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Perched on the edge of the wilderness, nestled between Cook Inlet famous for its king salmon run and the Turnagain Arm, is the city of Anchorage. Blending cosmopolitan excitement and the great outdoors, the city’s youthful exuberance contributes to its lively nightlife, eclectic dining, and sense of adventure. Beyond the city limits of ‘Alaska’s Big Apple,’ nature commands the terrain. As many as 60 glaciers are located within an hour’s drive. Urbanites can often be found hiking beside their crystal-clear blue walls by day, and by night under the late evening sun, socializing at a downtown brewery and enjoying local craft beer. And even on weekdays it’s not uncommon to find a suited city worker angling for a catch on a lunch break. With 250 miles of trails within the city alone, and moose known to pass through city neighborhoods, or even whales surfacing in the waters along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage’s long summer days mean more time to explore its natural beauty by day and sample the all-embracing culinary fare long into the evening. Anchorage has long been known as a melting pot for the Native Peoples of Alaska and this makes it the destination to discover the native history, art, and crafts that are at the heart of the Alaskan identity. The Anchorage Museum preserves an extensive collection of native art, filling the ‘Alaska gallery’, spanning prehistoric times to present day. And the Alaskan artifacts at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center were curated and interpreted with help from the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and an exciting place to connect with indigenous residents who still call Alaska home.