Anchorage is the northernmost city in the United States and is Alaska’s most populous city, as it contains more than 40% of the state’s population. If you choose Anchorage for your next vacation then you are obviously aiming to spend a lot of your time outdoors. The city is situated very close to the major ski areas, hiking spots and national parks, such as the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, which passes on its way the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and the Kincaid Park. The trail is perfect for cross-country skiing and strolling, rollerblading and biking. However, Anchorage also hosts numerous fascinating and family-friendly attractions. Anchorage Museum, for example, will introduce you into the wildlife, native culture, history and art of Alaska. The Alaska Native Heritage Center will help you learn all about the Last Frontier’s indigenous people, by exhibiting customs and objects from the past, telling native stories and showing dances and shows of native tribes’ athletic abilities.
Kincaid Park gives you the opportunity to escape from the city life without leaving the city. It offers to its visitors dozens of hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails, which will take them to the natural habitats of the moose, the fox and the porcupine. Due to the important role aviation played in Alaska’s development, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum preserves the stories of Alaskan Airlines and the pilots, who mastered the art of flying over the local rough terrain. A visit to the Alaska Zoo will give you the opportunity to meet the local wildlife (moose, caribou, polar bears, seals and wolves, among others) in its natural habitat.