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Ketchikan Vacations

Ketchikan, Alaska, is the Salmon Capital of the World, but you don't have to enjoy fishing to have a delightful time in this island city surrounded by the Tongass National Forest. Ketchikan vacation packages are just as great an option for families, outdoor adventurers, and anyone who loves wildlife. Whether your vacation in Ketchikan is a summer adventure or you're braving Alaska's frozen landscape in winter, you'll never be bored exploring this spectacular destination.

Major Attractions

Wander the streets of Ketchikan and see numerous totem poles, which are part of the largest collection of totem poles in the world. You can see even more fine examples of the art form at the Totem Heritage Center, Totem Bight State Park, and other city parks. Stop in at the Tongass Historical Museum and Discovery Center to learn about the centuries-old cultures of the region's native communities. One of Ketchikan's top attractions is Misty Fiords National Monument, a wilderness area within the forest featuring glacier-carved valleys, ocean inlets, and high plateaus to explore on foot or by kayak. You can take a boat cruise to the monument, or book an aerial tour to view it from above. Car rentals in Ketchikan mean you can drive down the Tongass Highway to rural coastal villages or take the ferry to Prince of Wales Island, a huge, unspoiled wilderness and renowned spot for sport fishing.

Recurring Festivals and Events

Book your Ketchikan vacation at the end of May and you'll catch the local spectacle of the Annual King Salmon Derby. This event, held over three weekends, has been a highlight of the local events calendar since the 1940s. Ketchikan celebrates Independence Day with a parade, a duck race, fireworks, and plenty of food vendors and game booths. The Blueberry Arts Festival is another family-fun annual event in summer.

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Accommodation in Ketchikan

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Super 8 Ketchikan

Super 8 Ketchikan

2151 Sea Level Dr, Ketchikan
2.5 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Ketchikan, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Port of Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and Tongass Historical Museum. Dolly's House ...

$100

$100
Cape Fox Lodge

Cape Fox Lodge

800 Venetia Way, Ketchikan
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ketchikan, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tongass Historical Museum and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Port of ...

$132

$132
The Gilmore Hotel

The Gilmore Hotel

326 Front St, Ketchikan
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ketchikan, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Port of Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and Tongass Historical Museum. ...

$89

$89
The Landing Hotel & Restaurant

The Landing Hotel & Restaurant

3434 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan
3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Port of Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and Tongass Historical Museum. Dolly's House ...

$164

$164
My Place Hotel-Ketchikan, AK

My Place Hotel-Ketchikan, AK

3612 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Port of Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and Tongass Historical Museum. Dolly's House ...

$141

$141
Rodeway Inn Edgewater

Rodeway Inn Edgewater

4871 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan
3.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and Dolly's House Museum. Tongass Historical ...

$79

$79
The Inn at Creek Street

The Inn at Creek Street

207 Stedman Street, Ketchikan
3.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ketchikan, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Dolly's House Museum, Tongass Historical Museum, and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. ...

$100

$100
Baranof Fishing Excursions

Baranof Fishing Excursions

3 Salmon Landing, Ketchikan
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Ketchikan, this hotel is steps from Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and Port of Ketchikan. Tongass Historical Museum and Dolly's House Museum are ...

$478

$478
Angler's Dream Self Guided Fishing. Private Boat. Dock. Beach. Hot Tub. Fish On!

Angler's Dream Self Guided Fishing. Private Boat. Dock. Beach. Hot Tub. Fish On!

327 W Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan

Situated on the beach, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and Tongass Historical Museum. Dolly's ...

Relax With a Water View-great Location

Relax With a Water View-great Location

8596 Michelle Dr, Ketchikan

Situated in Ketchikan, this cottage is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Totem Bight State Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Ward Lake and Port of Ketchikan. Southeast Alaska ...

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