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Anchorage & Around - Lonely Planet

©Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd Anchorage & Around Includes  Anchorage. . . . . . . . . . 158 South of Anchorage. . . 181 Seward Highway. . . ...

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Anchorage & Around Includes 

Anchorage. . . . . . . . . . 158 South of Anchorage. . . 181 Seward Highway. . . . . . 181 Girdwood. . . . . . . . . . . 182 South of Girdwood. . . 185 Portage Glacier. . . . . . 186 North of Anchorage. . 186 Glenn Highway. . . . . . 186 Palmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Best Places to Eat

Why Go?

Once you realize that Anchorage isn’t simply a big city on the edge of the wilderness, but rather a big city in the wilderness, it starts to make sense. The town manages to mingle hiking trails and traffic jams, small art galleries and Big Oil, like no other city. Among big chain stores and mini-malls, there are more than 100 miles of city trails meandering in hidden greenbelts and a creek splitting downtown where anglers line up to catch trophy salmon. Towering behind the municipality is the nation’s third-largest state park, the half-million-acre Chugach. The wilderness is never far away, which is why Anchorage’s young population (the average age is 33) is an active one. Stay for a few days, explore the cycle trails, patronize the art galleries and dine in Alaska’s best restaurants, and you’ll understand why half the state’s population chooses to live in and around this city.

¨¨Snow City Café (p172) ¨¨Jack Sprat (p184) ¨¨Bear Tooth Grill (p173) ¨¨Turkey Red (p192) ¨¨Spenard Food Truck

Festival (p173)

Best Places to Stay ¨¨Copper Whale Inn (p170) ¨¨Hatcher Pass Lodge (p191) ¨¨Wildflower Inn (p167) ¨¨Eklutna Lake State

Recreation Area (p189) ¨¨Alyeska Hostel (p183)

When to Go

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