A must visit for nature lovers, the Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage gives visitors a chance to view a wide range of fascinating native plants. Spread across an area of around 110 acres, this picturesque garden is made up of a ‘boreal forest’ and has specially cultivated gardens and trails. Situated near the Far North Bicentennial Park, the Alaska Botanical Garden was opened in 1993 and features more than 1,000 hardy perennial species as well as over 100 native species of plant life. Apart from two perennial gardens, there is also an herb garden, a rock garden and a wildflower trail. Travelers in need of a hotel in Anchorage from which to set off on sightseeing tours can stay at Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage. This modern Anchorage hotel is conveniently located only around 10 minutes from the downtown area.