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Top Choice Glacier in Juneau

Mendenhall Glacier

Going to Juneau and not seeing the Mendenhall is like visiting Rome and skipping the Colosseum. The most famous of Juneau’s ice floes, and the city’s most popular attraction, flows 13 miles from its source, the June…
Top Choice Historic Site in Sitka

Sitka National Historical Park

This mystical juxtaposition of tall trees and totems is Alaska’s smallest national park and the site where the Tlingits were finally defeated by the Russians in 1804.The mile-long Totem Trail winds its way past 18 t…
Top Choice Glacier in Yakutat

Hubbard Glacier

Just 30 miles north of Yakutat is Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in the world. The 8-mile-wide glacier is easily Alaska’s most active. The riptides and currents that flow between Gilbert Point and th…
Top Choice Museum in Skagway

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Museum & Visitor Center

The recently improved NPS center is in the original 1898 White Pass & Yukon Route depot. The center is spread over two interconnecting buildings. One contains a small museum explaining some of the Klondike backg…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Sitka

Ludvig's Bistro

Sophistication in the wilderness! Sitka’s boldest restaurant has only seven tables, and a few stools at its brass-and-blue-tile bar. Described as ‘rustic Mediterranean fare,’ almost every dish is local, even the sea…
Top Choice Brewery in Haines

Haines Brewing Company

Surely one of the finest small breweries in America, this Haines operation, founded in 1999, has recently opened a lovely new tasting room in what passes for downtown Haines. The beautiful wood and glass structure s…
Top Choice Historic Building in Sitka

Russian Bishop's House

East of downtown along Lincoln St, the Russian Bishop’s House is the oldest intact Russian building in Sitka. Built in 1843 by Finnish carpenters out of Sitka spruce, the two-story log house is one of only four surv…
Top Choice Dumplings in Juneau

Pel'Meni

Juneau was never part of Russia's Alaskan empire, but that hasn't stopped the city succumbing to a silent invasion of pelmeni (homemade Russian dumplings), filled with either potato or beef, spiced with hot sauce, c…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Haines

Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage & Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Center

Part of a welcome renaissance in Tlingit art and culture in Alaska, this new heritage center is located in the ancient native village of Klukwan, 22 miles north of Haines. The center includes some of the most prized…
Top Choice Cafe in Juneau

Rookery

A brilliant combo of laid-back coffee shop by day and hip bistro by night, the Rookery serves Portland, OR's Stumptown coffee and original breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Buttermilk corn cakes, sandwiches on homema…