Anchorage, AK

Nestled between the Alaska Range and the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage offers multicultural experiences and adventure. The Last Frontier’s largest city is on the Cook Inlet and near five national parks, including Denali National Park and Preserve, a popular pre- or post-cruise trip. Its namesake peak (formerly Mount McKinley) is the tallest in North America at 20,310 feet. Some explore its 6 million acres by snowshoe, dog sled or cross-country skis, and the variety of wildlife includes wolverines, caribou and grizzly bears. Shore excursions like flightseeing, whale-watching, panning for gold and kayaking through glacial lakes are offered in the area, and, depending on the time of year, Anchorage visitors can witness the spectacle of the northern lights or cast out for king salmon in downtown’s Ship Creek. The Alaska Native Heritage Center showcases the state’s 11 major cultures through stories, dance and more.

Language: English
Currency: US dollar (US$)

Anchorage, AK Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 22 25 33 43 55 62 65 63 55 41 28 22
Low 8 11 17 28 39 47 51 49 41 28 15 10
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High -6 -4 1 6 13 17 18 17 13 5 -2 -6
Low -13 -12 -8 -2 4 8 11 9 5 -2 -9 -12
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 1
Centimeters 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 8 5 3 3
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 8 8 7 6 7 8 12 14 14 12 10 11
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 74 74 72 75 73 74 80 84 84 78 78 78

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