Welcome to Juneau
Juneau, Alaska’s capital city is the third largest city in the state. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of towering mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, the community’s rich culture and history is displayed throughout the town. Juneau has a vibrant urban feel with great dining, shopping and lodging, while being surrounded by jaw-dropping scenic vistas. Speaking of dining, sampling a city’s local fare is a big part of any vacation and a visit to Juneau delivers tastes that delight the senses. From Alaska salmon, halibut and crab to sourdough bagels, homemade fudge, and award-winning coffee and beer, Juneau can satisfy even the most discriminating palate.
Travelers can expect a host of activities from wild to mild. Choose hiking miles of scenic trails through temperate rainforest, tidal beaches and up mountains capped by alpine meadows, or take to the air for stunning views of the coastal mountains and the Juneau Icefield. Helicopters and floatplanes give visitors an exhilarating view and make it possible get a sense of the vast wilderness surrounding Juneau. Backcountry camping, bird watching, bear viewing and berry picking can all happen in the same trip!
A stay in Juneau is not complete without some time spent on the water watching graceful humpback whales or hearing your fishing line race out as a King Salmon makes a run for it with your bait. Kayaking gives “up close and personal” a new meaning when quietly paddling past a sea lion haul-out. And day boat tours offer trips to near by Tracy Arm Fjord (said to rival Glacier Bay with its intimate, yet dramatic glacial landscape.)
We look forward to welcoming you to Alaska’s capital city and vacation experience that you’ll savor for a lifetime.