Juneau is the state capital of Alaska and this delightful small city must be the most picturesque state capital in North America with mountains and waterfalls visible right behind downtown and the Capitol building, and is only accessible by plane or boat. Only a few minutes walk from the Capitol building and you are in the woods on a mountain slope. Bears have been spotted in downtown Juneau at night despite the “bear proof” downtown garbage receptacles.
There is much excitement in Juneau as it is the hub for state politics, cruise ships, and still has the taste of an old mining frontier town. This allows a number of services to exist in Juneau like no other town you will visit. Kayaking, hiking, nature walks, salmon bakes, and flightseeing combined with ice climbing, glacier trekking, dog mushing, and bear viewing are just some of the things you can explore. Or perhaps you would like time on your own to visit one of the many museums, cafes, and bookshops downtown. If you want to get away from it all, the tram up Mt. Robert’s will whisk you out of town to the mountain tops. There is so much to do in this small city in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness.