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Ketchikan Travel Guide

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.

Things to Do in Ketchikan

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.

Best Places to Stay in Ketchikan

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.

Best Time to Visit Ketchikan

The best time to visit Ketchikan is around June. During this time, whales are abundant within the waters around the city.

Food in Ketchikan

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.

Best Events in Ketchikan

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.

Things to Do for Families in Ketchikan

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.

Price and Availability in Ketchikan

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Ketchikan tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Wednesday. Vacation homes in Ketchikan tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Ketchikan is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Ketchikan is in the high season in July. Ketchikan has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Ketchikan

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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 6 ˚F. The wettest month in Ketchikan is February with 18.29 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 3.09 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Ketchikan

At AllTheRooms.com we have rentals from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more. We have 309 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Ketchikan ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A vacation in Ketchikan can be affordable - the lowest price vacation rental is available at $40 a night. A typical vacation rental in Ketchikan costs on average $166 per night.

Those looking to get some work finished during their trip to Ketchikan can choose from 110 places to stay that include WiFi. 15 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Driving to Ketchikan? Then choose one of the 101 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then make sure to choose one of the 17 pet-friendly accommodations available.

171 accommodations in Ketchikan have been reviewed; 70% are rated excellent or good. 91 accommodations allow instant booking.

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