Anchor Down in Alaskas Largest City With a Private Tour of Anchorage
A great place to anchor down with a private tour is Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage.
This beautiful city lies between the mountains and the sea which means you have the entertaining urban amenities as well as the adventurous wilderness at your feet when on holiday here.
Anchorage has the world’s busiest floatplane base on Lake Hood, so you can take a quick plane ride to the adventures that your private tour operator has organised for you in the wilderness.
Being the largest city in Alaska, Anchorage has the best big city amenities.
You are spoilt for choice of fine restaurants serving local, American and European dishes, theatres hosting a fantastic live music scene, bars and nightclubs where yo will gladly dance the night away.
On a city tour during the day, there are plenty of landmarks, museums, parks, botanical gardens, a zoo and so much more to keep you busy and entertained. It is one of the best cities that caters for bicycles with 122 miles of paved with paths.
Top 10 Things to Do in Anchorage
On a Sightseeing Tour of Anchorage Visit the Stunning Kincaid Park or on a Private Tour Cruise by the Glaciers and Wilderness
While you are on a sightseeing tour or a city tour to the landmarks, museums or heritage centre, you will learn the history of Anchorage but to give you an idea; It was not until 1915 that Anchorage was officially founded.
There had been many people exploring the land since 1779 during gold rush times but when the construction camp was set up for the Alaska Railroad in 1915 that Anchorage was born and the area was booming with 2,000 people living in tents.
Gradually shops and permanent building started to appear.
During the winter and the snow has fallen, the adventures to be had are endless.
It does not matter if you are just happy to go on sightseeing tours of the snowcapped mountains or you are crazy into the exhilarating winter sports, all your wishes come true in Anchorage.
Travel Tips for Anchorage
A very good time to travel to Anchorage in Alaska is anytime in the year. There is something for everyone in every season. Spring brings the opportunity to go on private tours to do some whale watching. Summer has the greatest number of glacier sightseeing tours. The stunning northern lights return in Autumn and the Winter is a wonderland for playing in the snow. So the best time really is up to you and your wishlist.
When you visit Anchorage, there are different prices for the same thing in different areas of the city and obviously during peak seasons. How much anyone spends on holidays, depends on how much they have in their budget. If you look around and do your research, you can get by here quite cheaply. To have an idea of prices; a meal for two in a mid-range restaurant is approximately $60 and a B&B is around $125 a night in a 3-star hotel.
Anchorage is, in general, a safe city but like everywhere you travel to, be careful of your personal possessions. When carrying your money have it on your person and never carry too much at the one time Be aware that there are pickpockets everywhere. Research where you are going and book private tours in advance to ensure you are not disappointed when you get to your destination. Never approach wild animals especially those with babies.
The weather in Anchorage is described by the ‘warm’ season and the ‘cold’ season. The warm season is May through to September and temperatures during the day on average are around 14 degrees Celsius. The warmest month is known to be July and the temperatures reach 19 degrees Celsius. The cold season is November through to March and the average temperature is -1. The coldest month is always January with temperatures reaching as low as -12.