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Extended Stay America - Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, Alaska nicknamed "the City of Lights and Flowers", is the state's largest city and home to over 40 percent of the Alaska population.

Anchorage has a strong, steady economy due in part to its global location and the presence of two military bases nearby. Thanks to its being on the air trade routes between the United States and Asia, the Anchorage International Airport is the world's third busiest airport by cargo traffic.

Virtually all goods coming into Alaska by sea come through the Port of Anchorage, making the city a critical location for international trade. The port's Intermodal Expansion Project is expected to be completed in 2014 and will about double the port's capacity.

Just six miles from the Extended Stay America Downtown hotel is Elmendorf Air Force Base, whose mission is to support U.S. military efforts in the Asia Pacific region. Also located near Anchorage is Fort Richardson. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, this base's Task Force 1-501 was upgraded to an airborne brigade.

Anchorage is a popular place for tourists, especially those who love wildlife and the great outdoors. However, visitors should take proper precautions, as the Anchorage area is home to more than 300 bears and moose herds that grow to over 1,000 in winter. Add the 30 or so wolves who live in the Anchorage area, and there is good reason to enjoy nature from a safe distance.

Visitors can experience the vast natural wonders of the area in one of Anchorage's numerous parks and nature centers. The Alaska Botanical Garden shows off some of Alaska's hardy perennials and native plant species. The Alaska Zoo, situated on 25 gorgeous wooded acres, is another popular attraction that draws over 200,000 people annually.

Come to Anchorage during the right season, and you can enjoy golf in some of the most beautiful country you can imagine. The Anchorage Golf Course, just six miles from the Extended Stay America Midtown Hotel, is a great place to start.

For comfortable, convenient, and affordable hotels in Anchorage, Extended Stay America is a terrific choice.