Juneau, Alaska Hotels and Travel Guide
With an area nearly the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined, Juneau is the second largest municipality in the nation. If you’re looking for Juneau hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has a great place to stay at a great price..
Since Juneau is the capital of Alaska, it comes as no surprise that the largest single employer in the area is state and local government, including the public liberal arts University of Alaska Southeast.
The tourism and fishing industries account for much of the remaining economic activity in Juneau. At one time, it was estimated that cruise ships brought nearly one million visitors into the city between the months of May and September.
Alaska is a terrific place to find all sorts of outdoor adventure. Juneau has some of the most amazing wildlife viewing in the world with whales, brown bear and eagles just minutes away. Local tour operators take visitors to see a variety of porpoises, sea lions, seals, sea otters, mountain goats and deer.
Glacier enthusiasts can trek to the nearby mountains. This region has some of the most incredible glacial activity in the world. Visitors can take in the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, just 13 miles from downtown Juneau at the Tongass National Forest Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Outdoor adventurists will also want to take on the miles of groomed hiking trails and protected waterways that get people up close to the Alaskan wild country. For the best view of this magnificent landscape, consider one of the many airplane and helicopter tours or be part of an Alaska tradition and go dog sledding on the Juneau Icefield.
If your visit to Juneau permits, spend some time at nearby Glacier Bay National Park, which offers visitors a once in a lifetime nature experience. There are no roads into the park, so travelers interested in the excursion will need to arrange an air or boat tour.
For a comfortable and convenient Juneau hotel, the Extended Stay Deluxe Juneau - Shell Simmons Drive Hotel is the perfect choice.