Came to visit Sitka with family. This was my first time here, and it was absolutely magical. On the first night we watched a sea otter in the sound right from the picture window of our VRBO (the Hughes House on Halibut Point Road). And there were so many eagles and ravens too! We went to the Fortress of the Bear, went trolling for silver salmon, and spent a whole day with the beach to ourselves on Kruzof Island. And who can forget the views from the top of Harbor Mountain??

I’ll definitely be back to Sitka someday, and the Hughes House again too if it’s available. Couldn’t have asked for a better summer vacation.