Anchorage offers the comforts of a large US city but is only a 30-minute drive from the Alaskan wilderness. Founded in 1914 as a work camp for the Alaska Railroad, the city was devastated by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake but quickly rebounded as the industry headquarters for the Prudhoe Bay oil boom. Today almost half the state’s residents live in or around the city, as Anchorage serves as the economic and political heart of Alaska. Sorry, Juneau.
Anchorage destination guides
Soak up the beauty of the USA’s frontier state, a wilderness playground that abounds with towering glaciers, emerald green forests and unique wildlife. Get up close and personal with some classic Alaskan Highlights, from soaring peaks, crumbling icebergs and massive national parks to modern cities, gold rush towns and remote highways.
Alaska The Dramatic Northwest
Experience Alaska's most beautiful National Parks