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Planning a Holiday to Anchorage

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Anchorage, a beautiful and diverse metropolis is located amidst striking mountains, peaks and the sea. The city has four distinct seasons- mild summers, pleasant spring and fall, and cold winters. Soak up the nature beauty, climb up the mountains and enjoy the stunning views of Anchorage, explore the art and culture, and indulge in outdoor adventures. No matter when you visit Anchorage, there is plenty to do and see here! 

Holiday in Anchorage
Image by Luke Jones via Wikimedia Commons

Spring Season in Anchorage (March to May)

Spring is a good time to experience the beauty of Anchorage. It experiences the transition form a snow covered area to verdant green lands. Crowds are less and hotel rates are reasonable. Indulge in outdoor adventures, explore the hiking trails and enjoy the amazing scenery during this season in Anchorage. 

Anchorage Average Spring Temperature
Average high temperature during spring season in Anchorage is in mid-40s and average low temperature is in 30s. 

Clothes to Pack
  • Rain gear
  • T-shirts and short and long sleeves
  • Dress in layers
  • Closed-toed shoes, boots
  • Jacket and sweaters

Anchorage Spring Events/Festivals

March

April

Summer Season in Anchorage (June-August)

Summer is the best time to visit Anchorage, the City of Lights and Flowers. It is the season with long hours of sunlight. This is the perfect time to enjoy outdoors and go hiking, kayaking or biking. The sun goes down, but it’s never dark enough in Anchorage during summers.  This time of the year in Anchorage is known as the “City that never sleeps”. This is the peak tourist time, so the hotel rates skyrocket. Book your hotel in advance to avoid any kind of botheration! 

Anchorage Average Summer Temperature
Average high temperature during summer in Anchorage is in mid-60s and average low temperature is 50.

Clothes to Pack
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Pants, jeans and shorts
  • Skirts, dress in layers
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and brimmed hat
  • Comfortable hiking/walking shoes and flip-flops
  • Light jacket, sweater

Anchorage Summer Events/Festivals

June

July

August

Fall Season in Anchorage (September to October)

Fall is also a good time to visit Anchorage. Northern lights start lightning up the skies during this season. The city experiences rainy and chilly days. Biking and hiking are great in this season.  Get the best deals on airfares and accommodation during this season. 

Anchorage Average Fall Temperature
Average high temperature during fall season in Anchorage is in mid-40s and average low temperature is in mid-30s.

Clothes to Pack
  • Long pants and jeans
  • Dress with jackets, long shirts
  • Sweater and light jacket
  • Boots and closed-toed shoes

Anchorage Fall Events/Festivals

September
Taste of Mardi Gras 

October

Winter Season in Anchorage (November to February)

Winter in Anchorage is chock full of festivals and events, attracting hordes of people from all over the world. Skiers come down to Anchorage to participate in the skiing events. Catch a glimpse of aurora borealis displays during this season in Anchorage. Hotel rates plummet during this season. 

Anchorage Average Winter Temperature
Average high temperature during winter season in Anchorage is in mid-20s and average low temperature is in mid-10s; very cold

Clothes to Pack
  • Heavy weight woolen clothes
  • Padded jackets, long coats and heavy sweaters
  • Scarfs, hats, wool socks and mittens
  • Warm boots

Anchorage Winter Events/Festivals

December

January

February
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