Many of you traveling to Juneau this summer are probably coming by a cruise ship. If that’s the case, you only have a limited time to see all that the beautiful city of Juneau has to offer! Therefore, it is best to plan ahead and narrow down your options. Here are some of the MUST SEES for your short visit:
1. Zip through the Alaskan Rain Forest
Most obvious; come zip with the us at Alaska Zipline Adventures! Our crew will pick you up downtown at your cruise ship and take you to Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island to having you zipping through the beautiful Tongass National Forest in no time. If you have time for more advenures, you can sign up for our zipline and glacier combination tour where you will head out to the Mendenhall Glacier first and finish your day at our Zipline!
2. Visit the Mendenhall Glacier
As mentioned above, you can sign up for our Zip and Glacier combo OR just hop in shuttle or bus and head out to the the glacier. The Mendenhall Glacier offers a visitor center where you can learn about the glacier and its history. You can also take a short walk to a lookout point or take a longer walk to the waterfall next to the glacier.
See more about the Mendenhall Glacier in a previous post found here!
3. Tour the streets of Downtown Juneau
If you’re visiting via cruise ship, your ship will dock in the heart of Downtown. From there you are in walking distance to the shops, restaurants and museums of the town!
4. Go on a Whale Watching Tour
Here in Juneau, there are several Whale Watching Tour companies making it easy for you to book a trip for anytime of the day! You can book ahead online or book a tour last minute right on the docks of downtown Juneau.
5. Ride the Mount Roberts Tramway
Also located downtown is the Tramway that will take you up the misty mountain of Mount Roberts. At the top you can stop to take a bite in the restaurant, explore the gift shop, see a real bald eagle, take a small hike and/or most importantly; enjoy the view.
View from the small hike above the Mount Roberts Tramway.
All photos taken by Kelsey Jensen, view her website here.