Where is Seward?
Seward is approximately 125 miles south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway. If you're coming by road, there are many sights to see as you travel along this National Scenic Byway from Anchorage to Seward.
As you leave the largest city in the state, you'll pass Potter's Marsh, a protected waterfowl habitat. Follow the winding road along Turnagain Arm and scan the jagged cliffs for Dall sheep, or watch for the powerful bore tide, pushing the water into Turnagain Arm. The scenery is breathtaking and amazing!
Seward was voted #1 U.S. Destination for 2010 in TripAdvisor.com's annual travel trends survey!
Also the recipient of the National Civic League's 2005 All-America City Award, Seward obviously wins the hearts of those who come to visit.
Just 125 miles from Anchorage and easily accessible by highway and rail—as well as a frequent stop for major cruise lines—not only is Seward one of Alaska's oldest and most charming towns, it's surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty. Just being here is a thrill to the senses. As the "gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park," Seward offers incredible opportunities for exploration, recreation and outdoor relaxation. Of course there are our glacier and wildlife cruises—a must if you want to really experience the National Park—but there's also camping, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, mountain biking, mountain climbing, bird-watching, white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing, dog mushing ... you name it.
Join us in Seward, and discover why so many travelers have placed us at the top of their list.