Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Sitka

Sitka National Historical Park

This mystical juxtaposition of tall trees and totems is Alaska’s smallest national park and the site where the Tlingits were finally defeated by the Russians in 1804.The mile-long Totem Trail winds its way past 18 t…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Sitka

Ludvig's Bistro

Sophistication in the wilderness! Sitka’s boldest restaurant has only seven tables, and a few stools at its brass-and-blue-tile bar. Described as ‘rustic Mediterranean fare,’ almost every dish is local, even the sea…
Top Choice Historic Building in Sitka

Russian Bishop's House

East of downtown along Lincoln St, the Russian Bishop’s House is the oldest intact Russian building in Sitka. Built in 1843 by Finnish carpenters out of Sitka spruce, the two-story log house is one of only four surv…
Top Choice Brewery in Sitka

Baranof Island Brewing Co

Encased in a handsome new taproom since July 2017, the Baranof is a local legend providing microbrews for every pub and bar in town. For the real deal, however, the taproom's the place. Line up four to six tasters a…
Top Choice Bakery in Sitka

Grandma Tillie's Bakery

Pink drive-through bakery located 1 mile east of the town center that is – frankly – worth the walk, let alone the drive, courtesy of its sponge-y fresh savory rolls and rich chewy cookies. We'll stick our neck out …
Church in Sitka

St Michael's Cathedral

Built between 1844 and 1848, this church stood for more than 100 years as Alaska’s finest Russian Orthodox cathedral. When a fire destroyed it in 1966, the church had been the oldest religious structure from the Rus…
International in Sitka

Sitka Hotel Bar & Restaurant

Wood decor covers the interior of this recently remodeled gathering spot, although, with its open kitchen and charismatic bar, the atmosphere's far from wooden. Welcome to Sitka's second-best restaurant – nowhere ca…
Wine Bar in Sitka

Ludvig's Wine Bar and Gallery

Follow the stairs next to Ludvig's Bistro up to a parquet-floored art gallery furnished with tall bar tables. You'll find excellent tapas, homemade ice cream and a diverse wine list. Enjoy live music three times per…
Cemetery in Sitka

Russian Cemetery

Old headstones and Russian Orthodox crosses lurk in the overgrown and quintessentially creepy Russian Cemetery (located at the north end of Observatory St), where the drippy verdure seems poised to swallow up the de…
Coffee in Sitka

Back Door Café

Enter this small coffeehouse through either Old Harbor Books on Lincoln St or via the…you guessed it…which is off Barracks St. The cafe is as local as it gets with strong, potent joe and fantastic home-baked snacks …