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Situated in the wilderness of Alaska, Anchorage is a haven for lovers of wildlife and the great outdoors. Amid stunning views of mountains, you can go fishing, play hockey or baseball, or learn about the history of the natives, pioneers and Russians. Instead of booking a hotel, consider the idea of renting a cabin, a lakefront house or an apartment in the city centre. You can choose your ideal location, and you are sure to save money.
It's worth making the trip to the Alaska Native Heritage Center ten miles away to learn about the various local cultures through songs, dance and stories. Within the city itself, Anchorage Museum has both history and science exhibits, while Alaska Botanical Gardens will delight you with its peony collection and nature trail. At the Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, you can see spawning salmon as well as bald eagles and enjoy breathtaking views of mountains. Horse Trekkin Alaska offers horse riding along trails through forests where you might be lucky enough to spot lynx, coyotes or moose.
There is a fascinating variety of attractions in Anchorage that will appeal to children. Find time to visit Alaska Zoo in South Anchorage to see brown bears, polar bears and other arctic and sub-arctic animals. Children will also delight in the puffins, seals and sea lions at Alaska Sealife Center as well as eagles, owls, peregrine falcons and corvids at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center. For a change from wildlife, there's the H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark with its children's lagoon, wave pool, body slides and water canons. If you're looking for indoor fun, try the Imaginarium Science Discovery Center. Here children can immerse themselves in interactive technological exhibits, experience simulated earthquakes and auroras or visit the planetarium. There's even a gallery especially for the under fives with hands-on displays.
Whether it's scenery, wildlife or outdoor activities you're looking for, Anchorage can offer you a unique holiday. The low-cost option of rental accommodation makes perfect sense, leaving you with more to spend on attractions and activities. Take a look at our range of houses, apartments and cabins, and see which property would be the ideal one for you and your family. Reading our customer reviews will help you to make a decision. Privacy will be yours, and you will be able to enjoy your stay in Anchorage to the full.