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Juneau is much more than a one-day port-of-call, but since you are here...

Day Trip Ideas

Take in the scenery and get away from it all, venture out in search of wildlife or soak up the breadth of culture in Alaska’s capital.

A day in Juneau is always well spent with these activities on your itinerary.


Just steps from the downtown Juneau waterfront Mt. Roberts and Mt. Juneau host a bevy of trails to challenge the most active of hikers. Mount Roberts trailhead will lead you to the Goldbelt Tram in 45 minutes to an hour. Ride the tram back down for an aerial view of the terrain you just covered. Head over to Douglas Island to check out the Treadwell Mine area or take an augmented reality tour of the area. If ziplining is more your thing, keep the adrenaline going as you fly through the treetops. Wrap up the day with zesty fish tacos or a wood-fired pizza at one of our local food trucks.


Catch a taxi and head to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery for a quick dive into life under the surface of Juneau’s waters. Watch salmon vie for a place at the top of the salmon ladder during spawning seasons. Head downtown where local tour companies pick you up for a front row seat on a whale watching tour for a spectacular show of humpback whales, stellar sea lions and bald eagle or two. During the sockeye run at Steep Creek out by the Mendenhall glacier, sometimes you may see black bears feeding on spawning salmon.


Delve into the world of Southeast Native Alaska cultures with a stop at the Walter Soboleff Building and view a spectacular, hand-crafted clan house. Stroll up to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for a peek into Juneau’s past and take a guided tour of the historic downtown Juneau area and the Alaska Capitol Building. Make your way to the Willoughby District by way of one of the many staircase “streets” Southeast Alaska is famous for – the views are worth it. Top off your cultural tour by exploring the 49th state’s intrepid journey to statehood at the State Library & Archives Museum.

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