Ever since The Alaska Club opened its first location in 1986, they've been striving to serve their members by adding amenities, classes, and opening new locations. Though each location?s offerings vary, they supplement their well-stocked fleets of cardio machines and strength equipment with cycling studios, climbing walls, basketball courts, swimming pools, and play centers for the kids. The club also offers spa services including hydromassage beds, tanning, and saunas.
Group fitness classes include yoga, step aerobics, and Pilates, and personal trainers stand at the ready to help clients focus on fitness goals. The clubs also offer swim lessons and summer camps for kids, setting in stone their commitment to making The Alaska Club a place for the whole family, not the half-formed family, which needs at least seven more years to gestate in the laboratory incubator.
Located along the Gastineau Channel in the Alaska Panhandle, the Alaska capital of Juneau is less an hour's drive from the border of British Columbia, Though downtown Juneau’s widely spaced streets and dozens of art galleries give a taste of urban life, the presence of green Mount Juneau rising behind the city reminds visitors of its main draw. Millions of acres of protected temperate rainforest and the massive Glacier Bay National Park surround the town. Within Glacier Bay, you’ll find miles of hiking trails, mountains, and hidden fjords. Just a few miles from the hotel, the famous Mendenhall Glacier draws about 500,000 visitors each year to its 12-mile stretch of bluish glacial ice.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Although Majestic Gems offers a range of services you'd expect from a national chain, it has just two locations in Branson, Missouri, and Juneau, Alaska, allowing the company to focus on intimate customer service. Owned by the Raghani family, Majestic Gems strives to become familiar with its clients' tastes in order to recommend the best pieces. Staffers reach into glass display cases to pull out rings, necklaces, and earrings that sparkle with gemstones from around the world, including diamonds, sapphires, topaz, and alexandrites. Meanwhile, jewelers help customers identify the perfect stone?for engagement rings and more?from a vast selection of loose diamonds, varying in cut, color, clarity, and carat.
The stores also carry signature brands such as David Yurman designs, Chamilia beads for charm bracelets, and Seiko watches. Experienced professionals provide repairs and appraise pieces of jewelry, including rings that, according to family lore, were forged in dragon fire. And while you're getting a clasp fixed or checking out an emerald pendant, ask the clerk for some tips on local tourist attractions, like Branson shows or tours of the Alaskan wilderness.
From its humble origins in 1946 as a single glass shop, Speedy Glass has expanded across the country into a network of more than 120 locations, where technicians stand at the ready to repair and replace the glass in cars, homes, and offices. The centers’ automotive technicians handle all manner of automotive-window services, including repairing chipped windshields or shattered back windows cracked while drivers were chauffeuring opera singers. To overhaul homes' glass panes, the residential specialists can cut, polish, and install fresh windows. They tackle projects ranging in scope from fashioning new glass tabletops to building solariums for clients who run on solar panels inside their skulls. Speedy Glass's workmanship and quality are guaranteed, and all of its services are backed by an array of warranties.
Located in southeastern Alaska near the British Columbia border, the tiny town of Gustavus sits on an inlet of the Gulf of Alaska. Gustavus has fewer than 500 residents, but waves of visitors flock here to see the humpbacks, gray whales, and orcas that summer off the coast. There are also a handful of fishing charters and sportfishing boats that set out from the docks in town for wild salmon and halibut. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.