This scenic town is flanked by rugged mountains and overlooks Resurrection Bay. Founded in 1903 as an ice-free port at the southern end of the Alaska Railroad, Seward prospered as the beginning of the gold-rush trail to Nome and was later devastated by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.
The downtown visitor center (www.seward.com; cnr Jefferson St & 3rd Ave;
Seward destination guides
Alaska Active Escape
Alaska – so raw, vast, and far-out it may as well be its very own planet. This adventure lets hardy travellers explore an exotic foreign world without ever leaving Earth, affording visitors a hands-on appreciation for the land (and sea and air) via kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, and wildlife-spotting.
Anchorage Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Transfer and Tour from Anchorage to Seward
Combine a tour with your cruise ship transfer to make the most of your Alaska vacation! Before your cruise departs from Seward, take a scenic 4-hour journey from Anchorage to Mt Alyeska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Capture beautiful glacier views, enjoy lunch in the town of Girdwood, and get up-close views of bears, moose, elk and other Alaskan wildlife.