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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“The Alaska State Museum represents are parts and people of our vast state. It is well worth the time to stroll through and learn about Alaska's people and places. There is also a great gift shop with items made throughout the state. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“No visit to Juneau would be complete without seeing the Mendenhall Glacier. If you don't have a car you will want to take a taxi or uber as the city bus lets you out about a quarter of a mile from the glacier. Take one of the many trails from the parking lot and enjoy the changing forests which have developed as the glacier recedes. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Go see the most iconic place in SE Alaska and stop in at the visitors center. Forest Service employees can answer your questions and guide you to appropriate trails ranging from easy to experienced hikers only. You can see bears, mountain goats, large granite boulders and best of all the glacier. You do not want to miss this while you are here. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“Located on Douglas Island this is a family favorite. We have had many dinners with friends over the 46 years we have lived here. This was one of the first restaurants we were taken to as newcomers. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Mt. Robert's Tramway yields breath taking aerial views from about 1800 feet up Mt. Roberts. Take the tram up, and if you're wanting a hike, hike the rest of the way up the mountain (perhaps up to the cross, or up to the peak if you want to go hard.) There's a restaurant up there and a giant gift shop. The views are the big reason to go up!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a long time favorite. Great food and they have a gluten free selection, just ask the server. Great views of the channel while you dine.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Popular spot with and ever changing menu. Stop for a bite or just a great cup of coffee.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast & lunch, with large portions... 5 minute walk near Foodland IGA in Driftwood Hotel parking lot”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is where you go for a fine dining experience in Juneau. This is the place go for a romantic dinner. The portions are small and the prices are higher, but the atmosphere is worth it. Locally sourced dishes and interesting house invented cocktails are found on the menu. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place has delicious homemade ice creams. The rhubarb sorbet is my favorite made from the owner’s own garden. The ice cream is the stand out here, but for sure you can grab a baked good or a sandwich as well. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We've heard good things about the waffles and espresso. It is a family friendly place.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of the largest craft breweries in America. Visit their tasting room and get a flight of beer. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Theater
“Located on Douglas Island, this little theater puts on major productions featuring local actors and often visiting directors. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The National Shrine of St. Therese is one of Juneau's hidden treasures, 22 miles from downtown Juneau. Walk across a causeway to a simple stone church hidden in the woods on an island with astounding views of Lynn Canal fjord to understand the peace and beauty of this holy place, dedicated to St. Therese of Liseux, the "little flower".”
  • 9 locals recommend
Trail
“Located in a lush mountain valley, this trail starts in downtown Juneau and winds up through the mountains. There are several trails that branch off of it. A short and easy planked trail called "The Flume" is located near the trailhead for this.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“This is the one and only beach to take the little ones so they can walk in the sand. "Sandy Beach" is how the locals know this area. There is a play area and covered shelters (available to rent). It is also the access point to the historic Treadwell mining area (where do you think the sand came from).”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Located on Douglas Island this is a family favorite. We have had many dinners with friends over the 46 years we have lived here. This was one of the first restaurants we were taken to as newcomers. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is a long time favorite. Great food and they have a gluten free selection, just ask the server. Great views of the channel while you dine.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Popular spot with and ever changing menu. Stop for a bite or just a great cup of coffee.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Breakfast & lunch, with large portions... 5 minute walk near Foodland IGA in Driftwood Hotel parking lot”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is where you go for a fine dining experience in Juneau. This is the place go for a romantic dinner. The portions are small and the prices are higher, but the atmosphere is worth it. Locally sourced dishes and interesting house invented cocktails are found on the menu. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We've heard good things about the waffles and espresso. It is a family friendly place.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for lunch when you are in the valley. The have a variety of wonderful coffee, teas, etc. A little off the beaten path but worth the effort. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Food! A favorite of our guests. There is a second location on Whittier if the downtown one is too busy!”
  • 7 locals recommend

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