Juneau, Alaska City Profile



Juneau, Alaska port of call.

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Name: Juneau, Alaska
Population: Borough – 32,154 | City – 17,311
Elevation: 56ft (17m)
Website: www.juneau.org

Juneau, Alaska is a rare breed when it comes to being a city inside the United States.  This is not only because its the Capital of the largest state in the United States but it also covers the largest area over land by more than four times the next largest Capital City.  On top of all of that, it has the fifth lowest population of any Capital City.  When you think of Capitals you tend to think of larger cities when in actuality (this is one of the largest cities in the state).  People who live here are called Juneauites which is weird when you look at it but flows quite nicely when saying.  Auke and Taku tribe’s settled here and in the surrounding areas for thousands of years before people first discovered the area.  This enabled this area to become a center for social events for several tribes.  1790′s is when the first Europeans came and explored the area but actually ended up designating the area unreachable via boat and therefore pointless to explore further.  Unlike other parts of Alaska, Juneau has more of a temperate climate (relative to other temps across Alaska).  Record highs in July have seen 90 degrees.  If you are just looking for some hiking and camping to do, Juneau is a great place to do that too.  Just be sure you bring the right kind of gear because it tends to rain all year round (except when its snowing).  If you want to learn more about Alaska’s Capital City then I suggest you check their city website out because it will not only have the most up to date news, but is also a great resource for any specific information you might need for your trip.  They also have a whole host of webcams that you can view from their site which will give you an idea of what life is like live in Juneau.

Things to do:

  • Alaska State Museum – museums.alaska.gov
  • House of Wickersham
  • Juneau-Douglas City Museum
  • Patsy Ann Statue
  • Mount Roberts Tram
  • Trails

Places to stay:

  • Best Western – Grandma’s Feather Bed
  • Best Western – Country Lane Inn
  • Juneau Aspen Suites Hotel
  • Travelodge Juneau Airport
  • Juneau Hotel
  • Westmark Baranof Hotel
  • Frontier Suites Airport Hotel
  • Driftwood Lodge
  • Super 8 Motel – Juneau
  • Extended Stay America – Shell Simmons Drive
  • Goldbelt Hotel Juneau
  • Sally’s Bed and Breakfast
  • The Alaskan Hotel & Bar
  • Prospector Hotel
  • Breakwater Inn
  • Blueberry Lodge

Food to eat - There are quite a few restaurants in Juneau so we decided to do some extra research and figure out where the best ones are.  If you would like to learn more about how we figured all of this out you can start by going to one of several websites such as:  TripAdvisor, UrbanSpoon, and Google Places

  • Tracy’s King Crab Shack
  • Jerry’s Meats & Seafood
  • The Rookery Cafe
  • Sandpiper Cafe
  • Paradise Cafe
  • The Sandbar
  • Red Dog Saloon
  • Pie in the Sky
  • Alaskan Crepe Escape
  • Southeast Waffle Company
  • Chan’s Thai Kitchen
  • Seong’s Sushi Bar & Chinese
  • Island Pub
  • Suwanna Cafe
  • El Zarape
  • Pel’ Meni
  • Pizzeria Roma

Parks:

  • Douglas Parks
  • Downtown Parks
  • Valley Parks
  • Lemon Creek Parks
  • Treadwell Historic Trail – Map

 


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