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Destination guide

An Alaskan adventure in Anchorage

As the largest city in Alaska, Anchorage wows travelers with thrilling adventures and gorgeous vistas in the vast frontier surrounding the city. Whether you come in winter to hit the ski slopes or in summer for kayaking and whale-watching excursions, you’ll find a wealth of outdoor activities for the whole family. And there’s an Anchorage vacation rental to suit your vacation vibe too, with options near wilderness areas with moose for neighbors, or downtown in walking distance to cultural attractions. After days spent outdoors working up an appetite, you’ll be delighted to try the fresh Alaskan king crab and wild salmon served at world-class seafood restaurants.

Things to do

Alaskan heritage in Anchorage

While you could easily spend your whole vacation enjoying the parks and waters surrounding Anchorage, the city is also a great place to learn more about the history of Last Frontier. Head to the Anchorage Museum to see indigenous Alaskan artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution collection, and hands-on science and art exhibits that will be a big hit with the kids. At the Alaska Native Heritage Center, interactive demonstrations bring centuries of history to life in dances, games, and songs. Outdoors, you can walk around a lake to 6 villages with life-size dwellings that demonstrate the different traditions of Native peoples.

Activities

Enjoying the gulf in Anchorage

Alaska is known as the Last Frontier, and the city of Anchorage is no exception, with endless recreational opportunities by land or sea. With a prime location on an inlet of the Gulf of Alaska, water activities are especially popular, including day cruises that take you to see ocean wildlife and glaciers. You might also spot whales from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, an 11-mile multi-use path that starts downtown and has views of Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. Choose a downtown Anchorage vacation rental for easy access to the trail, as well as international eateries, sidewalk food stands, coffee shops, and local breweries.   

Weather

Seasonal activities in Anchorage

Summer brings the mildest weather and longest days to this northern city, making it the ideal season to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and fishing. May through September also is the best time to go on a whale-watching excursion, as beluga, blue, gray, humpback, and orca varieties all migrate their way through nearby waters. The colder months bring their own brand of fun though, with many slopes opening by November for skiing and snowboarding. If you visit during this time, look for an Anchorage vacation rental with a fireplace. It’ll feel extra cozy after a long day on the snow.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Anchorage

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

  • Town Square Municipal Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • The Rooftop (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Earthquake Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Prince William Sound (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Alaska Botanical Garden (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Anchorage

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

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Anchorage?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Anchorage:

  • "A Cozy Cottage In South Addition" is a hit with guests. Around 1 mile from Anchorage, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including a video library and a printer.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Modern Luxury Mountainside Retreat". Around 30 miles from the heart of Anchorage, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with towels and nearby birdwatching activities.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Anchorage vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Anchorage?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in Anchorage promises big adventure. Unplug your devices and turn your focus to Mother Nature at one of these neat little escapes:

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Delightfully Modern Studio/tiny House D Car Rental Avlble". Amenities at this small wonder in Northeast Anchorage include a nearby zoo and internet services.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Anchorage Tiny Home In Lightly Wooded Area". Located in Huffman - O' Malley, this tiny abode comes with outdoor furniture and internet services.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Anchorage?

You most certainly can! From rustic retreats to high-end escapes, we've got a vast range of log cabins to rent in or around Anchorage. If you're the adventurous type, here's where you can go:

  • "Perfect Location Cozy And Quiet Log Cabin": This is an ideal base to participate in some of the fabulous outdoor activities this region has on offer, including kayaking and rafting.
  • "Log Cabin Chalet/spectacular Mtn. Scenery 3bedroom": Spend your time enjoying all the creature comforts at this hideout. When it's time to get active, sledding and cycling will get your blood flowing.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Anchorage?

We all deserve an escape from the real world every now and again. If you're ready to spend a couple of uninterrupted mornings lounging around in your PJs with a good book and a steaming coffee, you'll find some excellent weekend getaways in and near Anchorage. Check out a few of our favorites:

  • "Immaculate Home Conveniently Located" is around 6 miles south of Anchorage and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll appreciate the amenities here, including golf and a microwave oven.
  • Otherwise, make new memories with loved ones at "Near Anchorage Airport, Lake Hood And The Cook Inlet Coast", which is around 2 miles to the southwest of Anchorage. You'll have use of nearby hunting activities, a nearby laundromat and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Anchorage?

Absolutely. If you're tracking down a small but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently located in the heart of town. We suggest the following options in or near Anchorage:

  • After a big day of outdoor exploration, kick back and relax at "Mid Century Retro Top Floor Studio In Downtown Anchorage With Views". An oven and a microwave oven are among the amenities on offer here.
  • Another excellent rental is "Uptown In Downtown/monthly". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfortable apartment is packed with convenient amenities like off-street parking options, a stovetop and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Anchorage?

Whether you're after a cozy cottage or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these favorite picks in or near Anchorage:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Top Rated Superhost - Weekly Rate" is a good choice. It's not far from the center of Anchorage, so you'll be within easy reach of all the top sights.
  • "Immaculate Home Conveniently Located" is also well located. Put your feet up here and find out why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Anchorage?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your partner away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Anchorage:

  • Around 1 mile from Anchorage, "A Cozy Cottage In South Addition" is a perfect place for adoring couples. Air conditioning and a dining table are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend your break canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Top Rated Superhost - Weekly Rate", around 6 miles from Anchorage. A fireplace and beauty services will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Anchorage?

Share your vacation and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an active getaway with your besties or an overdue family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Anchorage:

  • Offering privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Hot Tub, Coastal Trails, Float Planes". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a garden. This group getaway is around 3 miles to the southwest of Anchorage.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Family Friendly In Tucked Away Neighborhood" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 4 miles to the southeast of Anchorage, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A garden and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Anchorage?

Nothing says fun like a pool. Pump up your inflatable unicorn and browse these rental houses in or near Anchorage that come with this added bonus:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Sunset House Lower Level", where your biggest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a stereo and a porch help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "3 - Bedroom House With Sweeping View Of Bootleggers Cove". Along with a refreshing pool, make use of towels and childrens activities.

Not sure what the weather is like in Anchorage? It has a subarctic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 50 ºF to 60 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Anchorage vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Anchorage?

Whether your ideal getaway is out in the country or down by the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with those closest to you. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Anchorage and bring the whole crew:

  • Located about 1 mile to the southwest of Anchorage, "Newer Large Home In The Heart Of Anc's Best Urban Neighborhood" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including a garden and a toaster.
  • "Mountain - View Home With Shared Deck" also offers the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This option is around 2 miles to the southeast of Anchorage, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A microwave oven and childrens activities will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

When you're ready to explore your surroundings, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Alaska Zoo and Point Woronzof Park should be on your to-do list.

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