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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    Auke Bay, Auke Bay, Auke Bay! We went on a whale watching cruise on Auke Bay which is about a 20 minute bus ride outside of Juneau. It was a clear day and the scenery was absolutely gorgeous! Blue crystal clear water, snow capped mountains with the odd glacier here and there, and humpback and orca whales swimming next to the boat, bald eagles soaring over head, and sea lions resting on bouys. It was one of the best three hours we ever spent.
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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    Whale-watching is great! Make sure you bring a camera.
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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    I traveled to Juneau via a Cruise Ship, Twice! And I loved it!!! There is so much nature and beatuiful scenery, you can't go wrong with whatever you decide to do! I would highly recommend Juneau to anyone and everyone!!!
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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    I took a float plane to the Taku Lodge and ate there. Salmon bake!! It was fabulous and the scenery from the plane was amazing. Highly recommend
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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    I love Juneau, I docked right next to downtown and shopped around, I love the Alaska T-Shirt Co. Caribou Crossing is great too. I did most of my souvenir shopping here. The cart selling nuts were so good. I wish I bought more! Anywho I went on a float trip/white water rafting in Mendenhall Glaciers and they were beautiful. I went in sweats and t-shirt, but it was so cold, even with the water gear they make you wear, so dress accordingly. After that I also went to a salmon bake, which is an all you can eat thing, my bf and I went for a short walk and saw a beautiful waterfall, definitely worth taking a look at if your in the area.
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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    Be sure that if you want to go here you bring mosquito netting and a good pair of hiking boots, the mountains are beautiful and the locals ruin pictures because they are butt ugly. If you go for high adventure camps try to get new cabins or you might find a bear in your broken down rambleshack. Oh and porta potty tipping is funny and locking people in it is too. Just stick logs in front of the door.
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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    Always make sure that you have some sort of list for things to do. Juneau is known for its beauty -- in the summer and SOMETIMES in the winter --, but with how small it is, you can get bored pretty easily. If you're a more daring driver, bad news. People here in Juneau are on the slow side. So if you're planning for a vacation to Juneau, be prepared. You also need to bring some confidence and an outgoing "i dont care of what you think about me" attitude. Not all people in Juneau are kind. I would know, considering that I have taken this first hand. But, even though Juneau has its downsides (like this nasty smelling garbage dump right next to Wal Mart which is the major reason for the bird deformities in the area) there is really good food places. The names of the places aren't at the top of my head right now really but at the Nugget Mall near where I live, they have a great place to have steak sandwhiches. Be careful though, the people who work there aren't the brightest crayon in the box. There is also a place near the port with the BEST waffles EVER. I believe that its called the Alaskan Waffle Company or something like that. GO THERE. When I do, I usually get the Chocolate Chip waffle (they're all belgian waffles btw so they're pretty big) with a side of peanut butter. May sound gross, but trust me... IT'S THE BEST. My dad and stepmom usually get the waffle with the ham and eggs mixed in with salsa and sour cream. Again, may sound gross.... but don't underestimate food people. Oh, and the people who work there are nice. (Downside is you have to pick up the mess. No worries, just put the dirty dishes on this lunch cart, hang the syrup on the side, and you're good to go. It's actually the nicer thing to do since they just made you the best waffles in the world!!!) All in all, Juneau may be small, but the food and some of the sights are great. Just whatever you do... don't live there permenantly. Talk about a major mistake.
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    Juneau, Alaska, United States
    Juneau Tips from a Local: 1. Go on the Mt. Roberts tram, it's a great view 2. Feeling adventurous and hungry? Go to Pel Meni! It's a dumpling restaurant in the Wharf that the locals love. It's pretty run down looking, they only serve one thing and it's definitely not real Russian pel meni, but it's good. 3. Go to the Mendenhall Glacier. It's cool if you haven't seen it a thousand times already. 4. If you want more 'normal' food and are able to go out to Auke Bay then you should definitely go to The Hot Bite. Best American style food in Juneau and a great variety of milkshakes. 5. Shopping? Go somewhere else. It's all tourist shops and grocery stores here. 6. Don't live here if you like the sun. It's only here in the summer and not very often. Also it the winter it's very icy and very very windy. There isn't much to do in this town except hike, eat, and go to the movies/bars. It's a quiet town with a whole lot of gossip. At least it's beautiful when the sun is out, right?
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