Anchorage is a good place to start your visit to Alaska because of its location and vacinity to other places to see throughout the state. The layout of the city is laid out on a grid system so its easy to find your way around.
The visitor information center log cabin is open daily and located at the corner of F street and 4th avenue. The Alaska Public Lands Information Center has information on national parks, outdoor activities and wildlife. The Old City Hall exhibits the city history through photos and displays. The Anchorage Museum of History and Art displays historical and Native art exhibits. The Imaginarium is an award winning science museum has lots to seeing exhibits. The Oscar Anderson House Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic places and was the first wood frame house built in Anchorage. Other places to see include: the Alaska Heritage Library and museum, the Earthquake park, the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Tom Knowles Coastal Trail.
The University of Alaska is in Anchorage. The university hosts the Great Alaska Shoot Out which is an invitational college basketball tournament.
In February, Anchorage has a 10 day carnival known as the Fur Rendezvous or Fur Rondy which is held annually. The carnival includes the World Championship Sled Dog Race.
Places of to see outside of Anchorage: Lake Hood, Merrill Field, Lake Hood Air Harbor, Anchorage coastal Wildlife Refuge, Beluga Point Interpretive Site, Chugach State Park, Potter Section House Historic Site and Eagle River Nature Center.
The Best skiing in Alaska is around Anchorage: Russian Jack Springs Park has gentle slopes and 4 miles of lighted trails. Other Ski areas include: the Hilltop Ski area, Alpenglow at Artic Valley Ski area and Kincaid Park.