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21 Best and Fun Things To Do In Seward, Alaska

The perfect retreat for anyone looking for some peace and quiet, Seward is a port city on the scenic Kenai Peninsula.

While the town is home to a small population of permanent residents, it often receives visitors due to its position as a gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park.

It’s also one of the towns along the historic Iditarod Trail, which was originally established by Native Alaskans for hunting purposes and travelling between villages.

It also played an important role in delivering food and supplies to the miners in the surrounding towns during the Alaskan gold rush.

Other attractions in Seward include the Alaska SeaLife Center, Waterfront Park, and the Seward Boat Harbor.

The area is also known as an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, with opportunities for kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, and whale watching.

If this sounds like the kind of place you’d like to spend a vacation, why not check out our list of recommendations below for more ideas on what to do while you’re here

The 21 Most Popular Things To Do In Seward, Alaska

21. Resurrection River

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

20. Mount Alice

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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19. First Lake

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

18. Exit Glacier Shuttle

4.8 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

Location: 1013 3rd Ave Seward AK

Tel:  907 224 5569

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17. Resurrection Bay Historical Society

4.4 ★★★★☆ (7 reviews)

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Location: 239 6th Ave Seward AK

Tel:  907 224 3902

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16. Bear Lake

4.5 ★★★★★ (10 reviews)


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15. Benny Benson Memorial Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)


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Location: Dairy Hill Ln Seward AK

Tel:  907 224 3331

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14. Lowell Point State Recreation Site

4.7 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)

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Location: 14150 Pinnacle View Road Seward AK

Tel:  907 269 8400

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13. Rugged Island

4.6 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)

12. Tonsina Point

4.7 ★★★★★ (13 reviews)

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11. Resurrection River Trail

4.6 ★★★★★ (20 reviews)

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Location: Exit Glacier Road Seward AK

Tel:  907 288 3178

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10. Bear Creek Weir

4.7 ★★★★★ (54 reviews)


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Location: 33580 Bear Lake Road Seward AK

Tel:  907 288 3688

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9. Lowell Creek Waterfall

4.5 ★★★★★ (121 reviews)

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Location: 14823007 Seward AK

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8. Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center

4.7 ★★★★★ (489 reviews)


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Location: 1212 4th Ave Seward AK

Tel:  907 422 0535

Web Address:

Our Top picks

7. Fox Island

4.7 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

6. Mount Marathon

4.9 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

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5. Caines Head Trailhead

4.8 ★★★★★ (37 reviews)

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Location: Tonsina Creek Road Seward AK

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4. Adventure Sixty North

4.8 ★★★★★ (69 reviews)

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Location: 31872 Herman Leirer Road Seward AK

Tel:  907 224 2600

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3. Seward Boat Harbor

4.7 ★★★★★ (334 reviews)

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Location: 1300 4th Ave Seward AK

Tel:  907 224 3138

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2. Waterfront Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (684 reviews)

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Location: 420 Ballaine Blvd Seward AK

Tel:  907 224 4055

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1. Alaska SeaLife Center

4.6 ★★★★★ (2,905 reviews)

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Location: 301 Railway Ave Seward AK

Tel:  888 378 2525

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Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Seward, Alaska! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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