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TravelWise

Ketchikan
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Ketchikan, a southeast Alaskan town that writer Richard Bangs says is “rich in native culture.” We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Bangs’s tale, so here we offer the very best links for traveling to Ketchikan.












BASICS

Getting There
www.alaskaair.com
Alaska Air’s Web site, the quickest way to its daily, 90-minute jet service between Seattle and Ketchikan

www.dot.state.ak.us/amhshome.html
Information from the Alaska Marine Highway System, which operates a fleet of ferries connecting Ketchikan with the lower 48 states and the rest of Alaska’s Inside Passage

Making Telephone Calls
www.555-1212.com/area_codes.cfm
Enter 99901 for Ketchikan’s area code

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.wunderground.com/US/AK/Ketchikan.html
Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, the current temperature, and more

ESSENTIALS

Where to Stay
www.alaskatravelers.com/ketchika.htm
Descriptions and photographs for bed-and-breakfasts and vacation rentals in Ketchikan

www.visit-ketchikan.com/list/lodgesresultlist.asp
Listings of lodges and resorts in Ketchikan, compiled by the convention and visitors bureau

Where to Eat
www.alaskamenu.com/ketchikan
An overview of Ketchikan cuisine and a menu you can see to select restaurants according to preference

www.visit-ketchikan.com/list/diningresultlist.asp
A dining guide compiled by the Ketchikan Convention and Visitors Bureau

www.areaparks.com/glacierbay/dketchikan.html
Listings and contact information for casual restaurants in the area

THINGS TO DO

Activities & Culture
www.maintour.com/alaska/ketch.htm
Information on notable sites, scenic trails, and shopping

www.ketchikanarts.org
Information on local art galleries, a summer fine arts camp, the winter arts festival, and theatrical performances—compiled by the Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council

Hiking & Recreation
www.alaskaonline.org/hiking/ketchikan.htm
Descriptions of and recommendations for hiking trails in Ketchikan

www.fs.fed.us/r10/ketchikan/distlink.htm
Overviews of recreational activities in Ketchikan and links to contact information for pursuing them

MEDIA

Books
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/
index=books&field-keywords=%20%20Ketchikan&bq=1/
ref=aps_more_b_2/002-2132627-4728818

A list of titles on Ketchikan, including Spirit Historic Ketchikan Alaska, sold by Amazon.com

shop.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?
WRD=Ketchikan%2CAK&userid=48Z76TI3JT

Barnes & Noble’s listing of Ketchikan-related books, such as Profiles of Progress: A Photographic Journal of Ketchikan-Saxman-Matlakatla Southeast Alaska, by David R. Dillman

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
www.visit-ketchikan.com
Photographs and information on events, cruising, accommodations, restaurants, and more

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