Anchorage is a city of about 300,000 people, and it's the largest city in Alaska. It has a great deal to offer: amazing scenery, including the Chugach Mountains and the Cook Inlet; excellent recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts; and an abundance of cultural activities ranging from dance performances to museums.
The local economy has traditionally been based on fishing and shipping, but today it is also dependent on tourism.
The majority of Alaskans are Caucasian (more than 50%), followed by Native Americans (about 15%). There is also a large Asian population (more than 7%). The city of Anchorage is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in America.
The climate in Anchorage is a temperate maritime climate. Summers are warm and dry, while winters are cold and snowy. The average temperature during the summer is around 54°F (12°C), while the average temperature during the winter is 32°F (-1°C).
The city is home to many museums, including the Alaska Natural History Association Museum and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. The Alaska Native Heritage Center showcases the culture of Alaska's indigenous peoples. Anchorage also has many performing arts groups, including a symphony orchestra and ballet company.