Have you always wanted to travel to the final frontier of America? Put Juneau at the top of your travel destinations and check it off on your list of must see places in the world. Visit "Seward's Ice Box" and discover all of the exciting things to do in Juneau. Your Juneau tours are sure to keep you occupied and Expedia can help you to find the best local, as well as tourist spots on the map. Wondering about which attractions in Juneau should come first? Take your pick!…
Top 12 Things to do in Juneau, Alaska
Meet up with your guide near the docks in charming, waterfront Skagway and grab a seat on a mini-coach to ride along the coast. Listen to stories about life in Alaska and the colorful past of Skagway, which boomed during the Klondike Gold Rush at the turn of the 20th century.
Stop at 4 different viewpoints along the shore to watch for native wildlife both on land and in the water, and make your way to Dyea, a town that was abandoned when the White Pass and Yukon Route was built. Watch for the brown bears, black bears, and caribou that took over the area when the residents left, and learn about the Chilkoot Trail used by gold prospectors before your return ride to Skagway.
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Meet up with your guide and set off on foot, strolling the streets of downtown as your guide chats about the city's past and details the cultural highlights of the Alaskan capital. Make your way to 6 different locally loved restaurants for food samples, and pick up fun facts about Juneau along the way. Get the chance to "meet" Patsy Ann, a bull terrier memorialized in a waterfront statue, share what's on your bucket list at the "Before I Die" blackboard, and learn about the Native American art housed within the new Water Soboleff Center.
Of course, the focus of the tour is the food, so come hungry. Savor thick spoonfuls of silky bisque and an herb-dusted crab cake at Tracy's King Crab Shack, spread salmon dip and bull kelp marmalade on crackers at Alaska Knifeworks, and try halibut fusion nachos at V's Cellar Door. At Panhandle Provisions, sample some of the famous house-made charcuterie, pair Alaskan cod tacos with a glass of wine at SALT, and kick back with a pint at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Wrap up your delicious excursion with sweet tooth-satisfying gingersnap cookies at the Taku Glacier Lodge and buttery toffee at Chef Stef's. Read More close
As you set out from Juneau, your photography guide lets you in on tips and tricks to get more from your camera or smartphone than you thought was possible, ranging from composition and lighting to filters and editing. What's more, your guide can help you use photos to build a story of the land, glaciers, forest, wildlife, and people of the area.
This hike through lush temperate rainforest and across glacial moraine gives you a commanding view of the Mendenhall Glacier and takes you right up to the base of the powerful Nugget Falls. With no shortage of incredible sights around, you can pick out the photos of a lifetime. Read More close
After your guide leads you out from Juneau, immerse yourself in the trails of Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Get some incredible photos of glacier panoramas, admire the forested ridges around the ancient glacial ice, and learn about the remarkable geology of the environment around you.
Whether you have hiked all your life, you've done some weeklong treks, or you're just beginning, you get the advice you need for a great outing: tips for covering some of the rough terrain, help with preparations, and stories to learn from. Thanks to this expert guidance, you have a chance to tackle some of the most ambitious trails anyone has ever completed amid Alaska's spectacular scenery. Read More close
Join your local guide for a dynamic walking tour that takes you to landmarks like the Alaska Governor's Mansion, the Capitol Building, Fisherman's Memorial, and Cope Park. Experience the charming small-town feel of this city as your guide tells you fascinating stories about everything—from the time a bear walked into a local bar to the rich mining history that was a major factor in the founding of the city.
This intimate tour allows you to ask any questions you may have about the area, as your guide is well-versed in all kinds of Alaskan facts. After gaining a greater appreciation for the city of Juneau, a great place to end your afternoon is at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar, where you can enjoy a soda or a flight of local Alaskan beers (included) at the oldest hotel in Juneau. Read More close
Meet your guide right near the cruise ship dock in charming Skagway and hop aboard a comfortable mini-coach for the ride out of town. Parallel the historic narrow-gauge railway tracks as you take the Klondike Highway up to White Pass, where many would-be gold-seekers met their end making the treacherous crossing in the dead of winter.
Continue into Canada, and listen as your guide describes the tribulations of Gold Rush adventurers at the turn of the 20th century, and make periodic stops en route to admire the stunning mountain scenery. Admire the steep cascade of Bridal Veil Falls, look out over the rocky formations of the Tormented Valley, and watch the whitewater ribbon of Reid Falls weaving through the woods near the tombstones of a Gold Rush cemetery. Stop at an overlook for a bird's-eye perspective of pretty, waterfront Skagway, and spot the Captain William Moore Bridge before you head back to town. Read More close
Hop in your private ride just steps away from Skagway's cruise ship port. Head out of town along roads that snake through evergreen forests, in the shadows of towering granite peaks. Stop off at Bridal Veil Falls to watch its mist-shrouded waters plummet into burbling pools below. Continue on toward the moon-like landscapes of the Tormented Valley, listening to your guide share tales about the struggles of Gold Rush-era frontiersmen who scoured the area's creeks and mines for big payoffs.
