Visiting Seward

There are many amazing things to do and beautiful places to admire while visiting Seward. For many ideas, please visit Visit Seward Travel Page.

Here are some links and information that we think will be helpful in planning cultural, sightseeing, and outdoor excursions around Seward. Check back from time to time as we will continue to add links.


General Interest

Established in 1964, the Seward Boat Harbor welcomes vessels of all kinds, from fishing charters, local fishing fleets, USCG, tour boats, and more. Among the boardwalk there are shops with local vendors, art galleries, restaurants, hotels, and more, making this a must see location while visiting Seward!,f_jpg,h_700,q_65,w_1440/v1/clients/sewardak/JA_2020_Seward_009_77cfb356-5974-4181-8508-df818a9731ce.jpg

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The Seward Community Library & Museum located near downtown is a combined public library and museum. Swing by to catch an amazing view of Resurrection Bay, access their collections, or learn about Seward’s history. Museum admission is free during the winter.


Wildlife Viewing

Alaska SeaLife Center is the only public facility in Alaska that combines an aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Visitors can view a variety of marine life including puffins, octopus, sea lions, and more while learning about research in the field and at the facility.

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Bring your skis and take advantage of the increasing daylight to hit the ski trails after sessions!

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The Divide Ski Area, also known as Mile 12, offers skiing opportunities for beginner to expert for both skate skiing and classic/touring skiing. These trails are consistently and professionally groomed.

Bear Lake has easy access for any ski level and is consistently groomed. This popular location hosts multiple activities including ice skating, hockey, touring, and skate skiing.

Iditarod Trail South provides options for short trips, loop, or 5 mile trip from Bear Lake to Nash Road.

Visit Seward Nordic Ski Club for more information, trail maps, and condition updates.