Seward, United States

Seward, United States

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About Seward

About Seward

Why Visit Seward, Alaska

Nestled on an inlet on the scenic Kenai Peninsula, Seward serves as the main gateway to the famous Kenai Fjords National Park. Explore the picturesque area on a cruise ship, hike up local fjords, and enjoy the company of lovely seals and puffins on your trip to Alaska!

The city of Seward is most known for being at the beginning of the Iditarod Trail, which used to serve as an easy access road for hunting and traveling to various villages by Native Alaskans. Nowadays, the trail is used for the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which is held for 8-15 days during which the dog's owner must cross the finish line with 5 dogs on the towline.

Besides the trail, Seward offers some of the best and non-crowded tourist attractions and breathtaking sightseeing locations you can find in Alaska. Hiking is one of the most popular activities to do in Alaska and can be done almost anywhere for free, however, keep in mind to pack warm clothes with you before going on a hike!

One of such places is the Exit Glacier, which is one of the most accessible valley glaciers to hike and will provide you with some of the most scenic views in all of Alaska.

Besides that, some of the activities that you can partake in Seward are salmon viewing, tide pooling, shopping for local art, visiting the incredible Alaskan saline center, kayaking, and of course dog sledding!

For traveling to Seward, it is recommended to take your trip to Alaska between May and September to avoid the harsh winter weather, which the majority of business owners in Seward also avoid by temporarily shutting down their business during that time.

Best Things to Do on a Seward Vacation

  • Go on a trip to walk the Iditarod trail
  • Visit the Lost Lake while on a hike
  • Watch the Grey Whales
  • Climb the Boundary Ranges outside of Seward

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