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Anchorage Travel Guide  

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Info about Anchorage

5079 km2
115 m

Anchorage, also known as the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’, is the largest city in the US state of Alaska. It is a major port city which lies in the south-central region of the state, at the base of the Chugach Mountains and on the coast of Cook Inlet.
Apart from being the hub of the Alaska Railroad, it is also home to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport based in the city’s downtown area.
The weather in Anchorage is said to be very unpredictable. Summer is an ideal time to visit, with long days and temperatures between 13°C–27°C. On the other hand, in winters, days are very short and dark, with temperatures falling as low as –15°C.
With a population of more than 275,000 people, Anchorage is an exotic destination for tourists. Its economy is also based on petroleum and the presence of the US military.

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Robert Bale
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Overall Guide : Anchorage is said to be an ‘open backyard’ with plenty of space. Relax at the huge 500,000 acre Chugach State Park or watch desperate fishermen trying to catch Alaska’s prize salmon at the downtown Ship Creek. A visit in February... more will treat you to the spectacular International Ice Carving Competition at the Alaska Centre for the Performing Arts. Summer tourists can view the Wild Salmon on Parade sculptures with live music filling city blocks. If you’ve heard of the northern lights, you’ll have the opportunity to actually see them in the sky on an Alaskan night. Watch out for the magnificent colours of yellow-green, red and purple. If you’re sleepy, the hotel will issue you a ‘northern lights wake up call’ on request. Also note that with a moose population of more than 1,600, you will have a considerable number of then escorting you on your hiking trails or even peeking into homes in quaint Anchorage neighbourhoods.
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Overall Guide : Awesome
Not to be missed Mueseum , Restaurants , Parks
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