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Organize your next vacation to the stunning location of Juneau. You will be able to find this destination near the Gastineau Channel and the Alaskan panhandle. Juneau is the capital city of Alaska and the second-largest city in the United States of America by area. Situated on the base of Mount Juneau across from the channel that separates it from Douglas Island, the population of this city is of 32,255 inhabitants. The city is named after a gold prospector from Quebec, Joe Juneau. With a rich and extensive history, the Gastineau Channel was a fishing ground for the Auke and the Taku tribes.Vacation rentals in Juneau
There are numerous stunning rental properties to choose from while visiting Juneau. You will be able to find accommodations by the mountain, immersed in nature, as well ones located closer to the city center. Imagine waking up in the morning and having your coffee in the patio as you breathe in the fresh mountain air. Spend the afternoon playing catch with your pet in your backyard. Cozy up by the fireplace during a cold winter night with your loved ones. These are a few of the opportunities waiting for you with an accommodation in Juneau.
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The area and getting around
Making your trip to Juneau will be quite simple regardless of where you are coming from. You will be able to choose to make your way to Juneau either by plane or by ferry, however you can't get there by road as it is surrounded by a rugged coastal mountain range. The city is home to the main port of the Alaska Marine Highway. This ferry system has connection to plenty of the main cities in the state. On the other hand, you can also fly into the Juneau International Airport which provides commercial flights for domestic and international routes.Where to eat in Juneau
The Alaskan capital will be able to provide plenty of choices for restaurants to try out during your stay in Juneau. From upscale dining experiences to casual lunch spots, the options available will be delightful. Do not miss out on the exquisite Alaskan seafood while visiting Juneau. Head over to Tracy´s King Crab Shack for dinner. This restaurant has been open for a decade and it will serve you with fresh, hot, and locally-sourced crab legs with butter. You will also find crab rolls and crab bisque on the menu. On the other hand, if you wish to have a more elegant dinner, check out Salt. This eatery will provide you with local Alaskan flavors and ingredients fused with modern flair. This restaurant will serve you dishes like roasted chestnut soup with prawns and sea scallop carbonara.
Travelers and activities
There are countless outdoor activities you can try out while visiting Juneau. If you wish to discover the area from up in the air, you will be able to do so by various methods. Choose a floatplane or take a helicopter ride for some incredible views of the Mountains. You will be able to go around Mount Robert, pass the downtown area and explore the Gastineau Channel. If you prefer staying on the ground, check out the West Glacier Trailhead. This easy hiking trail will take you across the glaciers of Juneau and present you with the opportunity to spot the local wildlife.Family friendly activities in Juneau
If you want to take your family along with you on your trip to Juneau, try out these fun activities together. For an educational activity, head over to the Last Chance Mining Museum. Located in the former Alaskan Juneau Gold Mining Company which dates back to the early 1900s, this establishment has the world’s largest air compressors used for hard rock gold mining. On the other hand, you can also spend the day learning about the salmon industry at DIPAC’s Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Here you will be able to take a tour of the hatchery operations, visit the aquarium and enjoy educational exhibits.
Did you know that the city used to be called Rockwell and Harrisburg before Juneau?
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Learn all about the state of Alaska. This museum is filled with immersive experiences of the local culture, you will be able to learn about the natural history, as well as stroll through art exhibits.2. Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Take the day to learn about the local history. On the other hand, if you want to have more knowledge regarding the city of Juneau, this establishment is meant for you. Here you will be able to see artifacts and documents of local art and culture.3. Alaskan Brewing Company
Taste the local brews. This brewery will provide you with a tour of their establishment where you can learn about the brewing and bottling process. At the end of the tour, you will have the chance to try out one of their 20 different beers on draft.4. AJ Mine Gastineau Mill Tour
Explore the mining tunnels. This place will provide you with over 360 feet of mining tunnels to discover. During your visit you will be able to learn about the lifestyle of miners and the hard rock mining techniques.5. Sealaska Heritage Museum
Learn about the tribes that used to inhabit Juneau. The museum will take you back to over 10,000 years of history and teach you about the lives of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian indigenous people.