Juneau is Alaska’s capital and one of the most beautiful capitals in the United States. Larger than the state of Rhode Island, there are a wide variety of exceptional experiences in this small city.
One of the unparalleled attractions of the area is a flightseeing tour of the Juneau Icefield. The Mendenhall Glacier is just north of downtown and offers great hiking, animal sightseeing and beautiful photo opportunities. You can also see glaciers calve at Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness.
Just a short flight will take you to Pack Creek Brown Bear viewing area over in Admiralty Island.
You can also go whale watching to see humpbacks and orcas.
Visitors can also shop, visit museums, dine at restaurants and take in local entertainment. This capital has a little bit of everything to offer a visitor who wants a wide range of opportunities.
For most of these activities, summer is the best time to visit Juneau. But, if you want to ski or snowboard, you can find good rates in the winter.