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I am cruising to Alaska in May 2010 out of Seattle. I will meet up with my son, who is in there, in Juneau. What type of activities can I do with him there? He is 24 yrs old and I don't do Mountain Climbing or Hiking...
The city itself is quite accessible on foot.
>> The state capital building, which is about a ten minute walk from the pier (go to the left along the waterfront from the warf, then fork off to the right where the waterfront bends to the left), offers free tours throughout the day. These tours are quite interesting!
>> On the cross street a block beyond the capital, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
has some very interesting icons and the (Roman Catholic) Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
also has some interesting art and stained glass windows. Figure on about 10-15 minutes each.
>> The shops directly across the street from the warf carry authentic Russian nesting dolls and other Russian and Alaskan souvenirs.
Also, the waterfront station of the Mount Roberts Tramway is at the end of the warf to the right as you come off the ship. If you get a clear day, it's worth taking the tramway up to the top of Mount Roberts for spectacular views.
If you want a little adventure, there's "zip lining" excursion and there are helicopter flightseeing and whale watching, and there are several excursions that visit the Mendenhall Glacier.
And finally, Juneau is noted for its famous salmon bake.