Tourism Information

Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is located in south-central
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Alaska. Nestled in a beautiful setting between the Chugach Mountains to the east and the shoreline of the Cook Inlet to the west. From its’ early days as a railroad camp, Anchorage has grown steadily to become the business, cultural and distribution center of Alaska. Nowadays, nearly half of Alaska’s 600,000 residents live in the city.

Anchorage is unlike most modern city’s that you visit. One can find
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themselves in upscale restaurants and hotels while at the same time watch moose wander down the street. Spawning salmon can be seen migrating up Anchorage streams and on a clear day, Mount McKinley can be viewed in the distance.
For more information on Anchorage and the many Alaskan adventures that await you, please see below links:

General information on Anchorage and surrounding areas: Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau

Frequently Asked Questions: click here

For assistance in planning tours and adventures in Alaska: Explore Tours

For information on travel in Alaska: click here

Explore Alaska on a Magnificent Cruise!

Cruising by large or small ship allows you to explore Alaska’s beautiful waterfront in comfort. Cruise in style to many ports of call including Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway and Seward. View the natural grandeur of aquamarine tidewater glaciers, watch porpoise dance and whales breach along side your vessel while eagles soar above. Enticing day excursions are available during your cruise, enhancing your Alaskan experience.

Your journey does not stop when the cruise ends. An exclusive land itinerary can extend your exciting vacation so that you can explore deep into Central and Interior Alaska, visit Denali National Park, a myriad of animals and more! The combination of land and sea is sure to make your trip to Alaska a truly memorable one.

For assistance in planning a cruise to Alaska, please contact Explore Tours at 800-523-7405 or click here for a request form.

Directions / Maps

For a map of downtown Anchorage, click here

Ted Stevens International Airport

Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC) Airport, renamed in 2000 in honor of Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator, is the gateway to Alaska’s largest city and the frontier that lies beyond it. It’s also an important transpacific crossroads for both commercial and cargo flights. ANC’s South Terminal hosts 24 airlines providing domestic flights. The North Terminal of Anchorage Airport houses five international airlines.

To download a map of the North Terminal, click here.

To download a map of the South Terminal, click here.

For an interactive map and directions from Ted Stevens International Airport , click here


Alaska Airlines has offered a 5% discount to attendees of the American Association of Port Authorities on any published fare, excluding Hot Deals, for travel between any US Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air city and Anchorage, Alaska. Valid travel dates are September 18, 2008 through September 30, 2008. Options to make your airline reservations with Alaska Airlines include:

Call Alaska Airlines Group & Meeting Desk at 1-800-445-4435 and provide group ID CMA0954. Service fee additional.

Call US Travel at 800-544-2217 and provide group ID CMA0954. Service fee additional.

Online at – input the Discount Code, ECCMA0954, in the Discount Code box when filling out the Flights Quick Search box.