People dream of visiting Alaska and these days it is so easy to get there with cheap flights to Juneau. This small town is the gateway to Southern Alaska and has lots of things for visitors to see and do.
One of the main reasons for coming to Juneau is to see the famous Medenhall Glacier. Three hundred years ago this ice pack covered half of Juneau but the glacier is now just a short drive from town and really spectacular to see. There is a viewing station and walks around the nearby lake. Juneau is also famed for the opportunities to go whale watching and there are boats that leave from the harbour on organised tours where it is possible to sight one or two of these magnificent creatures. Fishing is another possibility and there are also zip wire activities around Juneau.
Another very interesting place to visit is the Glacier Gardens which are natural rainforest and have some beautiful floral displays in upturned trees. The Macauley Salmon Hatchery is another attraction with a fish ladder during summer. Visitors will find that Flighthub offer the best deals to Juneau and make this part of Alaska economical to visit.
In Juneau the Alaska State Capitol Building is based in town and the State Museum. The Mount Roberts Tramway is a great cable car ride with panoramic views over the Gastineau Channel. If this has tempted you into a visit then start planning those cheap flights to Juneau now.
Visitors to Juneau have a choice of several good restaurants to eat, and locally caught salmon is the specialty to try in town and several restaurants specialise in this fish. The beer is good and brewed locally in Juneau. Most people pay a visit to the Red Dog Saloon which was a favourite of miners in the 19th century. This is a very special place to visit and wherever you go the local seafood is the order of the day along with game.