Contrary to popular belief Anchorage, Alaska has much more than just polar bears. This city is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true! You can ski/snowboard at the Hilltop Ski Area, you can dogsled down the slopes of mountains, and you can even enjoy the beauty of flowers and plants at the Alaska Botanical Garden. Take a tour through the 27 mile-long Matanuska Glacier Valley to embrace the breathtaking views. For those who love to shop, drop by the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. This four-level, upscale mall is located in the downtown area and is home to many store locations not found in other areas. Finally, if you are looking for a place that has friendly staff, free Wi-Fi, and a free, easy grab-and-go breakfast, Extended Stay America is the perfect place to stay during your trip.