Seward: Alaska Starts Here  (2:10)

Advice From the Locals

Need a dinner recommendation? Want to know the best place to see whales? Or how about kid-friendly activities in Seward? There’s no better place to have your questions answered and to learn about Seward than the Seward Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The helpful, friendly staffers—some of whom have worked here more than 10 years—know the best tours, lodging, restaurants, and adventures. It’s centrally located and open seven days a week during summer months, so it’s easy to stop by for a quick question or to plan an entire vacation itinerary.

Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park

Seward’s nestled between forested mountains on the shores of Resurrection Bay, and it’s the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. This amazing location makes the city a natural launching point for ocean adventures like kayaking, sailing, deep-sea fishing, or wildlife/glacier cruising. The many options can be overwhelming, but the staff here can help you decide what’s right for you. Are you looking for wildlife? Do you want to be on the water a few hours or all day? Which tour will take you to see glaciers?

Seward Hiking Trails

Seward has great hiking trails, and is near one of Alaska’s most easily-accessed glaciers, “Exit Glacier.” And though the oceans, forests, and mountains may tempt you, don’t forget about the town itself—it’s full of science, art, history, culture, and cuisine. Long-time employee Fran and her staff can point you to the best museums, wildlife centers, art galleries, and restaurants.

Festivals and Events

If you arrive during one of the town’s special events, like the foot race up Mt. Marathon on July 4th, they’ll be sure to give you all the details. Just stop by for some expert advice.

Getting There

2001 Seward Hwy.
Seward, AK 99664
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Year Round
Hours Summer // 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday
Winter // 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, closed weekends. Closed for two weeks during Christmas and New Year’s.

Seward Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

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