With over 40 percent of the population of Alaska living in Anchorage, it's no surprise that this is a popular destination for those coming to the state. Anchorage has received the honor of being named an All-American City by the National Civic League four times between 1956 and 2002.
Traveling Around Town
When you arrive in Anchorage, you’ll want to grab your car rental and take the short, 15-minute drive to downtown. You’ll find the Rental Car Center directly across from the South Terminal. Shuttles run every 15 minutes and stop at the South Terminal, North Terminal, and Rental Car Center.
Given the latitude of Anchorage, travelers should keep in mind the difference in hours of daylight throughout the year. Late spring and summer months experience up to 19 ½ hours of daylight while winter months may see as little as 5 ½ hours of daylight.
Dine to Impress in Anchorage
Anchorage is a beautiful city, featuring something for everyone. When you're looking for somewhere to have a client dinner or a restaurant with outstanding food for yourself, check out Jack Sprat. You'll get to overlook the mountains and enjoy globally inspired cuisine. It is a bit of a drive to the outskirts of the city, so if you’re looking for something a little more accessible, check out Glacier Brewhouse for exceptional food in a cozy atmosphere.
For an affordable breakfast stop, visit Snow City Café, the same place former president Barack Obama chowed down on some cinnamon rolls. It’s the perfect place to grab some breakfast before walking over to the two convention centers in downtown Anchorage.
Work Hard While Enjoying the City
While many of the hotels throughout the city offer conference rooms, there are two main conference or convention centers in Anchorage.
The Eagan Center is 6 miles from the airport and offers 85,000 square feet of space. You can get banquet seating for up to 1,440 people. There are several exhibit halls and conference rooms you can choose from for your event.
Another option is the Dena'ina Center which is 5 miles from the Anchorage International Airport. This convention center is the larger of the two, with almost 200,000 square feet of space. Here you'll find both indoor and outdoor areas, allowing the flexibility you need.