Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
Every year, more than 400,000 travelers flock to the Mendenhall Glacier. Want to avoid the crowds? Follow the 3 1/2-mile East Glacier Loop Trail, which overlooks the stunning ice formation. A word of caution: bears roam freely in the area.
Mount Roberts Tramway
The gondola that connects the city center to the top of Mount Roberts will take you on a thrilling ride 1,800 feet above Juneau. From there, you can set off on two miles of hiking trails; golden crab cakes await at the peak at the Timberline Bar & Grill.
Shrine of Saint Therese
In a scenic coastal park 23 miles north of Juneau, you'll find a stone church built in the 1930's. Surrounded by giant spruce and hemlock trees, it's one of the city's hidden gems; don't miss the peaceful rock labyrinth nearby.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.