The cruiseships dock along the main business street. The way the town fills in the space between dock and Mount Roberts. It is a very narrow space and the mountain with waterfalls makes a lovely background. If you have the time and inclination, hop on the Mt. Roberts Tramway for awesome views of the city and Inland Passage. Juneau is wet, either raining, misting or foggy. The town plans for that well with canopied walkways, but bring a rain coat and use an umbrella when the crowds are thinner. We did not venture to the State Capitol Grounds, but we heard grumblings that a certain lady governor, never went there either. Just like other Alaskan port cities the shopping area has a disproportionate amount of jewelry stores. We did find one interesting shop, Cariloha, that sold products made from bamboo. I bought bath towels that are very soft, dry fast and cool. Russian influence from Alaska's past is cherished here and most shops have nesting Matreskha dolls. They can be quite expensive. I waited until the last day of our cruise when the on board Russian art went on sale and I bought a nesting set with a Christmas tree as the largest figure. Very happy with that. Jade is the Alaska state gem stone and we found many fine jade carvings to choose from. We had fun photo ops with bears and lady governors. Did hear when we were back on board that a mama bear and two cubs were prowling the garbage cans just uphill from the shopping area.