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)
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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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. 😜
Loved the Mendenhall Glacier and also went to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. Great place to eat and check out the waterfall and the fire pits for the marsh mellows to roast! Love the town of Juneau!
Juneau is a very neat town. You have to see the mendenhall Glacier. It's spectacular. If you don't mind walking it's about a mile walk on a good trail to marble falls. If you don't want to walk that far it's just a short distance on a good trail to a scenic point where you can see the falls, Glacier, lake and the surrounding mountains. The city is nice and easy to move around in. Try the Twisted Fish for lunch. Excellent clam chowder.
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