One destination. Endless adventure.
Anchorage is a unique destination located in one of the world's most spectacular settings - Alaska.
Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, Anchorage is alive year round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, sporting events and more.
Recognized as a four-time All-America City, Anchorage is a modern city surrounded by spectacular wildnerness with adventures just steps from your hotel.
During summer the days seem endless. Dazzling displays of flowers adorn homes and storefronts, live music fills the air, Wild Salmon on Parade sculptures appear along city blocks while kings and silvers are caught right downtown in Ship Creek.
Plan to arrive a few days early or stay a few days after the conference to enjoy your own adventure!
Anchorage Climate and Daylight Hours - Monthly Averages
Anchorage has long been plagued with many a misconception about being cold and dark. The truth is, Anchorage is far south of the Arctic Circle. Protected by the Chugach Mountains and warmed by Japanese currents of the Pacific Ocean, the climate is actually quite mild year-round.
Spring through fall, Anchorage's climate is similar to San Francisco's spring weather, with temperatures that can reach into the 70's. Summer highs average 65 degrees F/18 degrees C.
Winters bring on the snow with high temperatures dipping into the 20s, creating a climate very much like ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains, Canada or Europe. Low humidity also contributes to Anchorage's comfortable climate.
View 10-day Anchorage weather forecast: Weather.com
Anchorage Daylight Hours
In Anchorage, there are 24 hours of functional daylight on Summer Solstice. The further north you travel, the more sun you get in the summer; in Barrow the sun does not set for 84 days! The day with the least amount is on Winter Solstice, yet Anchorage still enjoys five hours, 28 minutes of daylight. During winter - the farther north means the fewer the daylight hours.
What to Wear
The weather is perfect for casual wear for people taking advantage of the area's many outdoor activities. Visitors may notice a drop in temperature when taking a chairlift ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska or hiking in the nearby Chugach Mountains, so it's a good idea to bring a jacket for those activities. The key to comfort in Alaska is wearing layers of clothing, then peel on or off as needed.
Comfortable walking shoes are great for all seasons. In winter, bring heavier layers, long underwear, warm hat and gloves, and warm boots. Alaska's informality is perfect for visitors; casual wear is welcome virtually everywhere.