After leaving Seattle, and spending a day at sea, Alaska’s 1st City welcomes us with so many sights, sounds, and flavors. Here are just a few of them.
You’ve never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles. If you’re up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you’ll long remember.
Visit 55North Bakery on Dock Street for the best cinnamon rolls and a cup of coffee.
Totem Bight State Park
Totem Bight State Park, home to one of the world’s largest stands of totems. Learn about the culture and lifestyles practiced by the Northwest Coastal Natives and step inside an authentic Native clan house.
Saxman Native Village
Saxman Native Village – make sure you are part of this genuine, up-close look at the rich living culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans. The Tlingits welcome you in the traditional style that defines the culture of Southeast Alaska.
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show extravaganza, where professionals battle it out in chopping, sawing, tree-climbing, axe-throwing, history-telling and more.
After the show, stop by Annabelle’s Famous Keg and Chowder House on Front Street for an Alaskan King Crab or Wild Alaskan Salmon lunch.
What to Pack
Being prepared is key. Days can be warm or chilly, rainy or dry—or a combination of all four—so, when you pack, think warm and waterproof layers.
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