Reasons to Visit Anchorage
A remote metropolis with endless outdoor activities, a thriving cultural scene, and surprisingly diverse culinary options, Anchorage is worth including on any Alaska trip. Visit Anchorage if you're the kind of traveler who enjoys walking on glaciers and drinking craft cocktails at hip bars all in the same day.
When to Visit Anchorage
Visit Anchorage in the summer and you'll find warm temperatures and nearly endless sunshine. (In June and July, Anchorage gets about 19 hours of sunlight per day.) In the winter, you’ll trade shorter days (fewer than six hours of sunlight in January) and cold weather for the chance to see the aurora borealis.
Average Weather in Anchorage
Summer is the best and warmest time of year to visit Anchorage, although the average high temperature is still only in the mid-60s Fahrenheit. Winter can be bitterly cold, with average highs well below freezing. But if you’re coming to see the classic snow-covered Alaska scenery, winter is when to go.