Anchorage and Girdwood | Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

Anchorage, Alaska - Gateway to The Kenai

Many people visiting the Kenai Peninsula arrive through Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city and home of the Ted Stevens International Airport. While daily passenger flights do connect Anchorage to Kenai and Homer, any of our 13 destination communities can be reached by road in 1.5 to 4.5 hours. As you head south on the Seward Highway, the road weaves between rocky mountain faces freckled with wildlife and the Turnagain Arm – world renown for the largest tidal range in United States (30ft on average). The Alaska Railroad, Dall Sheep and Beluga whales are commonly spotted along the Turnagain Arm, and people can often be seen rock climbing, wind surfing, kite boarding or riding the 6-10 foot bore tides that sweep through periodically.

39 miles from Anchorage you will come upon the town of Girdwood – a great place to top off your fuel tank, freshen up, and grab snacks for the road. Girdwood is 15 miles from the northern border of the The Kenai, marked by gateway signage where the Seward Highway turns and begins its ascent into Turnagain Pass and onto The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground.

Visit Anchorage

524 W. Fourth Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 235-2600
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