Seward, Alaska

Seward is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska, located 126 miles south of Anchorage. The city is very picturesque and quaint; it resembles a port city and an alpine resort town and is known as the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park".

Seward is also one of the oldest towns in Alaska. The historic district is full of art galleries, local handicraft shops and other shops of keen interest to tourists. Other attractions include the Alaska Sealife Center, a seven acre waterfront public aquarium. Glacier and wildlife cruises are also a must while visiting Seward.

Things to See & Do

* Kenai Fjords National Park
* Alaska Sealife Center
* Resurrection Bay
* Chugah National Forest
* Fishing

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 37.4 km²
Population – 3000 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location – The dock area of Seward is located about 1/2 of a mile from the town itself further up the bay. There is not much around the pier but it is a nice walk into town from the pier.

Transport Links – Seward Airport (PAWD/SWD) is home to (general aviation) services and flight-seeing operators. Rail connections are available from Fairbanks and Anchorage and scheduled bus service sfrom Anchorage. Alaska state ferry, all classes of cruise vessels.