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Ketchikan is a coastal town situated at the southern entrance of Alaska’s Inside Passage– a glacial-formed network of waterway passages that weave through fjords, islands, and the mainland. This area of Alaska is considered one of the most scenic destinations in the entire world! The town is also known for being the “Salmon Capital of the World,” and boasts a rich Native Alaskan culture. Come visit this charming town, and enjoy the variety of historic shops and restaurants which sit right alongside the water.A blissful retreat in Ketchikan
Enjoy your Alaskan stay to the fullest with a stylish rental in Ketchikan. The scenic town offers rentals in a wide range of styles, sizes, and designs, with something for every type of traveler. Couples and solo travelers can opt for cozy 1- or 2-bedroom vacation rentals with stylish decor and comfortable furnishings. Stay near the shops and restaurants in the downtown area, or stay closer to the water in a rental with a private balcony where you can enjoy spectacular views. Book a rental with a jacuzzi or a fireplace to stay warm during the colder months. With so many incredible rentals to choose from, you may decide to never leave Ketchikan!
Vacations in Ketchikan
The area and getting around
Ketchikan is much easier to reach than most visitors expect. Usually, visitors arrive first by plane, and then by boat. You can fly directly into Ketchikan International Airport, which is set on Gravina Island, just a 5-minute ferry ride away from Ketchikan, which is located on Revillagigedo Island. Regular, hourly ferries depart from the airport to the city of Ketchikan and vice versa.Getting around Ketchikan
Ketchikan is a very walkable city, with a charming downtown area with plenty of shops and restaurants just a short walk away from each other. There’s also a free shuttle that goes around the downtown area. Renting a vehicle is not necessary, but it can make getting around the island much easier, especially during the colder months.
Travelers and activities
Ketchikan is one of the best places in the state of Alaska for freshwater and saltwater fishing. Here you’ll find five species of Pacific salmon, halibut, rockfish, trout, grayling, kokanee, and more! Different fish species are biting at different times of the year, so plan your trip accordingly. There are several charter and fishing tour companies that you can arrange a guided trip with, including Ketchikan Fishing Company and Alaska King Fishing Charter.Ketchikan for couples
A trip to Ketchikan is the ultimate destination for couples to experience together with its wilderness and raw, spectacular beauty. Pay a visit to the scenic Misty Fjords National Monument where you can admire an enormous wilderness area made up of fjords, rivers, and lush greenery. The area was carved by glaciers, and each spring the glaciers melt away, feeding the nearby rivers and streams. You’ll have to arrive here by boat, so it’s best to arrange a guided boat tour to visit the park. If you’re lucky, you may even have a bear sighting or two– from a safe distance, of course!
Ketchikan is known as “Alaska’s First City!”
Top 5 travel tips in Ketchikan
Alaska’s Rainforest Sanctuary is a must-visit for any nature lover visiting Ketchikan. It’s best to visit the sanctuary via a guided tour, which will include both the boat transportation to the sanctuary and a guide. Take a hike through the gorgeous rainforest where you’ll see a wide range of local wildlife.2. Visit the Totem Heritage Center
Take a step back in time and learn about the important native history of Ketchikan at the Totem Heritage Center. The center houses a massive collection of 19th century totem poles which were found in old villages around Alaska. The poles are unrestored and left in the same condition as they were found. Browse the different artistic creations from various native tribes and learn about the history and culture of each one.3. Stroll down Creek Street
Creek Street is one of the most popular and scenic areas in downtown Ketchikan. The scenic downtown walking area is a restored historic site with many colorful buildings, shops, and restaurants along a wooden boardwalk. The buildings here were the first buildings constructed in the city of Ketchikan, and they boast a charmingly historic aesthetic. Walk, shop, eat, and explore the waterfront area for a few hours!4. Hike at Deer Mountain Trail
Explore the local wilderness and scenic views with a hike at the popular Deer Mountain Trail. The moderate to advanced hike can be quite steep, but the views at the top make it all worth it. Be sure to stop by the visitor’s center for information and a map before you start, and bring plenty of snacks and water along.5. Enjoy a delicious meal in town
There are several top-rated restaurants in downtown Ketchikan. For delicious freshly caught seafood, head to Annabelle’s Famous Keg and Chowder House, or to Ketchikan Crab & Grille. You can find a laid-back menu of burgers and pub fare at the 108 Tap House & Burger Bar restaurant. There are also several Mexican restaurants, classic American eateries, Asian restaurants, an ale house, and more!