Anchorage is Alaska's largest city and commercial center. After the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 1964 the city was rebuilt in a modern style. Nowadays, Anchorage is a very good starting point for excursions inland to the many attractions of Denali National Park, as well as on the fjord-riddled coast. It is also quite easy to reach Mount Alyeska Resort, which offers skiing throughout the year, the popular Portage Glacier(50 miles southeast) and the Kenai Peninsula. You can also observe art and historic items related to Alaska at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson and also explore the culture of the different indigenous groups at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Anchorage is the perfect city for both cultural and natural experiences in Alaska.