Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Car Rental
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is about 7 km south-west of Anchorage city, in the south of Alaska.
The airport was built in the early 1950s and its IATA code is ANC. It has two terminals for the passenger traffic and both of them are dedicated to arrivals and departures, but the terminal north is reserved to the international flights, whereas the terminal south is dedicated to the local flights.
In both the terminals dedicated to the passengers, there are galleries with shops, restaurants, fast-foods and bars, whereas within the international terminal there are many duty-free shops.
Anchorage Airport is, above all, an important international airport for the traffic of goods, because its location is strategical for the polar routes.
The main airlines using this airport are Alaska Airlines and Pen Air for the passenger traffic and FedExpress, Pen Air and Pol Air Cargo for the trade traffic.
In order to get to the city centre from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, you have to take the road called International Airport Road, then turn left towards the Minnesota Drive and continuing towards the L Street; this road changes name and becomes the 5th Avenue, that you have to cross until it ends. Lastly, you have to take the highway Glen heading north and turn left to get to Anchorage city centre.
After having booked a rental car on RentalUp, you will have the opportunity to pick it up directly ay Anchorage Airport and then you can drive towards the city centre.
Anchorage: points of interest
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Anchorage Airport, the first place you must visit is the Eisenhower Statehood Monument, that recalls the admission of Alaska in the United States of America, whereas a second monument is that dedicated to the dog Balto, that was the head-changes of an expedition that transported the antitoxin and allowed to eradicate a virulent outbreak of diphtheria.
Thanks to the car rental service at Anchorage Airport, you can reach Kincaid Park, where you can admire in complete freedom the local animals such as moose and whales feeding in the protected bay. Moreover, with the rental car you will have the opportunity to explore also the surroundings in complete freedom.
Anchorage: art and culture
An exhibitive space with various objects of the traditional craftmanship and, above all, reconstructions of the houses of the aboriginals during the centuries is very famous. Within the Alaska Native Heritage Center many events are organised, especially related to the local dance.
Another museum is the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, within which there is a splendid historical collection with more 27 aircrafts.
The festival called First Friday Art Walk, held every first Friday of the month, is particularly curious: from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. many shops, restaurants, pubs and galleries offers the visitors food and drinks, live music and exhibition of works of art.