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Why We Love It
Anchorage, known for its cold temperatures, glacier scenery and outdoor adventure, is a city proud of its reindeer sausage hot dogs, Alaskan king crabs, espresso shacks, and, of course, views of the Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights). As nature and wildlife are prominent in Alaskan culture, there are regular sightings of black bears, grizzlies, moose, wolves, beluga whales and Bald Eagles. At times, it may seem like an episode on the Discovery Channel.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail|
A popular 11-mile (18 km) paved biking and running path along Alaska's scenic coastline.
|Prince William Sound|
3,800-miles (6,115km) of protected coastline, islands, and 150+ glaciers. Activities: canoe/kayak, cruise.
|Chugach State Park|
A diverse and rugged terrain on the ocean shoreline with abundant lakes, glaciers, ice fields, and trails. It also include Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska, and the most accessible from Anchorage, it offers panoramic views. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, climb, hike, drive, off-road, white water raft.
|Anchorage Market and Festival|
A vibrant 7-acre outdoor market open on summer weekends for food, jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, and local performing artists.
|High - 65°F (18°C)||Low - 52°F (11°C)|
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
|Clarion Suites Downtown||0.3 mi (0.5 km) to start/finish|
|Hilton Anchorage||1.0 mi (1.6 km) to start/finish|
|Historic Anchorage Hotel||1.1 mi (1.8 km) to start/finish|
|Hotel Captain Cook||0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start/finish|
|Marriott Anchorage Dowtown||0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start/finish|
|Millennium Anchorage||3.7 mi (6.0 km) to start/finish|
|Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa||1.7 mi (2.7 km) to start/finish|