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Seward

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Alaska Starts Here
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty. Named after the man who led American negotiations for the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, this small town of just over 2,000 residents is the state's only deep-water, ice-free port offering air, road, and rail connection to Anchorage. Fishing is one of the town's main industries. Despite its location just within the subarctic zone, Seward remains a popular tourist destination because of its relatively mild temperatures and easy access to one of the world's last few truly unspoiled frontiers. With the Inspirock world travel planner, Seward and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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Popular things to do in Seward

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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.9
Duration: 5 hours
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Aquarium
Alaska SeaLife Center
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Seward

Holgate Glacier ©
Geologic Formation
Holgate Glacier
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Water Body
Seward Boat Harbor
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Seward Community Library & Museum ©
History Museum
Seward Community Library & Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chugach Heritage Center
History Museum
Chugach Heritage Center
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Seward

Exit Glacier ©
Geologic Formation
Exit Glacier Kenai Fjords National Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Harding Ice Field Trail
Hiking Trail
Harding Ice Field Trail Kenai Fjords National Park
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Whittier
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Soldotna
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Nature in Seward

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Resurrection Bay
Water Body
Resurrection Bay
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Mt. Marathon
Mountain
Mt. Marathon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bear Glacier ©
Geologic Formation
Bear Glacier
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bear Lake ©
Water Body
Bear Lake
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Tours in Seward

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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Seward

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Backcountry Safaris ©
Safari
Backcountry Safaris
2.3
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Seward

Despite its small size, Seward offers a range of affordable rooms, many of which are located in historic downtown boutique hotels. The compact town center provides you with a comfortable urban base, complete with quick and easy access to good dining and shopping. If you prefer to explore the surrounding wilderness areas on your own, consider one of the region's campgrounds. Many of these outdoor sites offer private showers, laundry services, and free Wi-Fi.
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