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ideas for 5-hr layover in Juneau

Old Jul 12, 15, 4:06 pm
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ideas for 5-hr layover in Juneau

my wife and I arrive Sat ~9am, leave ~245pm ... I have a rental car reserved; any recommendations for non-touristy things to do (she has seen the glacier and says there's not much to recommend it)? also looking for a good place to have lunch, most likely including a beer ...
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Old Jul 13, 15, 8:06 pm
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As for the food and beer, the Hangar at the Wharf has both (are you coming in on a ship?). Service is slow.

Another good place is the Island Pub on 2nd Street in Douglas. Take the bridge across the channel and take the second exit off the roundabout. It's about two miles distant. The main highway is 3rd Street in Douglas, so the pub is a block toward the water.

I'd go with Island Pub.

As for sights, you could drive out to Auke Bay and have food and fuel at Squires Rest, place has upped its food game and they serve there, too. Squires is on the upland side of the highway. Nice view of the harbor.

You can drive "out the road" and hike on the Herbert Glacier Trail. A drive out the road is by definition scenic. You might even see a bear!

Have a great seven hours in my home town!
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Old Jul 13, 15, 8:08 pm
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my wife and I arrive Sat ~9am, leave ~245pm ... I have a rental car reserved; any recommendations for non-touristy things to do (she has seen the glacier and says there's not much to recommend it)? also looking for a good place to have lunch, most likely including a beer ...
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Old Jul 13, 15, 8:09 pm
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I dunno...

I enjoyed the glacier, a nice little hike out to the edge with beautiful scenery. If the weather is nice and you haven't seen it, I'd still recommend it. Not worth it if it's cold and rainy, probably.
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Old Jul 13, 15, 10:50 pm
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@Dave1013 -- thx for the ideas ... should have clarified: this is a day trip from SEA, in on the Combi, out on the milk run
@DocSavage -- I think we will probably make a real time call based on the weather (forecast currently looks marginal at best)
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