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SitkaUnited States of America

This small town on Alaska’s Inside Passage packs together arts, outdoor recreation, history and wildlife for fantastic vacation activities.

Plan a trip to Sitka to experience old and new in an amazingly beautiful setting. See ancient art from the native Tlingit people who have occupied Sitka for more than 5,000 years. Then view modern performance art in renowned summer programs.

Inspect the totems at Sitka National Historical Park and Sitka Cultural Center for insight to the area’s history. The tall hand-carved poles tell the stories of the Tlingit people amid the wildlife of the rainforest and engaged in battle with the Russians in 1804. Learn more about the early Russian settlers inside St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, which was restored after a 1966 fire.

Hiking around Sitka offers trails for all skill levels. Make the challenging day hike up the dormant volcano Mt. Edgecumbe or pack a picnic lunch and visit one of Sitka’s parks with winding trails and ocean views. Starrigavan Recreation area on Halibut Point has the added bonus of salmon spawning observation in July and August.

Watch for other wildlife in the land, sea and air. Deer and brown bear are common in the woodlands around Sitka. The Fortress of the Bear has rescued cubs. Seals, sea lions, otters and whales often swim just off the shore of Baranof Island. Observe the bald eagles and other birds of prey at the Alaska Raptor Center and seabirds at Saint Lazaria Island.

Send your kids to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp and attend their impressive performances at the end of multi-week programs. Join Sitka’s festivals throughout the year, featuring creative arts during the March Arti-Gras, music during the summer Home Skillet Fest and science during November’s WhaleFest.

Sitka is located on Alaska’s Inside Passage on Baranof Island. Many visitors travel to the region by cruise boat or fast ferry. Alternatively, fly here from Seattle in less than 3 hours. Once in the city, travel to most points of interest by foot, bike or rental car. Try flightseeing in a plane or rent a boat or ATV for additional adventures.

Top Hotels in Sitka

Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka
Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka
2.5 out of 5
210 Lake St, Sitka, AK
Free Cancellation
The price is $188 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Russian-American Building #29, Sitka Historical Society and Museum, and St. Michael's Cathedral. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)

"Rooms are new and clean. easy access to downtown."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka
Totem Square Hotel & Marina
Totem Square Hotel & Marina
2.5 out of 5
201 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in the heart of Sitka, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sitka Pioneer Home, St. Michael's Cathedral, and Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Tribal ...

3.5/5Good! (103 reviews)

"Hospitality from staff was nice rooms are presentable although they provide you with shampoo but not soap or toothpaste"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Totem Square Hotel & Marina
Westmark Sitka
Westmark Sitka
3 out of 5
330 Seward St, Sitka, AK
Free Cancellation
The price is $126 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in the heart of Sitka, this hotel is steps from St. Michael's Cathedral, Russian-American Building #29, and Sitka Historical Society and Museum. Castle ...

4/5Very Good! (116 reviews)

"Staff is very friendly. Age of the facility needs to be updated."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Westmark Sitka
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Sitka

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Rental, Located Downtown!
Beautiful 2 Bedroom Rental, Located Downtown!
Sitka, AK

Located in the heart of Sitka, this apartment building is steps from St. Michael's Cathedral, Sitka Historical Society and Museum, and Russian-American Building ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Home

"Returning to Sitka is always special as we are both from SE Ak. I can hear the ravens from our room. See an eagle overhead and beautiful snowcapped Arrowhead mt. fills the view from the living room window. Forks WA has none of this. What we do have in common is the rain. Today as we ready to leave ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Rental, Located Downtown!
Downtown Apt 6 w/ Panoramic Ocean & Mountain Views
Downtown Apt 6 w/ Panoramic Ocean & Mountain Views
Sitka, AK

Located in the heart of Sitka, this historic apartment building is steps from St. Michael's Cathedral, Castle Hill, and Sitka Pioneer Home. Sitka Historical ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Sitka

"great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Downtown Apt 6 w/ Panoramic Ocean & Mountain Views
Raven's Roost- Cedar A-frame Cabin Directly On The Ocean
Raven's Roost- Cedar A-frame Cabin Directly On The Ocean
Sitka, AK

Nestled on the beach, this Sitka vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Halibut Point State Recreation Site and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Alaska Raptor Center. Sitka ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)
Perfect

"Second time staying here. Everything is perfect!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Raven's Roost- Cedar A-frame Cabin Directly On The Ocean
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Sitka

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 25, 2019

I’d move there if I had a way to make a living!

5/5 - Excellent

Lefty

Oct 20, 2019

Great visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 11, 2019

Nice, walkable and quiet Alaskan town. Easy to walk and beautiful scenery. Great place to start a cruise.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 4, 2019

Visitors Center was closed on a Saturday. Not convenient.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 2, 2019

Many local things to see.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 31, 2019

We used another hotel that we felt very safe in. They were there and helpful and caring and just very pleasant. I wanted to be somewhere where I felt safe and secure.