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Anchorage

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THE WORST...

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Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
34 Fall
30 New Year's Eve
29 Spring Break
4 Summer
21 Winter
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
27 Classical music
26 Historical sites/monuments
23 Museums/galleries
30 Theater/performance art
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
35 Big-name restaurants
31 Ethnic food
17 Farmers' markets
20 Neighborhood joints and cafes
Hotels
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
22 Affordable hotels
15 All-in-one resorts
6 B&Bs/Inns
32 Big-name luxury hotels
28 Business hotels
33 Stylish boutique hotels
Local Specialties
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
29 Barbecue
5 Coffee
20 Hamburgers
4 Microbrew beer
4 Pizza
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
31 Cocktail hour
35 Live music/concerts and bands
23 Singles/bar scene
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
6 Athletic/active
31 Attractive
9 Diverse
9 Friendly
19 Intelligent
35 Stylish
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
12 Cleanliness
11 Environmental friendliness
32 Noteworthy neighborhoods
3 Peace and quiet
19 People-watching
4 Public parks and outdoor access
20 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
11 Safety
5 Skyline/views
28 Weather
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
33 Antique stores
32 Home decor and design stores
31 Independent boutiques
35 Luxury stores
33 Vintage shops and flea markets
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
27 Affordable getaway
17 Cultural getaway
8 Family vacation
11 Relaxing retreat
24 Romantic escape
14 Wild weekend
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