Sitka is the only Inside Passage community on the Sitka Sound. The city is a charming little town with about 8,500 residents. Known for its Tlingit Indian heritage, according to the city’s information site, about two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places. Sitka (Shee Atika) by the Tlingit Indian also has a Russian Heritage. Prominent and photogenic Saint Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral is another historical site.
Today, with two cruise ships in port, we probably increased the population. J.J. and I enjoyed stopping at various shops and eateries, appreciating the beautiful restoration work to retain the charming character of Sitka.
Tonight, we dined at Toscana Italian Specialty Restaurant. Our dinner shared with Fred and Rita was a wonderful way to end today’s visit to Sitka.