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The artsy area of Anchorage awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Anchorage. Renowned for its hiking, wildlife and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Sullivan Arena and Kincaid Park are just a couple of the must-sees. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Anchorage

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Anchorage a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Imaginarium - Science Discovery Center (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Elmendorf State Hatchery (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Hillberg Ski Area (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Anchorage Golf Course (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Anchorage

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Anchorage is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kincaid Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Town Square Municipal Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • The Rooftop (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Delaney Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Ship Creek Viewing Platform (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Anchorage

Fly into Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), which is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot.

How many vacation rentals are available around Anchorage?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 538 house rentals around Anchorage. From 33 Cabins to 237 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Anchorage is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Anchorage?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Anchorage:

  • Sand Lake: 40 vacation rentals
  • Huffman / O' Malley: 17 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Anchorage: 22 vacation rentals
  • Eagle River: 28 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 77 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Anchorage?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Anchorage. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nunaka Valley North Park: 316 home rentals
  • Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall: 308 home rentals
  • Suzan Nightingale McKay Memorial Park: 311 home rentals
  • Goose Lake Park: 313 home rentals
  • Jewel Lake Park: 302 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Anchorage listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Anchorage?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 33 Cabins in Anchorage. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Anchorage include:

  • Houses: 237 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 155 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 33 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Anchorage?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation homes with pool available in Anchorage.

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