Alaska has long stood as one of nature’s true hidden gems. The land is a treasure chest of sorts. You arrive knowing that there are loads of attractions to enjoy and an overwhelming mass of breathtaking scenery to snap pictures of. Whether you are traveling on business, a fearless backpacking expedition or a family adventure into the grand unknown, Anchorage is the place to be.

The first question probably rambling around your head is, “Where should I stay?” Well Anchorage has the answers.

For all adventure-craving maniacs out there, book a room at the Alaska Backpacker’s Inn. This inn offers comfortable rooms as well as hostel suites. A hostel is a room that feels more like a college dormitory/cabin than an actual hotel. The good news? Rates can be as low as 25 dollars per night. The inn itself is fully equipped with all of your necessary amenities and located right outside a variety of wondrous attractions for thrill seekers and nature-nuts alike.

For all of you business professionals, however, you might feel much more at home in the luxurious Captain Cook. The Captain Cook boasts over 450 rooms, 96 suites and four fine dining eateries. You and your belly will both be beyond satisfied at Captain Cook. It doesn’t end there though. This hotel is also home to 14 cozy conference rooms making this hotel, and none other, the perfect place to stay in Anchorage on business.

So we’ve got a hotel. Now what do we do with all of our free time? Start exploring Nature’s Treasure Chest! There is plenty to do in Anchorage including:

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. 140 acres of beauty so pure, it’ll crack your camera lens.
  • H2Oasis! The only indoor water park in the entire state of Alaska.
  • Anchorage City of Flowers. A massive collection of some of the world’s most beautiful blooming blossoms.
  • Alyeska Aerial Tram. Soak in all that the area has to offer.
  • Alpine skiing on the Alyeska resort, only 40 minutes from downtown Anchorage.
  • Visit Anchorage’s hoard of shopping centers, (Check out Anchorage 5th Avenue mall and the several local art galleries).
  • Last but not least, be sure to catch the Northern Lights. A true once in a lifetime experience.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and create memories that won’t soon be forgotten. Get out there and meet good old Alaska.