Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, sits ensconced between wilderness and water. This gives it the distinction of being one of the few cities in the United States that is inaccessible by road! A popular stop on cruise ship itineraries, the city is best known for its proximity to Mendenhall Glacier. Active recreational pursuits such as glacier hiking, dog sledding, and kayaking await the adventurous in Juneau. The harbor is also the starting point for exciting whale watching tours into Auke Bay as well as fishing excursions. Take a seaplane tour to spot bears in the region and for breathtaking aerial views of glaciers and snow-capped peaks. For culture enthusiasts, Juneau’s historic district boasts some of its oldest establishments which find mention on the National Register of Historic Places. Art galleries and an ice skating rink that doubles as a concert venue in summer are some other attractions in the city. Evenings are meant for live performances at the nationally-acclaimed Perseverance Theatre and fresh seafood dinners at your choice of great downtown restaurants.
Cruises & Adventure Sports
Recommended Alaska Tours
Places: Anchorage (2 days) → Homer (3) → Girdwood (2) → Talkeetna (1) → Denali National Park (3) → Anchorage (1)
Tour Highlights: Nature & Outdoor Excursions, Museums & Alaska Native Heritage Center, Whale Watching, Dog Sledding, Sportfishing...
Baranof Hotel, BW Signature Collection is located in the quaint downtown area of Juneau, the scenic capital of Alaska. It is a historic hotel built in 1939, within walking distance of the waterfront, cruise ship docks, boutique shopping, Alaska State Museum and State Capitol building.