Banks -- A bank is rarely far away, and all grocery stores and gas stations also have ATMs.

Hospitals -- Alaska Regional Hospital is at 2801 DeBarr Rd. (tel. 907/276-1131;, and Providence Alaska Medical Center is at 3200 Providence Dr. (tel. 907/562-2211;

Internet Access -- Downtown, get online at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, with Wi-Fi and public terminals, at 6th Avenue and G Street, in the base of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. It's also a comfortable and popular coffee hangout.

Police -- The Anchorage Police Department has main offices at 4501 Elmore Rd., south of Tudor Road; for a nonemergency, call tel. 907/786-8500. For nonemergency police business outside the city, call the Alaska State Troopers, 5700 E. Tudor Rd. (tel. 907/269-5511).

Post Office -- Downtown, it's downstairs in the 4th Avenue Marketplace at D Street.

Taxes -- There's no sales tax in Anchorage. The bed tax is 12%.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.