**Updated : March 2023**
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Although we were only able to visit Ketchikan, Alaska, for one day on our cruise with Royal Caribbean, we spent a lot of time asking locals for their best recommendations when visiting Ketchikan! The best part about visiting via Cruise is that the port is right in town, and the majority of everything else is within walking distance! Read on for our personal favorite places to eat, where to stay, and things to do when making a stop in Ketchikan, Alaska!
*p.s. keep your eyes peeled for the little red free coupon book stand - we didn't see it until we were leaving but I'm sure there's plenty of good deals inside! (pictured below)
Where to Stay in Ketchikan
Although we didn't have the chance to personally test out any of these lodging options, these two options are the only hotels in town. We would also recommend checking out Airbnb or VRBO as these places can fill up quickly in the warmer months, or if you're really looking for an adventure check out the Waterfall Resort Alaska or Steamboat Bay Fishing Club - each focused on luxury fishing experiences and located on their own islands outside of Ketchikan.
Places to Eat in Ketchikan
Although Ketchikan is a small town in Alaska, with only just over 8,000 people, you'll be pleasantly surprised at just how many great places there are to eat or grab a drink! The only question is if they will be open or not - largely dependant on the season you're visiting. For the best bet on open businesses, visit during summer months (which also happens to be peak tourist season). Below you'll find our best recommendations for places to eat, and even further below that some places to grab a drink!
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Things to Do in Ketchikan
Although Ketchikan is a fairly small town in Alaska, there is surprisingly a lot to do! Again, similar to restaurants and other businesses in town, many of these may only run during warmer, summer months. Here is our list of our favorite things to do in Ketchikan!
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We're Deborah & Tyler, a pretty average husband and wife duo from a pretty average state that didn't want to live so averagely. After our *Covid wedding we sold everything that didn't fit into the Jeep and moved to Alaska, then decided to take a gap year!
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