Seward is a city in the American state of Alaska and is known as the point where many adventures into the Alaskan wilderness, waters and glaciers begin. The town itself is quaint and comfortable, with beautiful views of the water, mountain and sky. You’ll be at ease in Seward with good shopping, dining options, some fun nightlife and a friendly village feel.
Sights to See
Alaska and Seward is all about nature. Head to the nearby Kenai Fjords National Park for bird watching, sea kayaking, whale watching and hiking.
Take a water taxi to Resurrection Bay where you can find quiet coves to explore the beach, caves and rocks. From here you can hike to Caines Head, one of Alaska’s top 10 hikes. To make it extra special you could stay in a private cabin for a rugged yet romantic Alaskan experience.
Seward is also the place to access spectacular glaciers. Exit Glacier is only 15 minutes from town and is known as one of the most accessible in Alaska, so it’s a great place to start some ice exploration!
What’s For Lunch
Alaskans are very fish oriented people as the freezing cold waters are home to many Pacific fish, with the Alaskan salmon being the most well known. So make sure you get your hands on some salmon, wether that’s in the form of cured salmon, smoked salmon, salmon jerky or even an interesting sweet salmon candy.
If You Only See One Thing
The nearby Kenai Fjords National Park is home to some of Alaska’s best glaciers and fjords. The National Park includes one of the largest ice fields in the United States, Harding Icefield, which is the source of 38 glaciers! It’s also recommended to take a boat tour in the park’s waters as you might be able to spot humpback and killer whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters and puffins.
While most Alaskans speak English, there are also approximately 20 native languages in use. There’s a lot of words to choose from, but a simple one to remember is Aang, which is Hello in the Unangam Tunuu language.
Alaska can get pretty chilly so pick yourself up a pair of furry mukluk boots. These traditional winter boots are worn by the Inuit and Yupik people to keep their toes warm.