Anchorage Area Guide

The Big City Meets the Outdoors in Anchorage

The Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the urban center of downtown Anchorage, where you'll find an abundance of activities, sightseeing and entertainment no matter what your interest. Spend a day touring various museums such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center, then dine on delectable cuisine at one of the city's fabulous restaurants. Want to pick up some souvenirs or a gift? Downtown Anchorage has plenty of shopping all along its walkable streets. Anchorage not only offers the shops and attractions of a large city, but it also has great outdoor attractions as well. In the winter, enjoy skiing, sledding and snowboarding, and in the summer, hike the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail or kayak and fish in one of the many nearby lakes or rivers. No matter when you come or why you're here, there are always fun and interesting things to do in Anchorage.  You can learn more about our fascinating by visiting the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Feast your Eyes on Anchorage's Natural Beauty

With the natural, large-scale beauty of gigantic chunks of glacial ice and the largest mammals in the world swimming just off the coast, Alaska provides an unmatched experience of some of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world. For more subtle feats of nature, Anchorage exhibits a plethora of smaller creatures, such as the great grey owl and the puffin, as well as distinctive animals like the caribou, moose and muskox. National parks such as the Chugach State Park near The Historic Anchorage Hotel offer fantastic scenery and wildlife viewing, while cruises leaving out of Anchorage provide guests with majestic views of glaciers.

Shopping in Downtown Anchorage

For a day of shopping in upscale specialty shops, boutiques and department stores, visit the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. This five-level shopper's paradise offers stores like Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic and bebe, as well as a food court and dining at Sullivan's Steakhouse. For more shopping near The Historic Anchorage Hotel for everything from MP3 players at Best Buy to M&Ms at The Candy Store, the  Dimond Center has it all. This huge shopping center also offers lots of recreation, like a bowling alley, movie theater, ice rink and athletic club with pools.

Anchorage Area Hospitals

The Historic Anchorage Hotel is conveniently located near the Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center and offers guests comfortable, peaceful accommodations during an Anchorage stay. Our soft beds and calming atmosphere provide a respite from a stressful hospital visit, and our friendly staff are always at hand to help you navigate the city or to help make your stay more comfortable.

Alaska Regional Hospital  | 2801 DeBarr Road | Anchorage, AK 99508 | 907-276-1131

Providence Alaska Medical Center  | 3200 Providence Drive | Anchorage, AK 99508 | 907-562-2211

For more information about our city, let our friendly staff be your Anchorage area guide. Call us at 1-800-544-0988 to learn about all the great things to do in Anchorage, and to find out more about our historic boutique hotel.

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Historic Anchorage Hotel 330 E Street Anchorage, Alaska 99501 United States Phone: 907-272-4553 Toll Free: 800-544-0988 Fax: 907-277-4483
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