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Explore the City of Anchorage in your Thrifty Rental Car

Anchorage is a city on the southern edge of Alaska with an exotic background behind the skyscrapers.  Anchorage is the state's most populous metropolis, yet just a short drive in your Anchorage rental car you can immerse yourself in stunning mountains, lakes, and ocean landscapes. With a rental car in tow, have fun shopping and dining in town. What's more, you can find locations around the city in which to engage in outdoor activities.

Alaska is home to some of the most majestic creatures in the world, and there are plenty of routes to take your Anchorage rental car out to catch a glimpse of these animals. If embarking on a bear viewing tour sounds intriguing, then driving out to Brooks River Falls is the place to safely admire entire packs of wild grizzly bears from afar. Also, Alaska remains one of the premier locations in the world for whale watching, and there are plenty of boat tours based in Anchorage that will take you out onto the water to spot the biggest creatures of the sea in their natural habitat. Fishermen will definitely need to stop by Bird Creek Campgrounds, where the streams and channels are always hopping with fresh salmon.

Of course, many won't consider your trip to Alaska official until you've seen Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain peak in the country. This will require a drive in your rental car to Denali National Park and Reserve, where the sights are almost as stunning as the heights. A typical journey down the famous Seward Highway is practically guaranteed to deliver you some of the most memorable views you've ever witnessed. From Seward to Anchorage, this stretch of road reaches more than 125 miles, ideal for a full-day road trip that will lead you to a variety of breathtaking pit stops. With mountain peaks, wildlife and tall trees, the forest is an untouched Alaskan wonder.