Juneau, Alaska History:
Juneau 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.
Juneau, Alaska Attractions:[tg_promo_box title=”Custom Alaska Cruises” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”www.sikumi.com” button_url=”http://www.Sikumi.com”]There isn’t a better way to cruise Alaska, than a custom cruise with Custom Alaska Adventures. 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.[/tg_promo_box] [tg_promo_box title=”Mount Roberts Tramway” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”mountrobertstramway.com” button_url=”http://mountrobertstramway.com/”]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. [/tg_promo_box]
More attractions are coming soon!
Juneau Alaska Airfare:[tg_promo_box title=” Alaska Airlines” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”www.alaskaair.com” button_url=”http://www.alaskaair.com”]1-800-252-7522,
Provides a twice daily jet service from Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK with several stops in between.[/tg_promo_box] [tg_promo_box title=”Expedia Flights To Alaska” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”Expedia.com” button_url=”http://flights.expedia.com/cheap-flights-to-alaska-usa/”] 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. [/tg_promo_box]
Juneau, Alaska Lodging:[tg_promo_box title=”Frontier Suites Airport Hotel” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”frontiersuites.com” button_url=”http://www.frontiersuites.com”] 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. [/tg_promo_box] [tg_promo_box title=”The Alaskan Hotel” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”thealaskanhotel.com” button_url=”http://thealaskanhotel.com”] The Alaskan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels still operating in Juneau. Has a victorian style and renovations to keep it looking great. [/tg_promo_box] [tg_promo_box title=”Silverbow Inn” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”silverbowinn.com” button_url=”http://silverbowinn.com”] 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. [/tg_promo_box]
More Juneau Lodging Coming Soon!
Juneau, Alaska Restaurants:[tg_promo_box title=”Tracy’s King Crab Shack” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”www.kingcrabshack.com” button_url=”http://www.kingcrabshack.com”] 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!
[/tg_promo_box] [tg_promo_box title=”Sandpiper Cafe” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”View Google + page” button_url=”https://plus.google.com/104834955896047099944/about”] 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.
[/tg_promo_box] [tg_promo_box title=”Red Dog Saloon” border=”#9E030F” shadow=”0″ button_text=”www.RedDogSaloon.com” button_url=”http://www.reddogsaloon.com/”] 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!