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With more than 22 hours of daylight at the peak of solstice in June, the people of Anchorage really know how to pack a day with activities. From the casual cruise ship visitor with but a few hours to an adventurer with a lifetime, Anchorage’s cultural and natural amenities will keep you busy. Everything ranging from world-renowned, Smithsonian museum exhibits to salmon fishing along Ship Creek in the middle of downtown are up for grabs!
The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center recently completed a $106 million expansion that grew the space by some 80,000 square feet. The highlight for any visitor is the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center with some 600 distinct Alaska Native artifacts that had previously been housed in Washington D.C. Walk through Alaska’s remarkable past and trace its history as shaped by Alaska Natives, Russian trappers, gold rush seekers, WWII military, the oil boom and modern day – The Anchorage Museum is a must and just one block from Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall.
Ship Creek is one of Anchorage’s hidden gems that locals like keeping secret. Less than a ten minute walk from Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, you’ll be able to pluck 40-50 pound Chinook or Coho salmon out of the water against the backdrop of Anchorage’s skyline. Short term fishing licenses and equipment are available for rent creek side.
Glaciers are the ultimate, must see of any Alaskan vacation, and with 60 glaciers within 50 miles of downtown, it’s possible! Hop on the Alaska Railroad five blocks from Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall and ride down to Seward for breathtaking views of turquoise, calving glaciers. Less time? Rent a car and enjoy an hour long drive down the Seward Highway (regularly rated one of America’s most scenic highways) to Prince William Sound and get up close and personal with a glacier!
Anchorage is bursting with accommodation options. Everything from sleek & modern to historic gold rush charm and bed & breakfast hospitality are readily available.
The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is one of the only full-service, luxury hotels in Anchorage. Guest rooms feature oversized picture windows that frame striking views of downtown Anchorage, the Chugach Mountain Range & Cook Inlet.
Four blocks from Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
Enjoy a comfortable stay in a stylish guest room featuring thoughtful amenities and high-speed internet access to help you stay connected with family and business.
Two blocks from Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
Staying at this luxury hotel in downtown Anchorage, you can expect exceptional, service-minded and genuine, Alaskan hospitality. All guestroom and suite accommodations command majestic and panoramic views of the Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains.
Four blocks from Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
Anchorage is a youthful, vibrant city with every flavor of nightlife imaginable. As Alaska’s cultural hub, the city is a showcase of established and emerging performers from around the state. Venues range from smooth wine lounges to sleek clubs and local brewpubs to hole in the wall frontier bars – all of which are in arms reach in Downtown Anchorage. Catch a local theatre production at Cyrano's Theatre Company, or opt for a national Broadway production at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
Catch live music at Sullivan’s Steakhouse nightly, or enjoy some of the finest wine Alaska has to offer at Cursh Wine Bistro. F Street Station, Darwin’s Theory and Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse are all casual, downtown favorites of locals. If high energy dancing and crowds are your thing, Platinum Jaxx and Chilkoot Charlie’s won’t disappoint!
Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Anchorage, at the corner of 5th Avenue and C Street. The center is located two blocks east of Anchorage’s main public transit center serviced by local and regional bus service and one block east of Egan Center, the primary debarkation point for visiting cruise passengers.
From Ted Stevens International Airport, head east on West International Blvd for 2 miles, then turn right on Minnesota Drive North, toward Downtown. Continue for 2.5 miles and turn right onto W 6th Avenue. Continue for 1 mile and the center will be on your left.
From the north, take the 5th Avenue exit from Glenn Highway. Continue straight for 4.5 miles and the center will be on your left.
From the south, take New Seward Highway North and merge onto Ingra Street. Continue north for three miles and turn left on 5th Avenue. Continue for 1 mile and the center will be on your left.