Your Juneau Alaska Vacation Planner
A wide variety of tours and attractions make Juneau a perfect vacation destination and a photographers paradise. Here you will discover "insider" travel advice for sightseeing, wildlife viewing, glacier bay tours, cruises, history and culture as well as Juneau lodging accommodations, B&B's, inns, resorts and hotels, shopping and dining. Your virtual tour and inside guide starts here.
Best Reasons to visit in any season
- Unparalleled spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife
- Accessible wilderness, Natural tranquillity
- As the state capital, Juneau straddles the urban and wilderness worlds
- Mild marine coastal climate year round
- Huge variety of adventures, attractions & trails
- Getting here is easy!
- #1 Highest well-being state in the nation
- #11 Best U.S. places to live & play
- Top places to consider for retirement & to retire young (12/15)
- World-Class lodging, off-the beaten track
Juneau, Alaska's Capital City, is the single best Alaska destination with the most diversity of Alaska sightseeing or active adventure vacation or romantic destination. Enjoy cruising Tracy Arm Fjord Sawyer Glacier or Glacier Bay, driving just minutes to Mendenhall Glacier, sightseeing, wildlife, fishing, hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, bears, whales, eagles, trekking or dog sledding on the glacier, native culture, theatre, shopping, dining, seasonal winter sports, and much much more.
Juneau is a perfect central base for your Alaska adventure travel vacation. Anything you can do in Alaska, you can do in Juneau -- without the time, expense or hassle involved with traveling vast distances necessary to reach the rest of the state. The spectacular scenery of the rainforest, drive-up glaciers, diversity of activities, and the ease and accessibility of back country experiences is amazing. One-stop vacation: fly to Juneau, stay a week or two, and experience the very best Alaska offers.
This quaint, yet sophisticated town is rich in native culture and is Alaska's capital city with 30,000 residents. Juneau is tucked in the rainforest where the mountains meet the sea amid 17 million acres of Tongass national forest and 1,000 square mile ice field. The spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers, fjords, lakes, streams, forests, with lots of bear, eagles, whales and other wildlife is unmatched.
Climate is mild, typically in the 60-75 in summer and around 30 in winter. Rainy season is October, though in this lush rainforest, a periodic drizzle during the day is always possible and as is occasional snow in mid-winter (Dec-Mar).
MSNBC reported that Juneau, Alaska ranked #11 Best Places to Live in America based on quality of life including affluence, education, commuting time, easy access to recreation and other factors according to a study by the American City Business Journal. Experience Juneau today and see for yourself. Juneau has also been selected for consideration as a great city in which to retire.