Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest, most historic and scenic towns and it’s full of charm and beauty. Seward is also known for being the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park and one of the most lucrative fisheries in the United States. The town of Seward is named after William H. Seward, former U.S. Secretary of State, after he effortlessly fought for the United States’ purchase of Alaska. Located about 125 miles south of Anchorage, Seward is a popular destination for Alaskan cruises. Whether you enjoy shopping in the quaint downtown area or hiking the nearby mountains, your time in Seward will make you fall in love with the beauty of this town.
- Explore Kenai Fjords National Park and be sure to make time to view its countless tidewater glaciers leading to coastal fjords.
- Enjoy a tour of Resurrection Bay where you can take in the beautiful jagged cliffs, marine life, seabirds and Bear Glacier. Be sure your tour includes a visit to Fox Island where you can chow down on some wild Alaska salmon and prime rib.
- Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, which is perfect for all ages, and enjoy Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center where you can see and experience Alaska’s sea life such as puffins, sea lions, octopi and others.
- As you stroll through the streets of Seward, be sure to take note of the beautiful murals that were painted by local artists. Seward is officially designated as the ‘Mural Capital of Alaska.’