Destination guide

Explore the majestic setting in Downtown Anchorage

Enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and festivals with a rental holiday home in Downtown Anchorage. Renowned for its shopping, hiking and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Sullivan Arena and Kincaid Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Downtown Anchorage

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Downtown Anchorage a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Imaginarium - Science Discovery Center (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Elmendorf State Hatchery (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Hillberg Ski Area (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Anchorage Golf Course (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Anchorage

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Anchorage is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kincaid Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • The Rooftop (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Town Square Municipal Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Delaney Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Valley of the Moon Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Ship Creek Viewing Platform (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Downtown Anchorage

The nearest airport is in Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), which is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 70 holiday lettings near Downtown. From 27 Houses to 29 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • North Star: 90 holiday homes
  • Sand Lake: 49 holiday homes
  • Northeast Anchorage: 24 holiday homes
  • Taku / Campbell: 38 holiday homes
  • Eagle River: 30 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Log Cabin Visitor Information Center: 330 holiday lettings
  • Cyrano's Playhouse: 333 holiday lettings
  • Alaska State Troopers Museum: 330 holiday lettings
  • Ulu Factory: 330 holiday lettings
  • International Gallery of Contemporary Art: 330 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 27 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 29 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 65 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Downtown

    North Star
    90 holiday rentals
    Sand Lake
    49 holiday rentals
    Northeast Anchorage
    24 holiday rentals
    Taku / Campbell
    38 holiday rentals
    Eagle River
    30 holiday rentals
    Rabbit Creek
    17 holiday rentals
    Abbott Loop
    38 holiday rentals
    Bayshore / Klatt
    37 holiday rentals
    49 holiday rentals
    23 holiday rentals
    Campbell Park
    28 holiday rentals
    University Area
    27 holiday rentals
    49 holiday rentals
    79 holiday rentals
    South Addition
    84 holiday rentals
    Tudor Area
    23 holiday rentals
    Huffman / O' Malley
    20 holiday rentals
    Airport Heights Community Council
    34 holiday rentals
    Russian Jack Park
    18 holiday rentals
    57 holiday rentals