Anchorage pales in comparison to other large cities, but unless you are visiting for a business conference, you should only use this city as a way-station en route to the beautiful sights of Alaska outside of Anchorage.
Anchorage is an amazing place. From the spectacular Mountain views to the Ocean Anchorage really has everything for an outdoor enthusiast.
The dinning is top notch and everything is really close. For sure a great place to visit and a great starting point for any Alaska adventure