Anchorage is all about a combination of incredible adventures and metropolitan appeal.  With national parks nearby and 60 glaciers a short drive away, it's a dream destination. It is one of the best places to experience the summer solstice. The city is also great because of its proximity to the incomparably beautiful six million acre Denali National Park. It is home to the tallest peak on the continent, incredible wildlife and some of the most stunning natural scenery anywhere. Climb Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, go dog sledding, hiking, and take advantage of the opportunity to see the spectacular Northern Lights.