Seward, located in a scenic setting in Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, is one of Alaska’s oldest towns. Surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and dense forests, it boasts a friendly atmosphere, as well as a collection of quaint shops and galleries, cozy cafés, and a bustling harbor. The renowned Alaska Sealife Center is at the edge of town and well worth a visit. (This center was built with funds from the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.)
The town is also your springboard to the wilderness of Kenai Fjords National Park. Whales, Orcas, and seals jostle for your attention in the crystal-clear water, while the forests are home to a large number of brown bears and bald eagles. The nearby Exit Glacier also gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with this shimmering blue giant.