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Where to stay and what to do

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Where to stay and what to do

My husband just found out he has a business trip in two weeks and I'm going with him. I know nothing about Alaska or Juneau and don't know what to do or where to stay. Any advise would be great. We're going Aug. 9-14

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1. Re: Where to stay and what to do

Well, are you going to be in Juneau the entire time? Has his company already booked the lodging or do you have to find something?

Lots to do in Juneau - you can start by searching on the left hand side of the page of things to do - that will get you started. Juneau is our state capital, so there are some great museums as well as plenty of other activities. What activities do you enjoy doing?? I am sure folks will try and help - and as many specifics as you can give will be helpful. Good luck! :)

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2. Re: Where to stay and what to do

I spent 4 nights in Juneau earlier this month and really enjoyed it.

There really is a lot to do in Juneau. To mention a few:

Mendenhall Glacier

Mt. Roberts Tram

whale watching





Tracy Arm cruise (all-day)


walking tour

driving past Auke Bay for the scenery and some sites

I would highly recommend whale watching. I did it with Harv and Marvs earlier this month and it was fantastic.

Normally I would recommend the Tracy Arm cruise that is operated by Adventure Bound but the entire booking process was a fiasco that I personally can not recommend that company anymore. Other companies offer Tracy Arm as a private excursion but unfortunately it costs more than Adventure Bound's. The upside is that it is more personal.

Lots of places to stay in Juneau though you might be limited by what is available booking relatively late. But check traveljuneau.com for ideas. You might want to mention if you want a hotel, B&B, etc.


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