Juneau is the capital city of Alaska, inhabited by about 30,000 people. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is the third largest city in Alaska and the largest city along the Inside Passage. It is located on a narrow landmass between the soaring Mount Juneau and the deep waters of Gastineau Channel. It was named after Jo Juneau, a gold prospector. Discovered in 1880, Juneau attained prosperity during the Gold Rush days. It was the headquarters of three gold mining operations in those days. In 1900 it became the capital of Alaska.
Summer temperatures range from 44º F to 65ºF and rainfall is frequent throughout the year. You can reach Juneau by air from Anchorage or Seattle or enjoy a ferry ride from Bellingham, Washington. Alaska Airlines has partnerships with other airlines to connect other parts of the US to Juneau. Once you reach the capital, taxicabs and the comprehensive local public transit system can take care of your transport needs.