Tucked into the Southern fringes of Alaska on the Cook Inlet, Anchorage is surrounded by stunning wilderness, and is also the most populated city in the state — meaning you get all the benefits of a hub in the most scenic of locations.
The city was rocked by earthquakes in the 1960s, and was rebuilt as a modern city with enough to keep the steady flow of seasonal workers, tourists, and locals entertained. Anchorage is also the ideal place to set off on adventures to other far-flung Alaskan regions, so grab your Anchorage airport car rental alternative and head into the wild.
Natural beauty is why visitors are drawn to Alaska, so dress warmly and prepare to hop in your Anchorage car rental alternative to explore and learn about the land.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains tower over the city and are a quick, breathtaking escape from city life. Hike Flattop Mountain or Lakeside Trail for excellent views.
This center preserves and shares the cultures of 11 indegenious Alaskan groups, through story-telling, dance, language classes, and replica villages that show you how people thrived well before central heating.
Follow this extraordinary 11-mile trail around along the Pacific coast and through the dunes near Kincaid Park for views of Fire Island and a moose, if you’re lucky!
From glaciers to whales, there is so much nature to experience just outside the city that you’ll want to book an Anchorage car rental alternative on Turo to fit it all in.
Take your Anchorage car rental alternative two hours south to Seward where you can board a cruise to see some of the most pristine natural scenery and all manner of whales.
A quick hour and a half drive in your Anchorage car rental alternative gets you to this immense 10-story high glacier. Hike this massive ice block via the Byron Glacier Trail.
Known as the quirkiest city in Alaska — and the setting of the 90s show Northern Exposure — take your Anchorage car rental alternative two hours north for the Wilderness Woman Contest on the way to Denali.
For incredible picture-perfect views, take the 125-mile highway to Seward in your Anchorage car rental alternative for epic hikes, sheep sightings, and Turnagain Arm.
While the drive north isn’t instantly dramatic, take Alaska 1 toward until it becomes the beautiful Glenn Highway to Palmer. Your Anchorage car rental alternative will savor the twists along the river.
A local drive that takes you up into the northern reaches of the Chugach Mountains, this drive swoops you around the fingered edges of Eklutna Lake for impressive views.