Seward | Kenai Peninsula

Seward is a charming coastal town 127 miles south of Anchorage. It is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Abrupt mountain slopes cloaked in shaggy summer greens and snow form an impressive backdrop for this progressive city of 2,700 people. Tourism, shipping and fishing are the mainstay of Seward’s economy.
Each year Seward hosts the famous 4th of July Mt. Marathon Race, one of the oldest mountain races in North America. The total length of the race is three miles and in 2017 the winner took 44 min. 30 seconds.
Excellent accommodations, restaurants, RV parks, and tent camping are available in Seward, and you’ll always find friendly hospitality from the residents. Seward was voted All American City in 1963, 1965 and 2005.

Seward Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is open daily in the summer at mile 2 of the Seward Highway. 907-224-8051
www.seward.com
Seward Community Library Museum, 6th & Adams. A film on the 1964 earthquake is shown daily at 2pm.
Kenai Fjords Visitors Center next to the Harbormaster Building on Fourth Avenue. 907-224-317

The town of Seward is named for William H. Seward, who arranged for Alaska’s purchase from Russia. It became a town-site in 1903 to serve as a terminal construction point for the Alaska Railroad which was to open the interior for resource development. The railroad that was begun by private enterprise, was taken over by the Federal Government and construction was completed in 1923. This opened the Interior of Alaska to the ice-free port of Seward.

 

Hotel Seward

Beautiful view rooms with cable TV, VCR, coffee maker, data port & hair dryers. Nonsmoking rooms available. One half block from the …

 

Van Guilder Hotel

is a National Registered Historic Landmark. Convenient location within walking distance of restaurants, shops, the Alaska Sealife Center, Seward Museum and shuttle …

 

City Campgrounds

500 spaces with the best ocean views in the State, 99 electric hookups, water and toilets. There is a public dump station …

 

Millers Landing

Boat charters for fishing, hiking or sightseeing in and around Seward. Camping, showers, fishing tackle sales and rental. Take  the Seward Highway …

 

Exit Glacier

Ten miles from Seward is one of the more accessible  glaciers in Alaska. Turn at mile 3.5 Seward Highway and drive 8 …

 

Kenai Fjords National Park

Located on the southeastern Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai National Park is a pristine and rugged land supporting many unaltered natural environments and ecosystems. …

 

Mt. Marathon Race

Alaska’s biggest Independence Day celebration is  held in Seward every Fourth of July. The combination running-climbing race to the top of 3,022-foot …

 

Seward Community Library

Seward Community Library – Sixth and Adams, presents a movie and slide show depicting earthquake, fire and tidal wave damage resulting from …

 

Seward Museum

at the corner of Third and Jefferson, is maintained by the Resurrection Bay Historical Society. On display are native artifacts,  relics, early-day …

 

Caines Head State Recreation Area

scenic site of an abandoned World War II fort, can be reached by boat or on foot (at low tide) from Seward. …

 

Exit Glacier

Ten miles from Seward is one of the more accessible  glaciers in Alaska. Turn at mile 3.5 Seward Highway and drive 8 …

 

Kenai Fjords Gift Shop

Alaskan souvenirs, t-shirts, sweat shirts,  rain gear and film. Across from Kenai Fjords Tours.

 

Crescent Creek and Carter Lake Trail

Crescent Creek and Carter Lake Trail is an 18 mile trail joining the Seward and Sterling Highways. It is great for a …

 

Chugach National Forest

The Chugach was formally designated as a National Forest in 1907. It was one of the first reserves to be withdrawn after …

 

Kenai Fjords Gift Shop

Alaskan souvenirs, t-shirts, sweat shirts,  rain gear and film. Across from Kenai Fjords Tours.