- High season: June through August
- Low season: October through April
- Shoulder season: May, September
Weather InformationSummers in Anchorage see average highs of 63 degrees, though temperatures can get up into the 70s. Winters are snowy with highs in the 20s. Near the longest day of the year, Anchorage will get close to 24 hours of sunlight, but on the shortest day, the city still sees five-and-a-half hours of sunlight.
Crowd InformationOctober through April typically have the fewest crowds. However, special events draw in visitors, such as the Iditarod in March and conventions throughout the off-season.
Closure InformationA few of the tourist-oriented sites only remain open from mid-May through mid-September. But, Anchorage hosts conventions and visitors through the winter, so most hotels and services operate year-round.
When to SaveThe peak summer months of June, July, and August find RVers, cruise passengers, and other tourists fighting over hotel rooms, restaurant reservations, and plane tickets. Don't expect to find many savings at this time. The best month for great deals is wintry January.
When to BookFor summer travel, the general rule is to book at least three months in advance. However, a better strategy is to book hotels and tours as soon as air reservations are set. In the low season, visitors can sometimes score last-minute deals one to three weeks before their intended trips.
Information provided by the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau