We spent the morning in Ketchikan on our Alaska Cruise. The Golden Princess arrived into Ketchikan pretty early in the morning. We only had a half day in the city so John and I got up early and were ready to disembark as soon as we could.
I was surprised when we docked in Ketchikan that we were right in the heart of the city. You literally walk off the cruise ship and you are in town. We were one of the first people off of the Golden Princess and had the opportunity to wander through town before the stores opened or it got crowded.
There are fantastic street signs and maps all over Ketchikan to help you find your way. We walked through the city and did not feel like we needed a car at any point during the day. The only thing we might have wanted a car or taxi for was to make it to the Totem Pole park outside of town but we decided to visit there on our next trip to Ketchikan. We are already planning another Alaska Cruise vacation!
We were able to walk along Creek Street by ourselves. It was so much fun being able to take pictures and see all of the historic houses.
Creek Street was not as big as I thought it would be. We spent less than an hour walking up and down the street. The stores were still closed so we just took pictures and enjoyed the views.
At the end of Creek Street there is a vermicular that goes up to a great hotel at the top of the hill. During the day I think there is a dollar or so charge to ride the vermicular. We were there early in the morning so there was no one to pay.
Outside of the hotel there is a really nice display of totem poles. These were great to take pictures of and look around. There is a nice coffee shop inside the hotel to relax in and take a few moments to enjoy the scenery.
Our next stop was the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show