Beautiful pink vibrant flowers on the mountain side of Juneau, Alaska

Cruise to Juneau, Alaska

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
National Language English
Currency Accepted U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Juneau

Humpback whales shooting out water in the ocean in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska Humpback Whales Watching Ocean



Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat.

A family out on an excursion of dog sledding with the huskies in the snow in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska Things To Do Sledding Dogs Family



Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow.

Family fun activity of gold panning in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska Gold Panning Family Fun Things To Do


Follow in the footsteps of fortune hunters and pan for gold along trails forged by prospectors over a hundred years ago during the Juneau gold rush.

Salmon being cooked on the grill in Alaska

Juneau, Alaska Salmon Grill


From coffee shops to local pubs, Juneau’s food scene is all about seafood and simple fare, like burgers and sandwiches. If you’re craving a cold one, be sure you try Alaskan Brewing Company’s Alaskan Amber or Smoked Porter— they’re both local favorites.

juneau alaska shopping aerial view city mountains juneau

juneau alaska shopping aerial view city mountains juneau


For some frontier retail therapy, head to downtown Juneau and you’ll find plenty of shops and boutiques selling Native art, locally-crafted goods and designer brands.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Summer temperatures average in the 60’s but can jump into the mid-80s or drop unexpectedly into the 40s or below, so dress in layers.
2 Keep your eyes peeled, because Juneau is in the heart of Bear Country. While the bears don’t typically bother humans, it’s always a good idea to keep your distance.

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