Things to Do in Juneau, Alaska
We have been helping guests for the last 20 years get the most out of their trip to Juneau. We have handcrafted for you guides on what to see and do if you were a local. Click on any of the guides referenced below to download as a PDF.
Revered by many as both an exciting and naturally beautiful area, there has never been a shortage of things to do in Juneau, Alaska. Wedged between Mount Juneau and the Gastineau Channel, Juneau has been described as “a little San Francisco; the most beautiful city in Alaska.”
The first city founded after the purchase of Alaska from Imperial Russia in 1867, Juneau had its beginnings in gold.Nowadays, the state’s capital is renowned for its spectacular natural beauty, attracting more than 800,000 visitors during an average summer.
Our downtown Juneau hotel is situated perfectly for you to enjoy many of the top attractions and activities, too. We are located just 2 blocks from convention center, State capitol, State Office Complex, Coast Guard Station, and cruise ship docks, and just 5 blocks from the Federal Building.
From here, it’s easy to explore this incredible city! For even more information on all of the attractions and things to do in Juneau, check out our Insider’s Tips about life in Juneau.
Another of the most popular things to do in Juneau is hiking. Juneau has 130 miles of hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty. Opportunities for guided tours are available through various groups and outfitters. One of the most scenic and well-used Juneau hiking trails is Perseverance Trail, which spins off into numerous other backcountry hiking trails.
While you’re here, don’t miss the opportunity to take a stroll through downtown Juneau, too. One of the great things about staying at the Silverbow Inn is our convenient location. Walking through downtown is among our favorite the things to do in Juneau, and we’re conveniently located near many of the local businesses and attractions. There are restaurants, shops, museums, tours, and more – all within walking distance of the inn!