Known for its extensive collection of Native American totem poles, fish-filled waters, and vast expanse of uninhabited land, Ketchikan brings a new meaning to “the last frontier”. Ketchikan is much more than just a quiet Alaskan city -- it’s a thriving community that's perfect outdoor exploration.
With miles of wooded forests and natural footpaths, marshlands, and crystal clear streams full of fish, Tongass National Forest is one of Ketchikan's most beloved hiking locations. Visitors to Ketchikan can also spend the day exploring the city's various parks including Potlatch Totem Park and Totem Bright State Historical Park, whale watching and fishing at the scenic Knudson Cove Marina, or touring the Saxman Native Village where tourists can decode the meanings of the village's unique totem poles and admire the historic buildings. For some indoor fun and genuine inspiration, guests can navigate the halls of the Scanlon Gallery's diverse artworks, and to spice up their trip with an evening of drinks and home-style pub food at The Creek Street Cabaret.
With a private entrance and spacious living areas, Ketchikan’s vacation rentals are every guest’s home away from home. Rentals can be found all over the city. From downtown Ketchikan to the outskirts of this beautiful city, there’s an ideal location for every traveler. As a bonus, many of the rentals boast fully equipped kitchens, and all of them, regardless of location, offer internet access.
The best time to visit Ketchikan is around June. During this time, whales are abundant within the waters around the city.
The food in Ketchikan is almost reason enough to visit. In Ketchikan, guests can enjoy a water-to-table fresh fish sandwiches and cooked to perfection crab legs. The Waterfront Restaurant offer Ketchikan's guests a taste of Filipino fare while the Ketchikan Crab & Grille offers even more tasty seafood options.
Every year is a thrill in Ketchikan, with the city hosting an array of fun events. The Blueberry Arts Festival, the Gigglefeet Dance Festival, the Shellfish Festival, and the Wearable Arts Show are only a handful of the city's various events that both residents and guests can look forward to.
Families visiting Ketchikan can take a walking tour through the dense wilderness of the Alaskan Rainforest Sanctuary, where they'll learn about the area's ecosystem and the delicate creatures living within it. They can also opt to take a skyhigh seaplane tour of the Misty Fjords. Those with a fear of heights can push themselves to experience the wonders of Ketchikan from above with a zip line experience through Alaska Canopy Adventures.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Ketchikan. The hottest month in Ketchikan is June, when temperatures peak at 80 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Ketchikan is December with 22.9 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.71 inches of rain.
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Browse places to stay from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. Ketchikan has 309 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Ketchikan comes in at $40 a night. The average price of a vacation rental is generally $166 per night.
Those looking to get some work finished during their trip to Ketchikan can choose from 110 places to stay that have WiFi. 15 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. If you're planning on getting to Ketchikan by car, be sure to choose from 101 accommodations that provide parking.
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 17 pet-friendly accommodations available.
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