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Juneau travel guide

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You're Going to Love Juneau

Known for its magnificent scenery and frontier history, Juneau is an outdoor lover's dream city. With a multicultural population and cosmopolitan culture, there's also plenty to see in the city itself. Juneau offers magnificent vistas as well as quaint shopping streets.

Despite its status as a state capital, Juneau is located right next to some fantastic natural sites, including the Mendenhall Glacier. In few other places can you stand on a glacier by day and visit microbreweries by night. Many visitors use the city as a launching point for Alaskan road trips and adventures of all kinds.

Juneau offers something for every type of traveler. What side of the city will you explore?

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When to Visit Juneau

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Unless your a fan of the cold, summer is the best time to visit. In July, the average high is 65 degrees Fahrenheit, so nights can be chilly. Additionally, Juneau is located in a temperate rainforest, so you should expect rain all year round. Good outdoor gear, at the very least a waterproof jacket, is essential if you are to enjoy your visit.

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Where to Stay in Juneau

Juneau has a wide variety of hotels, ranging from the Juneau International Hostel to the Beachside Villa Luxury Inn. Most of the hotels are located in the downtown area. Guests also have the option of camping near town at the Mendenhall Campground if they wish.

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Shopping Streets

Juneau's shopping area is concentrated in the downtown region. There, expect to find stores with local handicrafts and quirky gifts. Additionally, the Mendenhall Mall is located in the Valley. Necessities can be purchased at one of several department stores, which carry outdoor clothing for under-prepared visitors.

Groceries and Other

Rainbow Foods is a natural food store popular with locals, although it is expensive. Juneau also has a Costco, a Walmart, and a Safeway, along with some local markets. A pound of apples can be purchased for about $2.50, and a loaf of bread runs just under $5 at most Juneau grocers.

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Where to Eat in Juneau

Juneau has its share of local restaurants, with flavors from around the world making their way into the scene. Coppa is known for homemade ice cream, the Silverbow Bakery for its bagels, and the Island Pub for its channel views. Also popular is Thai food at the Suwanna Cafe. Locals also love Pel'meni, which serves authentic Russian dumplings into the late night hours. A three-course meal for two in town will run you $75.

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