The capital city of Alaska, on the banks of the Gastineau Channel in the Alexander Archipelago
Dishes you can't miss
Liver and Onions
Typical dish made of deer liver and onions.
Baked pie made with flour and stuffed with hailbut.
Traditional beer in Alaska.
Typical food of Juneau, United States
Definitely Juneau is one of the few places where you can try the freshest seafood, which is combined with ingredients such as potatoes, eggs, berries, tomatoes, beans, and vegetables, among others, to create substantial dishes with a unique flavor.
Among the dishes you can try in Juneau are “Salmonberry”, prepared with sugar, salmon, reindeer meat, and even walrus fat; “Liver and Onions”, prepared with venison liver and onions, fried in butter and a little flour; "Halibut Pie", made with flour and stuffed with 'halibut’ (a type of fish), onion, mashed potatoes, and grated cheese, and covered with Worcestershire sauce; and "Deer Sausage", made with venison and served with other dishes as broths, usually for breakfast.
In Juneau you will find different beverages, including tea, coffee, and all kind of liquors. Beer is very popular; Alaskan Brewing Company is the first producer and offers different types of beer, as the Alaskan Amber®, made with malt smoked in alder.
For a better approach to the cuisine of Juneau, you can visit the Zephyr restaurant, offering a menu prepared with fresh ingredients as vegetables, meats, and seafood, with gourmet touches and a quiet and elegant atmosphere.
If you travel to Juneau in winter, we recommend wearing thermal underwear, thick socks, snow boots, a scarf, gloves, and ear muffs.
Rains are constant in Juneau, which is why you should bring an umbrella or a rain jacket.
The best season to travel to Juneau is summer, when temperatures are milder and snowfall is nil.
The weather in Juneau, United States
Juneau has a continental climate with warm summers and extremely cold winters. Rainfall is constant throughout the year, accumulating 1,379 mm (54.3 in) in 178 days of rain and 39 of snow. Average temperatures range between 1 and 8°C (34 and 46°F) with an annual average of 5°C (41°F). July and August are the warmest months, while January is the coldest.
What to bring by season
Spring (April and May): springs in Juneau are cold with temperatures ranging from 2 to 11 °C (36 to 52 °F). April is the coldest month of this season with low temperatures of 1°C (34 °F). There are also 2 cm (0.8 in) of snow in this month and rainfall is abundant. We recommend going out with an umbrella or a rain jacket and wrapped up with a thick jacket and wool clothing.
Summer (June to September): snowfall is nil and rainfall is regular with 14 rainy days a month. The summer weather in Juneau is mild to cold with high temperatures of 16 °C (61 °F) and lows of 8 °C (46 °F). July and August are the warmest months with highs of 18 and 17 °C (64 and 63 °F), respectively. We recommend bringing long-sleeved shirts, a jacket, and pants, as well as an umbrella or a rain jacket.
Fall (October and November): snowfall begins in this season with an average of eight days a month. Rainfall accumulates 162 mm (6.4 in) in 18 rainy days. The climate is cold with temperatures dropping down to -3 °C (27 °F) in November. Average temperatures range between 1 and 5 °C (34 and 41°F). We recommend wearing wool clothing, a thick coat, a sweater, a scarf, gloves, and a cap.
Winter (December to March): the weather is extremely cold with low temperatures of -7 °C (19 °F) in January. The average temperatures range between -5 to 0 °C (23 and 32 °F). Rainfall accumilates 102 mm (4 in) in 15 days of rain and and there are eight days of snowfall reaching up to 44 cm (17.3 in). We recommend packing winter clothing, including thermal underwear, snow boots, an overcoat, and an umbrella.
Juneau, founded in 1881, is the capital of Alaska and it is located in the Alexander Archipelago. It has been known by different names over time; Rockwell at first and then Harrisburg, until it was finally named after Joseph Juneau, the first miner who discovered gold in the city.
The beautiful scenery of Juneau has mountains, glaciers, rivers, and forests. Nature is manifested in the Mendenhall Glacier, the majestic glacier of Juneau, which is part of the fifth longest ice field in North America and it is at least 3,000 years old.
Some of the museums available in the city are the Last Chance Mining Museum, the Alaska Museum with a wide variety of works of art, and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
***The official currency of the United States is the U.S. dollar (USD).