Things to See & Do -
Seward is the gateway to
Kenai Fjords National
Park. Visiting the park is most often done by boat, by cruising
through Resurrection Bay and the offshore waters of the park. April
and May is the time of year to see whales migrating through the area.
Several tour companies offer daily whale watching cruises. Helicopter
tours of Kenai Fjords is also available, including landings on the
glaciers and a half-hour dog sledding trip on the glacier. Just out of
town, visitors can hike up to Exit Glacier, located in the park.
Seward is also a popular fishing port, with salt water salmon and
halibut charters available. For those that want to know more about the
city itself, the Real Alaskan Tour takes people through the town,
pointing out the major sights and attractions, including a world-class
dog sled racing kennel. July 4th is a special day in
Seward, with a huge celebration and the race on Mount Marathon.
Places To Eat
Ray’s Waterfront Lodge is a favorite for visitors
to Seward. If you're hungry for
something hot and spicy, try the Chinese take on seafood at the
Peking. Kung pao halibut is the star there.
We also recommend the Apollo
Restaurant, where you can dine on Greek and Italian specialties.
In addition, there are numerous cafes and
restaurants that serve breakfasts and lunches. Some of the hotels also
Places to Stay –
There are numerous hotels, inns and
bed and breakfasts in and near Seward. Whether you’re looking for the
personalized attention that you can only get at a B&B, or a fine
hotel, there are choices for every visitor. Just let us know what your
preferences are, and we can arrange accommodations that fit right in
with your plans and needs!
Seward is located on the northern end
of Resurrection Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Alaska. Seward is
surrounded by the Kenai Mountains. To get to Seward, one generally
takes the railroad, or drives. The Seward Highway heads north out of
Seward, and heads to Anchorage. Access to other parts of the Kenai
Peninsula can be had by taking the Sterling Highway, which meets the
Seward Highway near Cooper Landing.
Seward’s climate is heavily influenced
by the ocean and mountains. Summer temperatures can reach into the
60’s and 70’s. However, because of the proximity to the ocean, rainy
days are not uncommon. Winter weather is cold and wet, with
temperatures in the teens and 20’s most days. Cold snaps can see
temperatures drop into the teens below zero.
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