Lake Hood / Lake Spenard

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The Millennium Anchorage Hotel Alaska is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive Anchorage Hotels. Lake Spenard lies just beyond the hotel front, inviting guests to take the short walk to its idyllic shoreline.

Combined with Lake Hood - which Lake Spenard forms part of - this strikingly beautiful body of water measures 69 feet at its deepest point. While bristling with natural beauty, that's not the only reason why visitors will be lured to the waters of Lake Spenard - it also serves as the world's largest and busiest float plane base.

Watching the seaplanes land and take off throughout the day can be a mesmerising experience, framed by the icy glaciers that cover the Alaskan mountains in the distance. In the summer, a special swimming area in the lake attracts throngs of families vacationing in the region. Playground equipment, picnic tables and a volleyball court ensure that an action-packed day can be enjoyed by the whole family.