Cruisetours to Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage is Alaska's largest city - more than 40% of the population lives there. Known as Alaska's 'Big Apple', Anchorage blends cosmopolitan sophistication, youthful excitement, and the great outdoors to create an experience you won't have anywhere else. Visitors can spend the daylight hours taking a hike through the lush forests that surround Anchorage, and then spend the evenings dancing away at a lively nightclub, grabbing a bite to eat at any of the eclectic dining options, or trying the numerous craft beer options. Dive right in - the city is yours.

Although Alaska is closely associated with winter, Anchorage is stunning in the summer. From June to August, the average temperature ranges from the mid-60s to low 70s, perfect for travelers looking to avoid the extremely low temperatures sometimes associated with Alaska. Plus, Anchorage averages about 18 hours of daylight each day from June through August, giving travelers enough time to explore the natural wonders surrounding the city.

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Magnificent Glaciers

Anchorage, Alaska is one of the best places to experience the natural wonder that is a glacier. Alaska has approximately 100,000 glaciers over nearly 30,000 square miles, and the glaciers near Anchorage are some of the most accessible. Seeing one of these great awe-inspiring giants is on the bucket list of many, and in Anchorage, you can see glaciers by foot, by sea, or by air. No matter the fitness or skill level, glaciers near Anchorage are available for everyone to experience. The Portage Glacier Scenic Cruise & Drive is a fantastic option because you'll see the Portage Glacier from the comfort of a sightseeing vessel designed to navigate the iceberg waters. The vessel will bring you within 300 yards of the glacier, perfect to capture those once in a lifetime photos. Another great option is a day trip to the Kenai Fjords National Park, which has 38 stunning glaciers waiting for you. As long as you're in Anchorage, you'll have plenty of opportunity to experience the natural wonder of a glacier.

 

Gold Rush History

In Anchorage, visitors can also relive Alaska's gold rush era by panning for gold. Alaska was relatively unknown until the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Today, travelers can experience the rush of searching for gold without the hazardous conditions. Want to try it for yourself? Take a short trip to the Crow Creek Mine, it is less than an hour outside Anchorage, and see a still operating mine. Spend the entire day looking for gold, exploring the grounds of this historic gold mine, or a mix of both!

 

Alaskan Native History

Anchorage is a great place to learn more about the native Alaskan cultures. Connect with the first people to settle in Alaska. While in Anchorage, a great place to visit is the Alaska Native Heritage Center; you'll learn about the distinct cultures of the various Alaskan natives, and you may even try the indigenous delicacy Akutaq, which is also known as Eskimo ice cream!

 

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