Anchorage is a city in the state of Alaska. It is an incredibly unique place as it is a cosmopolitan city enclaved by mountains and wilderness. It is said that of all of the world’s cities, Anchorage is set apart as it combines the conveniences of the modern world but encompasses a rugged and natural environment. It is full of beautiful wilderness and landscape. If you love the outdoors and the beauty that nature has to offer in wildlife, parklands and glaciers, but enjoy modern conveniences at your fingertips too, you will love Anchorage. It is the perfect base from which to take in most of what Alaska has to offer. You can be in the wilderness watching wildlife and taking in beautiful natural scenery by day and back to a five-star restaurant and the ballet that night. You can’t find that in many places in the world. There is no better place in Alaska for shopping and culture. See the work of Alaska’s top artists and native craftsmen and women in one of the many galleries or learn about the rich history of this land in a museum. Really, the opportunities are endless!