Juneau Alaska Travel Guide

Juneau, Alaska Attractions:

Right out of Juneau, the best thing to do is to go on an Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise.

They are the leading small ship cruising company in all of Alaska. Small ship cruises vary greatly from Large cruise ships as they are more intimate and vary their cuisine and excursions based upon what you want to eat and the excursions that you love to do.

Mount Roberts Tramway Juneau Alaska

The Mount Roberts Tramway is a spectacular way to view Juneau from a completely different vantage point... The sky! The tramway climbs 1,800 feet above Juneau through the rainforest. This is a must for every Juneau Traveler! As of this post it costs $33 / adult, 6-12 Youth: $16 and Kids under 5 are Free.

More attractions are coming soon!

 

 

Top 5 Things to do:

Mendenhall Glacier:  Located at the end of Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801

Ph: 1 907-789-0097,

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Mendenhall glacier you will see a thirteen-mile-long river of ice, which stops on the far side of Mendenhall Lake. Mendenhall glacier is open to visitors starting in May and closes in Sept. All ages can see the glacier and fees vary.

Tracy Arm Fjord:  Located in the Tongass National Forest, Juneau, AK

The Tracy Arm Fjord is 45 miles south of Juneau.  It is narrow waterway surrounded by sharp cliffs that rise 3,000 feet.  The fjord can be accessed by boat and visitors can take a boat tour that last all day.  The price for a boat excursions vary and they run from May through September.  

Juneau Whale Watch: 

Juneau Alaska Things to do

Whale watching is one of the most popular things to do in Juneau. The best way to watch wales is to take a cruise along the Inside Passage south of Juneau. 

Nugget Falls: Located in the Mendenhall trail, Juneau, AK, Ph: 1 907-789-0097

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Nugget Falls is in the Tongass National Forest and is a 0.8 miles long.  

 

Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway:   490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801-1328,

Ph: 1 907-463-3412, Website: http://mountrobertstramway.com

Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway is the only aerial tramway in southeast Alaska.  The  cars rise 1,800 feet from the ship dock in downtown Juneau.  The tramway is open May-Sept. and prices varies adults: $33 all day, youth age 6-12 $16 all day, and kids 5 and under are free.

Juneau Alaska Airfare:

1-800-252-7522,
Provides a twice daily jet service from Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK with several stops in between.

Expedia provides a wide range of pricing with various airlines that fly to Juneau, including Alaska Airlines. United Airlines flies to Juneau, but only during the summer months. So check expedia for availability.

Juneau, Alaska Lodging:

  • The Frontier Suites hotel is not only right next to the airport, but is is also really close to the incredibly popular Mendenhall Glacier. The frontier Suites has also been newly renovated.
  • The Alaskan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels still operating in Juneau. Has a victorian style and renovations to keep it looking great.
  • The Silverbow Inn is another icon of the Juneau hotel industry, like the Alaskan Hotel, and is centrally located in the center of Juneau's downtown district. Silverbow is a bed and breakfast with contemporary guestrooms and more.

More Juneau Lodging Coming Soon!

Juneau, Alaska Restaurants:

The Red Dog Saloon is one of the older restaurants in Juneau and originated during the mining era when Ragtime Hattie played the piano. They are open for Lunch and dinner. One of the specialties is their "Duckfart Shots". They good food and appraisers.

Tracy's King Crab Shack was established in 2006 and is located downtown Juneau, Alaska right next to the docks of the cruise ships. They are known for their crab bisque (which took 3rd place at the 2010 Great American Chowder cook off). Also, you can't beat their Alaskan King crab legs. Not surprisingly, its about as fresh as you can get!

The Sandpiper Cafe is a great breakfast and lunch restaurant located a couple blocks north of the cruise ship terminal area. They have a great selection of menu items as well as some local specialty items that will make your mouth water. A must try for breakfast.

The Red Dog Saloon is one of the older restaurants in Juneau and originated during the mining era when Ragtime Hattie played the piano. They are open for Lunch and dinner. One of the specialties is their "Duckfart Shots". They good food and appraisers.

More Juneau Restaurants Coming Soon!

Juneau, Alaska History:

Juneau Alaska travel InfoJuneau is the Capital of Alaska (since 1906) and is the second largest city in the USA by area. Juneau has a population of around 31,275. Juneau is a little bit larger than Rhode Island and is located at the foot of Mount Juneau. One of the unique aspects of Juneau is that it sits on the Gastineau Channel and it has no roads connecting it to the rest of Alaska. The reason is due to the extremely rugged mountains surrounding the city, so everything in Juneau has to be either flown in or carried in via a ferry (except for king crab legs :)

Even though Juneau is located really far north of the equator, it has a relatively mild climate. The average low temperature is around 23 degrees because of the influence of the Pacific Ocean.

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