What to See and Do
Juneau, population 32,000, is the capitol city of Alaska. Thanks to its beautiful scenery and countless outdoor activities, Juneau is a popular tourist destination, with cruises bringing up to 6,000 tourists per day during the summer. Getting there is a bit tricky since the city is surrounded by rugged mountain terrain and water, with no roads linking it to the rest of Alaska. However, a short flight from Seattle or scenic ferry ride from Haines will easily connect you to downtown Juneau.
Juneau’s second largest industry is tourism, and it easy to see why. Juneau is rich with history, culture, natural beauty, bustling food scene, and wildlife. You can walk the Downtown Historic District, or take a short drive to the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Endless ideas for outdoor activities include kayaking, whale-watching, hiking, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, or mountain biking: all within minutes of downtown.
Eating and Drinking
Juneau has no shortage of great places to eat, drink, and shop. Thanks to the abundant waters that surround the city, fresh, local seafood is in abundance. Juneau is also home to award-winning brewery, Alaskan Brewing Company, as well as a budding coffee scene with two local roasteries.