Anchorage means city comfort and convenience surrounded by Mother Nature's finest work.

Alaska's largest city, this community of 250,000 is easily accessible by several domestic and international airlines plus a long list of in-state carriers.

Anchorage is surrounded by the beauty and adventure of Alaska. A short drive takes you to Portage Glacier. Or, hop a railroad car headed south to catch a cruise of Prince William Sound. Ride the train north or drive to Denali National Park, home to Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak. Closer to town is white-water rafting or you can toss a line for some of the best fishing in the world. Winter offers miles of Alpine and Nordic skiing plus snowmobiling, snow shoeing or take the ride of your life on a dog sled tour. Each February downtown is home to the annual 10-day winter carnival, the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, and the first Saturday of March the world-famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts on Fourth Avenue.

See the sights of Anchorage... uniquely Alaskan transportation ranging from float or ski planes, rafts, glass-domed railroad cars, motorhomes and limousines besides the more usual rental cars, public buses and taxis.

As the state's commercial capital, Anchorage offers lots to do with dozens of gourmet restaurants with prices comparable to most large cities. You can sample gourmet restaurants, sleep in four-diamond hotels and wander in museums and fine shops throughout the year. Virtually any tour or attraction you want starts just minutes from your hotel or bed and breakfast.

Accommodations range from major chains to locally-owned hotels, providing more than 6,000 guest rooms plus excellent meeting and convention facilities. The city's premier meeting facility is the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center with room for more than 2,500 delegates.

Anchorage has the right climate for fun.

Spring through fall, the area's climate is similar to Pacific Northwest' s spring weather. Winter reminds visitors of ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains, Canada and Europe.

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