How would you like to visit the northernmost major city in the United States
? Anchorage, Alaska
holds that distinction, as well as being the largest city in Alaska. It is a vibrant city that is filled with culture, history and plenty of outdoor opportunities
. There are a variety of accommodation options available in Anchorage. Traditional lodging exists, but you will also find vacation rental accommodations as well. Cabins, condo rentals and homes are available to rent for short or long term trips.
Worried about the weather being that far north? Anchorage has a subarctic climate but the strong maritime influences moderate the temperatures
. Average summer temperatures range from 55 – 78 F. Winter temperatures average from 5 – 30 F. If you happen to come to Anchorage in February, be sure to check out the International Ice Carving Competition
that is part of the annual Fur Rendezvous Festival each year. Even if it is cold outside, you will enjoy warming up next to the fire from the living room of your vacation rental.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is a great source to find a short or long term vacation rental. Vacation rentals are usually ideally situated nearby area attractions. Anchorage has a thriving arts and cultural community. Local museums will introduce you to the area's Native culture, aviation history and northern art.
Visit the zoo and wildlife park to view some of Alaska's unique wildlife.
Your visit to Anchorage will seem larger than life and your adventures will make memories to last a lifetime. Whether you explore the glaciers and mountains, canoe or fish, or hike or bike in the various parks your days are sure to be filled with ample outdoor activities. Families will enjoy the zoo, aquarium, museum, science discovery center, indoor water park and hockey and baseball games.
For an out of the ordinary, extraordinary vacation, visit Anchorage. Whatever the season your family or group will find plenty of activities to keep you busy.