Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and lies between the 5,000-foot-plus peaks of Chugach State Park and the salmon-rich waters of Cook Inlet. Despite being one of the most northern cities on the planet, it still offers a selection of fine restaurants, museums, theatres, and an excellent music scene.

Within a short drive from Anchorage there are dozens of wilderness adventures and a short plane ride opens up the possibility of almost any type adventure. For those a little less adventurous the city offers dozens of parks, 122 miles of paved bike paths, hiking at Flattop Mountain and discovering glaciers.