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Best things to do in Aleutian Islands

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Hiking in a gorgeous old growth forest. Pillboxes from WWII perched on cliffs with incredible outlooks. Good on a rainy or windy day as the big trees block the wind and rain. WWII museum open Saturdays (?) Also have guided tours intermittently and kids programs.”
11 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Good sushi. Pretty pricey but it's right on the channel and the view is amazing. Go for lunch and eat on the deck in nice weather. Try the black cod. ”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“The Kodiak History Museum (formerly The Baranov Museum) National Historic Site with a fascinating collection housed within a log structure built in 1808.”
8 locals recommend
Book Store
“By far, our best reccomendation for cafe and coffee shop rolled into one is Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse and Bookstore. It is an eclectic little shop that serves the best breakfasts and lunches in town! They also have a wonderful toy store in the second floor called The Tree House. It’s worth a visit! ”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“World class archeological repository and museum of native history and culture.”
7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Classic Kodiak food. Kind of spendy but very consistent, quality seafood and good portions. Sports bar with lots of screens as well. ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Bear viewing with Emerald Air in Katmai National Park is stunning and a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget!”
2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“ Open just in the evenings for a few hours. A real local scene! Bring your dogs.”
5 locals recommend
Café
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“This is my favorite restaurant. Grab some coffee, breakfast or lunch. Dine in or take out. $$ It’s worth it. Our family love their famous large cookies. ”
6 locals recommend
Route
“Beautiful sweeping views of the island from the top of the mountain that towers over Kodiak. Drive up with your vehicle.”
3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Locally owned and operated with a great view of the boat harbor, they have a wide selection of coffee drinks, both hot and cold, and the service is friendly and cheerful. The baked goods offered are not locally made, but the coffee is locally roasted, and pretty darn good. Try the Harborside Mocha if you like a spicy Mexican-style mocha, it's my favorite. They have sweatshirts and coffee mugs/thermoses to purchase and a book exchange.”
4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Another great set of trails. About a 6 mile loop passing by multiple beaches. Fairly flat and accessible for all.”
3 locals recommend
Outdoor Supply Store
“Kodiak's premier outdoor store complete with a full sized bear inside. Everything outdoors can be found at this spot.”
4 locals recommend
Zoo
“The aquarium and touch tank are one of my favorite things to take visitors to. ”
3 locals recommend
Movie Theater
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“With some of the largest tides in the world in Anchor Point Alaska, the water can recede over 300 yards at the peak of the month! This crazy phenomenon is perfect for beach combing, looking through tide pools, and sight seeing. From the countless bald eagles known to frequent the beach, the tractor launch that operates on shore, and the stunning volcanic mountain range view, this beach makes a must visit tourist destination!”
1 local recommends