Juneau, AK
Alaska
By Summer Brons

Undoubtedly one of the country's most beautiful capital cities, Juneau is a feast for the senses. Amazing glaciers, majestic wildlife, and excellent attractions make this an adventure-filled travel destination. Book your Juneau escape through WhatsCheaper.com and come experience the wild frontier for yourself!
   
Juneau International Airport (JNU) is located about seven miles from the center of the city and efficiently services air transportation to and from. Book your flight through WhatsCheaper.com by clicking (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to enjoy our low rates on airfare. We can help with your lodging needs, too, just click (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) and select your preferred hotel.    

Juneau is one of those lovely places that have so many things to see and do, it can almost be overwhelming. Luckily, WhatsCheaper.com has some recommendations for you. The glaciers are truly a must see, and Mendenhall Glacier is the most popular of all of them. Still in motion, Mendenhall is nearly a half mile wide, and has ice depth from 300 to 1,800 feet. Other glaciers within Juneau's Icefield include Eagle, Taku, and Herbert. If your time and budget allow for an aerial tour, WhatsCheaper.com highly encourages you to take advantage of the opportunity to see Juneau from above.    

Whale watching is another popular activity here, and certainly one of the most memorable. Hop on a boat and enjoy getting close to the Humpbacks and Ocras that call home to the local coastal waters. Other exciting outdoor adventures in Juneau include hiking, kayaking, rafting, and fishing. WhatsCheaper.com knows the fishing in Juneau is particularly excellent, and certainly provides a great setting in which to create your next epic fishing tale.    

Although being outdoors is commonplace during an Alaskan vacation, Juneau has plenty to offer when it's time to be indoors, too. The shopping is fantastic throughout the city, as many of the most popular good are locally developed. Enjoy a cup of Juneau's own Heritage Coffee, serving the city's caffeine needs for over 30 years; or sip a cold pint from the Alaskan Brewing Company, with a selection of internationally award-winning beers. Smoked salmon and fudge are two other local delicacies that often find themselves being shipped home with tourists, so WhatsCheaper.com urges you not to miss out on sampling those! Need something you can't consume? Browse Juneau's specialty boutiques, offering everything from handmade jewelry, artsy creations, and even soaps made with real glacier silt.    

WhatsCheaper.com wants to remind you to bring your appetite when you come to stay in Juneau, because the local cuisine here is truly one of a kind; seafood, certainly, being at the top of the list. Fresh caught salmon, halibut, and crab are skillfully prepared by talented chefs for your gastronomical enjoyment. Adding to the charm of an already delicious experience, many of Juneau's restaurants are among the first in the state, so don't be surprised if you find yourself dining where folks 100 years before you already have.    

Whether you're in Juneau for a day during a cruise ship port of call, or you're here for a week on an exclusive vacation, this magical city is sure to have you planning a return trip as soon as possible. Book your Alaskan adventure through WhatsCheaper.com and see why Juneau is one of the state's top travel destinations!

MUST SEE IN Juneau, AK LIST:

  • 1. Mendenhall Glacier
  • 2. Juneau Icefield
  • 3. Whale Watching
  • 4. Sportfishing Rivers
  • 5. Mount Roberts Tramway
  • 6. Sea Kayaking
  • 7. Alaska State Museum
  • 8. Tongass National Forest
  • 9. Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
  • 10. Local Salmon Bake

Juneau, AK EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Arti Gras Sitka Music & Arts Festival - March
  • 2. Alaska Folk Festival - April
  • 3. Jazz & Classics Festival - May
  • 4. Maritime Festival - May
  • 5. Gold Rush Days - May
  • 6. Spring King Salmon Derby - May
  • 7. Taste of Juneau & Music Festival - June
  • 8. 4th of July Parade - July
  • 9. Alaska Public Market - November
  • 10. Gallery Walk - December

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