Seward is an unpolished gem, rewarding visitors with small-town charm and phenomenal access to the mountains and sea. Located at the start of both the Alaska Railroad and the Seward Hwy, and a final stop on many cruises, the town is easily accessible from Anchorage. Its Fourth of July festival is notorious for being the biggest – and wildest – in Alaska. Seward’s shops, small-boat harbor and 360-degree views offer plenty to entertain you for days, but can also serve as a base for excursions into the marine and mountainous playgrounds. Travelers flock to kayak, hike, fish, whale- watch and glacier-view.
The body of the city is divided into two centers: the newer, touristy harbor and the historic downtown. Lowell Point stretches to the south of town, and other amenities can be found just north along the Seward Hwy.