If you're looking for a break from the blistering heat of Texas, fly from Houston, TX to Anchorage. The George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is just 20 minutes north of the city center, and flying from Houston to Anchorage takes about six-and-a-half hours. Upon landing, you will quickly see why Anchorage is considered a nature lover's dream.
If you enjoy fishing, Ship Creek is known for its bustling currents of salmon, and it's located downtown. Rural fishing spots include Jewel Lake and Eklutna Lake, where even more salmon and trout can be found. If hiking is your preferred activity, then look no further than the nearly 500,000-acre Chugach State Park. With 155 mountain peaks and over 50 glaciers, a lifetime could be spent trying to see everything there. One of the most popular mountain peaks for families is Flattop Mountain, which is just 30 minutes southeast of Anchorage and offers a view of the entire city.
You'll fly from Houston TX to Anchorage International Airport (ANC). Alaskan weather is known for its sudden shifts in temperature and wind conditions, which become more pronounced if you plan to be near water or glaciers, so layers are a good option, especially while hiking. Average January low temperatures are 11 degrees Fahrenheit while July sees highs of 66 degrees.
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