Seward is a small coastal town in interior Alaska. This is one of my favorite towns in all of Alaska.

Seward, Alaska

Getting to Seward

You can reach Seward via cruise ships with open-jawed (cruises that leave from one port and end in a different port) or cruises leaving and dropping off from Seward. 

Seward, Alaska

If you are sailing in or out of Seward, pa

rt of your trip begins or ends with a pre or post-land trip. 

You can reach Seward by rail usually by flying into Anchorage and then taking the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage or after getting off a cruise ship and starting a tour. 

You can also reach Seward by driving yourself on a self-drive trip, and most guests start their road trips in Anchorage or Fairbanks.

Why Seward

Now that we have covered how you get to Seward, Alaska, let’s talk about why you want to visit Seward.

The landscape and small-town feel – with a population of less than 3,000, you really will get the small town authentic Alaska feel in Seward.

There are lots of outdoor activities to experience the beauty of the outdoors:

  • Whale Watching
  • Glacier & Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking & Trails
  • Ice Climbing & Hiking
  • Ziplining
  • Boating
  • Kayaking & Paddling
  • Dog Sledding

Then for my husband’s favorite, the fishing in Seward is some of the best fishing in the USA, in my opinion. 

Seward, Alaska

For me, I LOVE the local dining places and trying local Alaskan food. 

Seward, Alaska

Local Events 

Mount Marathon Race – A 1.5 mile climb up and back down Alaska’s majestic and grueling Mount Marathon. Alaskans and runners from around the world gather for this race.

Seward Silver Salmon Derby – This is one of Alaska’s largest and oldest fishing derbies typically held in August each year.

Two of My Favorite Local Hotels 

Harbor 360 Hotel – This hotel is in a great location and close to where the Alaska railroad stops in Seward.

Seward, Alaska

Then my personal favorite place to stay is the Seward Windsong Lodge; I can’t get enough of the true cabin in the woods feel!

Seward, Alaska

Do you want to know more about visiting Seward, Alaska? Reach out to our team and let us put our first-hand knowledge to work planning your Alaska adventure.