**Updated : March 2023**
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Sitka can be a difficult town to get to, with no roads that reach the city it is only accessible by water or air, making it a popular stop for cruise ships! We were able to stop here on our cruise with Royal Caribbean, and although we were only there for one day, we gathered all the recommendations we got from locals and all the places we found on our own into one simple list for you! It's worth noting that the cruise ship port is a bit out of town, however, there are free shuttles that will bring you into the city center of Sitka. Read on for the best places to stay (if you're not visiting via cruise), where to eat, and the best things to do while exploring the Sitka area!
The Best Places to Stay in Sitka
With just over 8,000 people in the borough and city of Sitka, there are surprisingly some very unique stays and lodging options (they just might cost you an arm and a leg...)! Since we were just visiting for the day, we asked some locals and did our own research to compile this short list of unique (and best) places to stay in Sitka!
Where to Eat in Sitka
Sitka was one of our favorite places to explore and we actually ended up doing our own DIY short food tour around downtown! If you go during the warmer months, these little food stands should be open, and we highly recommend doing your own walking tour around town!
(These spots aren't included in our map above, but if you walk the downtown area near St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral you should be able to spot them around town!)
Some other places we got recommendations for but didn't have time to stop at during this trip included :
What to Do in Sitka
If you're unfortunate like us and only have one day to explore Sitka, then be warned you might have a difficult time choosing what to do. Since we were traveling via cruise, we did do the Wilderness Sea Kayaking Tour as an excursion, however there is plenty of fun activities to do in the Sitka area!
Check out this tour that includes the Sitka National Historical Park, Bear Center and Raptor Center all in one!
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