Juneau, not Anchorage is the State of Alaskas' capital city.
Situated between steep mountains and the Gastineau Channel and served by Alaska Marine ferries, Juneau is the hub where travellers crossing the gulf on the ferries from Whittier and Homer connect to ferries travelling north down the Inside Passage to Bellingham Washington, or south to Skagway
The historic downtown district of Juneau with its rows of shops and restaurants has been beautifully restored and if you want to experience even a part of what the city has to offer, a minimum 2 or 3 day stay is necessary.
Popular in the winter as a ski resort, Juneau is also a good point from which to discover the Glacier Bay National Park.
Ferries & planes provide the only access into or out of Juneau.
Cross Gulf ferry connections are available from Juneau to Gustavas; Juneau to Whittier and Juneau to Valdez but all ferry travel absolutely must be booked well in advance.
Juneau has a limited number of hotels & numerous B&Bs - the best of both however are booked months in advance. As soon as you know your travel dates be sure to book your ferry & lodging to avoid disappointment.