Cross over the border and into Canada as you reach the windy summit of White Pass, where you can hop out to snap panoramic shots of distant snow-dusted peaks and never-ending river valleys. On the way back, stop off at more photogenic viewpoints and feel free to ask your guide any questions you might have about this historic highway's legendary past. Read More close
Make your way to Glacier Gardens and meet your guide, kicking off your tour in the lower gardens as you learn about the history of the property, which began as a stream restoration project and blossomed into a unique temperate garden. Head about the special challenges of gardening in Southeast Alaska, and learn the funny story behind unusual features like the Flower Towers.
Pass by burbling waterfalls, trickling streams, and tranquil ponds as you stroll, and then board a comfortable covered vehicle for a narrated ride into the temperate rainforest of the Tongass National Forest. Arrive at the top of Thunder Mountain and gaze out at a spectacular panorama that encompasses Taku Inlet, downtown Juneau, the Gastineau Channel, Douglas Island, and the magnificent Chilkat Mountains in the distance. After your tour concludes amid the flower displays and hanging gardens of the indoor Visitor Center, feel free to stay on and roam the gardens' 2 miles (3 km) of boardwalks and walking trails on your own. Read More close
Make your way to Glacier Gardens, pick up your map, and set off through the park, which sprawls over 50 acres (20 ha) of landscaped grounds in the heart of Tongass National Forest. Check out burbling streams, cascading waterfalls, and unique upside-down Flower Towers as you explore this lovely botanical garden at your own pace.
Admire the colorful blooms of springtime annuals and summer perennials, and watch the woods for wildlife as you make your way between the sturdy trunks of evergreen trees. Trek up to the top of Thunder Mountain, where you can take in a dramatic view of Juneau, Taku Inlet to the south, and the Mendenhall Valley and Chilkat Mountains to the north. With as much time as you'd like to walk around at your leisure, you can stop to set up your tripod, scope out the indoor hanging gardens at the Visitor Center, or linger over a coffee at the Garden Cafe. Read More close
Meet your guide in Juneau and head to the shore, where you board a high-speed boat to skim across the inky waters of the Gastineau Channel, passing by Mayflower Island and Suicide Falls before pulling up on the beach on Douglas Island. Head into the woods to reach the remote forest base camp, located near the long-abandoned Treadwell Mine site.
Your guides help you get suited up in all the gear you need and give you a quick safety briefing before you clamber into a rugged ATV for the off-road ride up to the treetop course. Climb up to the elevated platform, the first step in a network through that stretches nearly a mile (. 5 km) through groves of old growth spruce.
Warm up on shorter zips and work your way up to the highest and longest as you progress through 10 dual cable lines, traverse wobbly aerial suspension bridges, and crisscross the forest floor on trails. Discover the hidden ruins of the historic Treadwell Mine's refinery and tunnels, where miners dug for gold at the turn of the last century, and fly high over a 180-foot-deep (54-m) cavern. End your nature-based adventure with a thrilling rappel back down to the ground for a snack before your return journey to Juneau. Read More close
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From Skagway's quaint port, hop in a comfortable mini-coach and cruise out of town, watching as evergreen forests and granite peaks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park come into view. Listen to your guide share tales about Gold Rush-era miners as you trace the Trail of '98 toward White Pass, stopping off at Bridal Veil Falls to snap pictures of its tumbling waters.
Wind through the harsh, boulder-filled fields of the Tormented Valley to reach the 3,292-foot (1,003-m) summit of White Pass. After crossing into Canada, hop out to fill your camera with panoramic shots from lofty viewpoints, and then settle back into your window seat for the return ride to Skagway. Read More close
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From Skagway's cruise ship dock, travel by mini-coach up the Klondike Highway, hemmed by the evergreen forests and craggy peaks of Alaska's Inside Passage. Listen as your guide shares tales about the luck-struck miners who found gold in "them thar hills," making stops along the way to soak up views of Bridal Veil Falls tumbling waters and the Tormented Valley's boulder-strewn fields.
Stop off at Liarsville Campground to practice your gold panning techniques, stretch your legs and capture panoramic photos of the surrounding snow-dusted peaks at the summit of White Pass, and then head back to Skagway on a route that takes you past the roaring rapids at Reid Falls. Read More close