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At the height of summer, thousands of cruise ship passengers descend every week onto the tiny town of Sitka, Alaska, for a few hours of sightseeing before heading to the next port of call.However, the gentle charms of this island town, on the southern strip of the 49th state that borders British Columbia, are best discovered over the course of a few days when the crowds have thinned.(Hey, the Facebook invitation says at least 30 people are attending!) For more information on events surrounding Alaska Day, visit Sitka Have you tried all the traditional ways to find someone special in Alaska?Are you tired of the Alaska bar & club scene, coming home to an empty house, lonely tables-for-one at those romantic Alaska restaurants, disastrous blind dates set up by your matchmaking friends, Alaska local singles groups, singles events and meetings with no results?? Connecting Singles is a 100% FREE Alaska dating site where you can make friends and meet Alaska singles.Most Sitka attractions are within walking distance of each other, so a car isn’t really necessary, though you’ll need to hail a cab to your hotel or arrange a courtesy pickup.Those arriving will be welcomed by locals dressed in 1860s garb, the first taste of what a big deal Alaska Day — Oct. But before you learn about the Russians, the American takeover and what came to be known as “Seward’s Folly,” it’s important to understand that for millennia this was — and is still today — the land of the indigenous Tlingit people who make up roughly one-quarter of the town’s population.
The airport is located on Japonski Island and connected to Baranof Island, where most of the 9,000-person-strong population lives, by a small causeway.The two biggest hotels in Sitka are the Totem Square Hotel & Marina (from 9) and the Westmark (from 5).More budget-friendly accommodations include the roomy and comfortable Sitka Hotel on Lincoln Street (from 5) just behind Castle Hill. As you walk, you can access a free audio tour via cellphone to hear each pole’s story; be sure to stop at the area that saw the Battle of Sitka in 1804, an early conflict between the Russians and the Kiks.ádi, the local Tlingit group.
Once back at the visitors’ center, take in the exhibition “Voices of Change: Perspectives on the Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States,” where contemporary artists examine the impact of the purchase of Alaska from the native perspective.
On your way back toward the center of Sitka, stop at the Sheldon Jackson Museum on the campus of Sheldon Jackson College.