Juneau, the capital of Alaska, bursts during the summer with hundreds of thousands of cruise-ship passengers. Situated on the upper Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, Juneau is almost 600 air miles from Anchorage and 900 miles from Seattle. Transportation in and out of Juneau is by air or boat. The Alaska ferry system connects Juneau with other Southeast Alaska towns.
Juneau, Alaska, shares its eastern border with the Canadian province of British Columbia. There is no highway access to the rest of Alaska or to Canadian provinces. The Alaska Marine Highway System connects with all of the other points in Southeast and Bellingham, Washington.
The most popular attractions in Alaska are conveniently located just 13 miles from downtown Juneau and right near the airport where you will find many vacation rental accommodations such as condo rentals, chalet rentals, cabins and cottages. Juneau is famous for Mendenhall Glacier, a "drive to" glacier that sprawls between mountains for some 12 miles.
If visiting Juneau Alaska during the summer months, you'll find a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy in vacation rental accommodations and nearby chalet rentals. A leisurely stroll through downtown's shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, and pubs will give you a nice taste of this unique little corner of Alaska.
Innumerable outdoor activities include hiking, biking and kayaking, rainforest zip line tours, whale watching and wildlife viewing cruises, city sightseeing tours, Juneau Ice field flight seeing, trekking and dog sledding, the Mt. Robert's Tram, alpine hiking, sport fishing charters along with salmon hatchery, cannery, brewery, and botanical garden tours.
If visiting in winter, Juneau's arts community comes alive with a variety of theatre, symphony, and opera performances, an excellent vacation rentals destination for a unique romantic getaway. Juneau also offers incredible cross-country and downhill winter sports at the doorstep of your ski chalet rental.
Whether your idea of fun is a day of shopping followed by a night of hoisting brews with the locals, or an exhilarating outdoor adventure followed by a great dinner featuring the day's fresh catch, there are plenty of things to do while staying at your Owner Direct Vacation Rentals accommodation in Juneau.
When all is said and done, however, it is likely to be Juneau's first impression that will be the most lasting -a picture book community nestled along the base of the mountains with winding streets, totem poles, brightly painted store fronts. Consider Juneau vacation rental opportunities such as condo rental and chalet rental accommodation and lodging when looking for a unique vacation experience.