With an area nearly the size of RI and DE combined, Juneau is the second largest municipality in the nation. Since Juneau is the capital of Alaska, it comes as no surprise that the largest single employer in the area is state and local government, including the University of Alaska Southeast. The tourism and fishing industries account for much of the remaining economic activity in Juneau. At one time, it was estimated that cruise ships brought nearly one million visitors into the city between May and September. Alaska is a terrific place to find all sorts of outdoor adventure. Glacier enthusiasts can trek to the nearby mountains. Visitors can take in the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, just 13 miles from downtown Juneau at the Tonga's National Forest Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. If your visit to Juneau permits, spend some time at nearby Glacier Bay National Park, which offers visitors a once in a lifetime nature experience. For a comfortable and convenient Juneau, Alaska hotel, Extended Stay America is a perfect choice.