There is so much to do in Juneau, Alaska! We loved this port stop on our Celebrity Millennium Alaskan Cruise. First thing in the morning we went whale watching. Then we went went on a city tour of Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier. Last, we made it to Mount Roberts Tramway:
Mount Roberts Tramway
By the time we arrived back at port from the city tour we only had a couple of hours until the all aboard. It was just enough time for the Mount Roberts Tramway, a tram that goes straight up into the mountain sounded pretty neat. We walked in and purchased our tickets with no problem. We found it was a few dollars cheaper that way. The price is $35 per adult and the ticket is good for all day.
Riding in the tram was standing room only. Our tram was pretty packed, but I managed to stake my claim by a window. The view going up was amazing.
Here is the view of the other side. Jason kept talking about moving to Alaska the entire time were there. I think the winters might cure him of this idea though!
Atop Mount Roberts is a nice visitor center with food and gift shop. We took advantage of the free wifi to Facetime the kids and show them the beautiful view. I think they were in the middle of eating candy though so the view was completely lost on them. They did manage to say, “Hello.”
Beautiful hiking trails
There are beautiful trails! We went on a short hike around the loop and to Father Brown’s cross. Jason was DYING to go on the tree mile hike to the peak, but we didn’t have time. He found out we could have hiked up rather than pay the fee to ride the tram, and he was really kicking himself! Again, time was a factor.
Here is the view just above Father Brown’s Cross. I just loved the rays of sun coming through the clouds.
We ended up on the mountain with Chipper who had done the Magic/Comedy show on the cruise. I even took a photo of him and the lady he was with for him. I didn’t want to be cheesy and take a photo with my own camera, but then I saw a marmot, and we pointed it out to Chipper.
Then I couldn’t resist a quick shot. I had to remember our marmot moment. Ha ha!
We actually got pretty close to him! It’s pretty funny to see a bunch of tourists in Alaska looking for wildlife!
There was also a baby porcupine alongside one of the trails. I was very excited about that!
Jason especially enjoyed some of the tree art! Really everything is absolutely gorgeous. We could have spent all day just on Mount Roberts. There was a nature center that we didn’t even go in for lack of time. I couldn’t believe I missed seeing the bald eagle there.
It was getting late though, and we were very hungry as we had missed lunch except for the snack that was served on the whale watching tour. So we called it a day and boarded our ship. We had a blast in Juneau!