Anchorage Alaska Tourism At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Anchorage Alaska
Come during the summer if you possibly can! Mild weather and lengthy daylight make this city a delight during the warmer months. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes off the first weekend in March. On summer solstice, expect only four hours of darkness. Click Here to find hotels in Anchorage. If you need additional visitor information for Anchorage, Click Here.
Average Anchorage Weather
During the summer, June is the driest month and August is the wet one. Temperatures are below freezing from late October through mid-March. From October through April, daytime lows average below freezing. From late June through September daytime highs are in the 60s.
The People Mover city bus has a flat fare of $1 all over town with a free zone encompassing downtown. You can reach them at (907) 343-6543. Many different tour operators offer city tours; check with the visitor center or your hotel for current itineraries and hours of operations. Anchorage International Airport serves the city.
Prices jump during June, July, and August, the most popular times to visit. During the summer months a moderately priced nights lodging starts at a minimum of $100, suites at luxury lodgings can soar up to $600 nightly. Check lodging.com, and book early --- the town fills up fast during the summer. Restaurant prices are high as well, $25 will get you a moderate dinner at a mid-range restaurant. Lunches are in the $10 to $15 range.
Alaska Tourism - Anchorage Attractions, Activities and Day Trips
Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park are both within reach of Anchorage. Closer to Anchorage, about 25 miles out of town on Glenn Highway, is the Eklutna Tribe Historic Park, open in the summers only. The park has a fascinating old cemetery with unique spirit houses.
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Anchorage tourism & sightseeing