Zoo and the Anchorage Museum, and if you need a little more excitement, check out the Sullivan Arena for a hockey game or get your adrenaline going at the h4Oasis Indoor Waterpark. When planning your vacation, though, make sure you have plenty of spending money by booking Anchorage vacation packages through Travelocity. You'll find cheap flights to Anchorage, and when you purchase them at the same time as your hotel, you can save up to $537 on your Alaskan vacation.