Juneau, Alaska, US
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Cruise to Juneau, Alaska and visit the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.
Juneau is known for its outdoor recreation, fresh seafood and fine dining. The city itself is pleasant, but the real highlight of a visit to Juneau is tracking down some wildlife. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay—bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve such as Chichagof or Admiralty Island to spy some bears lolling around on Alaska cruise excursion.
The sleepy, misty city of around 32,000—mostly fishermen and small-business owners—has a frontier town vibe, but welcomes more than a million visitors each summer to its natural attractions, cementing Juneau as Alaska’s number-one tourist destination. Experience this breathtaking city on an Alaska cruise.
Top 3: Things to Do in Juneau, Alaska
|1||Mendenhall Glacier||Visit Mendenhall Glacier, part of Tongass National Forest, and located approximately 12 miles from downtown Juneau. Hike one of the many trails and take in the spectacular scenery of lakes, waterfall, and icebergs.|
|2||Whale Watching||Learn about the wildlife of Alaska on a Whale Watching tour. A fun activity for all ages. You might see humpback whales, orcas, and sea-lions!|
|3||Dog Sledding||Book an Alaska excursion dog sledding across the glacier. Ride behind a team of huskies, ask dog trainers questions, and learn about racing Alaskan sled dogs.|