Traveler's Guide to Juneau, Alaska
Situated in Southeast Alaska between the vast expanse of the Juneau Icefield and the Gastineau channel, Juneau is the isolated capitol city of Alaska. The city itself boasts two cruise ship ports of call, an international airport, as well as being a serviced stop along the Alaska Marine Highway state ferry system. This type of accessibility makes Juneau highly convenient, since the city is only reachable by sea or air.
Events, Festivals, and interesting extras
As you can see, there is more to do in Juneau than one trip could handle. However, these seasonal festivals and local hotspots are sure to round out any dream vacation, and ensure a true “Alaskan experience”.
- The Alaskan Folk Festival-
- An open performance festival for all things Folk.
- Gold Rush Days-
- Break out the hatchet and show off your frontiersman skills at this celebration of all things Alaskan..
- Hiking Trails-
- World class hiking puts you in the wilderness in less than 5 minutes. Check out Mt. Jumbo, a must.
- “Out the Road”-
- The western portion of Juneau’s 44 miles of road offers some of the best beach front camping in the world.
- Annual Juneau Salmon Derby-
- A fisherman’s paradise with the grand prize totaling in the $100,000’s.
- Juneau’s Fourth of July Celebration-
- If you’ve ever spent a 4th of July in Juneau, then you understand. Festivities include an on-the-water fireworks display as well as a city-wide picnic.