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If you’re tempted to spend the holidays in a warm and sunny destination, think again! Juneau, Alaska may not be warm and sunny, but the holiday season is less crowded and the snow gives the town a different, but still beautiful, view. Here are the top reasons why you should plan a holiday trip to Juneau.

The Flight
If you have never been to Juneau, Alaska, the flights in and out are absolutely spectacular. Juneau is a remotely located city in which one can only get to by plane or boat. There are no roads in, which makes it a particularly isolated territory. Incredibly steep, the mountainous terrain rises quickly from sea level to breathtaking elevation and seems to hug and protect Juneau making the arrival flight, in particular, an incredible and awe-inspiring experience you won’t soon forget.

Mendenhall Glacier
Mendenhall Glacier is only about 12 miles from downtown Juneau accommodations and is absolutely worth going to see. It is over 13 miles long and is constantly moving. Sadly, like many glaciers around the world, it is currently retreating which makes it that much more special to see. During the winter, the lake may even freeze over leading up to the ice caves at the mouth of the glacier. Visitors can also enjoy the hiking trails surrounding this special site.

Aurora Borealis
This is the perfect time of year to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. This experience has been known to bring people to their knees with the overwhelming beauty it offers. Stargazers are in for a treat!

Visitors have been known to witness the exceptional examples of wildlife including bald eagles, bison, moose, grizzly bears and more.

Juneau Food Tasting Tour
Check out Juneau’s fabulous food tasting tour! Explore local eateries and taste┬ámenu items such as king crab, salmon, halibut and more. This particular tour takes about two and a half hours and comes full circle in a little over a mile of walking, drinking, eating and enjoying tasty Alaskan treats.

Alaskan Brewery Company Tour
Tastings start each hour and for only $20 you receive 7 tastings and a souvenir. Alaskan Brewery Company has gained quite the reputation over the years and continues to inspire local pride. Their helpful guides can answer all your brewery related questions while demonstrating the fine art of one of Alaska’s most beloved craft brewing sites.

Breathtaking Landscape
Juneau, Alaska is surrounded by majestic mountains, with one of the most famous glaciers in the world, multiple parks, lakes, nearby islands, hiking trails and miles of forest land. The wintery snow covered landscape is perfect for the holiday spirit.

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