Planning your trip to Sitka, Alaska
THE BEST WAY TO SITKA
From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Alaska. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $357.
WHERE TO STAY
Lodging, particularly on weekends, can sell out long before summer. Westmark Sitka Hotel, 330 Seward St., (800) 544-0970, https://www.westmarkhotels.com. Convenient downtown location with restaurant and bar. Doubles from $129.
Sitka Hotel, 118 Lincoln St.; (888) 757-3288, https://www.sitkahotel.net. Downtown with restaurant and bar. Doubles from $105, May 1-Oct. 1.
Alaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn, 1101 Edgecumbe Drive; (888) 811-6870, https://www.sitka-alaska-lodging.com. One mile from downtown. Doubles from $99.
WHERE TO EAT
Larkspur Cafe, 2 Lincoln St., Suite 1A; (907) 966-2326. Serves lunch and dinner 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Ludvig’s Bistro, 256 Katlian St.; (907) 966-3663, https://www.ludvigsbistro.com. Bistro-style menu, advance reservations essential (call before leaving home for Sitka). 4-10 p.m. May to September. Entrees about $20-$33.
Little Tokyo, 315 Lincoln St.; (907) 747-5699. Sushi bar, soup, espresso drinks. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday.
WHAT TO DO
Sitka Summer Music Festival, (907) 227-4852, https://www.sitkamusicfestival.org. June 4-25. Evening concerts Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets required; advance purchase advised, especially for the June 12 Boat Concert. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 for seniors and children ages 6 to18, children younger than 6 not admitted. Free noon concerts June 10 and 17.
Alaska Raptor Center, 1000 Raptor Way; (800) 643-9425, https://www.alaskaraptor.org. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May to September. Adults $12, children 12 and younger $6.
TO LEARN MORE
Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau; (907) 747-5940, https://wwww.sitka.org.