Juneau: Best Things to Do

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Alaska is the northernmost state in the US

It is famous for Aurora Borealis's view and Bering Glacier which also the biggest glacier in North America

On the food side, Alaska is also well-known for tasty Salmon

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SIGHTSEEING

Alaska is rich for natural beauty. You have to visit Glaciers tour, seeing Aurora Borealis, and hiking in Denali National Park.

DOWNTOWN

Downtown Anchorage in Alaska is considered as the central business in the city which has many office buildings, cultural points of interest, shopping areas, as well as dining and nightlife attractions.

Alaska Downtown

a neighborhood in the U

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city of Anchorage, Alaska

SHOPPING

Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is the most strategic shopping center in Alaska. It is located downtown which quite reachable when you are doing some city tours in the downtown area. You can find your favorite brands such as Victoria's Secret, Michael Kors, Coach, Sephora, and many more in this mall.

Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

a 447,000sf regional shopping mall located in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska, United States

FOOD & DRINK

When you are in Alaska do not forget to have fresh-water salmon because Alaska is famous for its salmon. One of a restaurant that recommended for freshwater salmon is in Gold Creek Salmon Bake, an all you can eat restaurant which served salmon that grilled over an alder wood fire.

Gold Creek Salmon Bake

All you can eat, Home-cooking meals, Salmon

CULTURE

Alaska today is influenced by its natives' people and most of them are originally a wood-cravers which maintain many traditions, such as whaling, hunting and fishing, and old ways of making crafts and art. Alaska is rich in the body of literature written both by Alaskans and visitors.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Alaska is from May to September, to enjoy the city with the warmest temperature.

HOTEL

Borealis Basecamp is the right place to stay when you want to experience Alaska's wilderness. It is located in the remote yet accessible area in north Alaska which is the best spot to see the aurora borealis from a modern geodesic igloo. See the other side of Alaska from Homer Inn & Spa hotel's room. It offers a spacious blue ocean view from its private deck in every room with vibrant color decor.

Borealis Basecamp

a hotel in Alaska with the view aurora borealis

Homer Inn & Spa

a hotel in Alaska which offer beautiful blue ocean view

RESTAURANT

Having a meal in Crow’s Nest is something you never missed when you come to Alaska. You can have fresh seafood, pasta, Midwestern aged beef, and daily chef's specials. Get immersed with the music with some beer in the upstairs. Alaska is famous for its glaciers and having dinner while enjoying the spectacular glacier views is worthed to try when you take your step in Seven Glaciers restaurant. They served local-fresh-water seafood.

Crow's Nest Restaurant

Late Night snack, Beer, Coffee, Kids Meal

Seven Glaciers Restaurant

one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in 2019 by Wine Enthusiast

CAFE

The Kobuk Cafe is the right place to go when you are craving for some pastries with a cup of espresso. This cafe is also recommended for you who do not drink caffeine because you can order its signature drink Sambora Tea while grabbing some gift from this cafe. The Black Cup is a must-visit cafe if you are coffee lovers, the coffee is served with care from its harvesting, processing, roasting, and brewing until come to your table to maintains its best quality of the coffee.

The Kobuk Cafe

Coffee, Fast Food, Dessert, Family friendly

Black Cup

Fast Food, Coffee, Dessert

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Arctic Bar is one of the oldest bars in Alaska and it's not a bad idea to come here to getting know about its history and get the flavor which loved by Alaskan. Enjoy the view from the covered deck as cruise ships, fishing boats, and floatplanes come and go from this authentic bar. But when you are in the downtown and craving for some beers you can head to Darwin's Theory. It is a hot spot to take a sip of the cocktail while mingling with other night-lifers in Alaska.

Arctic Bar

the oldest bar in Alaska

Darwin's Theory

Bar, Cocktail, Popcorn

INTERESTING PLACE

As the highest mountain in the United States, Denali National park is a place that worth to visit. It is home for grizzly bears, wolves, reindeer, elk, and other animals. Complete your visit to Alaska by visiting the University of Alaska Museum of the North to learn about Alaska and the Circumpolar North history. In this museum, you will see the result of research that served in the state, national, and international science programs.

Denali Peak

six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road

Museum of the North

housed on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Take some prove shoots in Portage Glacier to make sure that you come to Alaska. This most accessible glacier spot never disappoints you with nature and its "coldness". But you also need to fill your Instagram feed with the beautiful aurora that you can take from the northernmost American city, Barrow. The aurora was commonly seen when the winter comes.

Portage Glacier & Portage Valley

a glacier on the Kenai Peninsula of the U

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state of Alaska and is included within the Chugach National Forest

Piuraaġvik Recreation Center

best city in Alaska to see Aurora Borealis in Alaska