"Most scenic town in Alaska" Top 5 Page for this destination Sitka by RickinDutch
Sitka Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 278 photos
I've seen much of Alaska over the years and I would rate Sitka as the most beautiful of all. Located on Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska it has a sense of history that isn't as obvious in other Alaskan communities. Pre contact Tlingit culture is alive and flourishing, Russian era buildings still stand, and current day tourism and commercial fishing keep the town vibrant and very much alive.
Even though it is a stop on many Alaska cruises, it is one of the few ports that does not have a dock for the larger ships to tie up at so all passengers must take a tender to and from town. This spreads out the visitors into easier to deal with groups.
It would take a few days to do Sitka properly.
In my humble opinion, the sights most worth seeing are St Michael's Cathedral, The Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka National Historic Park and the Alaska Raptor Center. All are within easy walking distance of the docks downtown and each are unique experiences.
I've been lucky enough to visit Sitka several times, but always on business. I hope to come on vacation some day and it is on my short list of places I'd live in.
- In a nutshell:Most scenic town in Alaska with lots to do and see.
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