Go to Mendenhall Glacier. Eat at Tracey's Crab Shack the king crab, and snow crab is to die for. It is a short walk from the pier down an alley way you can't miss it just follow the signs and the crowds
About Juneau, Alaska
Alaska's capital city, Juneau, is located in Southeast Alaska. The Tongass Rain Forest climate provides Juneau with lush terrain and wildflowers. Visitors can find unparalleled glacier viewing from Tracy Arm Fjord, Mendenhall Glacier, the Juneau Icefield and Glacier Bay National Park, and outdoor enthusiasts will love Juneau's kayaking, dogsledding, rafting, biking, hiking and glacier hiking.
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Our stop in Juneau was wonderful. As soon as we got off of the boat we went to Tracy's Crab Shack to try the king crab that we've heard so much about. The crab legs were huge and the crab cakes and bisque was delicious! My husband had to have two legs. Needless to say, we wasted $ on that one. He couldn't make it through one with the crab cakes and bisque. I recommend buying only one - no matter how much your significant other begs for more. If they are still hungry, you can always get another one later. We headed back to the ship to meet for our excursion. We purchased the Whale Watching / Orca Point Lodge / Mendenhal Glacier excursion. We took a bus to see the Glacier. The bus driver was great! He shared there was a hiking path "Nugget Trail" that led to a beautiful waterfall near the Glacier. It was a one-mile hike there and back. We had 1 hour there so we were able to make it there and back and have 10 minutes at the waterfall for pictures and 10 minutes at the gift shop. I'm so glad we walked it. It was beautiful. We left the Glacier and headed to Orca Point Lodge. The lodge was lovely (and very clean). The staff was so friendly and the salmon bake was delicious. I'm not a coleslaw fan, but they had the best coleslaw I've ever had. I'm even planning to make it (that's saying a lot). Be sure to tell your friends and family how horrible the brownies are (wink wink). We left from there to watch for whales. It was a glorious sight. I'm so happy we go to see whales. It was as if they we putting on a show just for us. Honestly, there isn't a single thing that could have made this a better day (except for my husband being happy with buying one crab leg. Lol)
Enjoy walking around Juneau after your excursion. . .lots of shops, a great piano bar saloon for cold Alaskan beer and do NOT miss Tracy's for the most amazing Alaskan king crab.
Visited: Apr 30, 2017
Went whale watching and to Mendenhall Glacier. Great tour. Fabulous. Would visit Juneau again. Went to Red Dog Saloon too. Take a big sharpie with you! Trust me. 😜
Very cool town, if you arrive at lunch go straight to Tracy’s crab shack, delicious! Walk past a couple blocks of shops and be sure to stop at World Famous Red Dog Saloon. Great time Im Juneau, was not expecting it.
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