Hotel at a Glance: TownePlace Suites Anchorage Midtown
The TownePlace Suites Anchorage Midtown features a host of amenities that make the hotel feel like a home away from home. You can whip up your own meals in your guest room’s kitchenette or walk to one of several restaurants surrounding the hotel. The Alaska Zoo and Earthquake Park are conveniently located just a short drive away.
- Rise and shine! The hotel serves a free continental breakfast each morning.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool or whirlpool tub.
- Homey guest rooms feature kitchenettes and high-speed Internet access.
Anchorage, Alaska: Mountain Recreation and World-Class Museums
The Anchorage skyline stands out as one of the most striking in the country—the city’s glittering buildings are set against a backdrop of jagged, snow-capped mountains. This scene speaks to how the dynamic city stays tied to the natural beauty nearby. To immerse yourself in Alaska’s sprawling wilderness, you only have to drive about a half hour from downtown.
Hikers can set off on trails that climb high into the Glen Alps or follow the coastline. The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail starts in downtown Anchorage and leads along Cook Inlet. It’s a good place to spot wild moose and beluga whales, depending on the time of year. Just outside the heart of the city, you’ll find Chugach State Park, nearly half a million acres of glaciers, mountain ranges, and the shores of Prince William Sound. Give your feet a break and take in some spectacular scenery by hopping aboard the Alaska Railroad.
For a dose of culture, visit the Anchorage Museum, which is filled with hundreds of historical objects and landscape paintings from native Alaskans. Kids will get a kick out of the adjacent Imaginarium Discovery Center’s interactive exhibits.