We did Juneau on our own due to budgetary restrictions. We, especially the kids, enjoyed shopping in the stores. They collected the free coins and charms offered at all of our ports which was like a scavenger hunt for them.
We ate at Tracy's Crab Shack which did not disappoint. The crab legs were enormous, and the crab bisque to die for.
Later we all took the Blue Bus Glacier Express to Mendenhall Glacier. I was a bit disappointed that the last bus left the glacier at 5:30, so we only had about 2 hours at the glacier itself. We were lucky to spot a bear right on the main path off of the parking lot. The park rangers did a good job managing the bear siting. We hiked down almost to the waterfall and got some lovely shots of the glacier and the falls. I would have really enjoyed more time to explore. The glacier itself is breathtaking. We were very fortunate with mild, sunny weather. We ended up carrying the coats most of the day.
When we returned to town, we took the Mt. Robers Tramway and ate some appetizers at their restaurant. The view was lovely, and they had a good jazz duet playing. The service, however, was just plain non-existent.