15 Best Things to Do in Seward, Alaska

15 Best Things to Do in Seward, Alaska


The Seward is a small city situated in the southern part of Alaska, United States is all sorts of stop stare and gasp for it is filled with the beauty of nature!

This beautiful city comes with a wide range of flora and fauna, along with vast and massive oceans sitting in the middle of lofty peaks! The scenery is absolutely going to blow your mind.

The glaciers of this city are the most exotic and beautiful of all. The cold city is full of history, culture, wildlife, ice and snow! This city that sounds ancient and historic is actually a modern city with all kinds of high-tech infrastructure and amenities!

Lets us begin by showing you the top 15 things to do in Seward, Alaska!

Watch dog-sled race at the Iditarod

Dog-sled at Iditarod
Troy Perano / Shutterstock.com


We had to begin with the most exotic trails in history! You probably would have been to a lot of trails all your life, but have you met hundreds of cute puppies and dogs slide around and race in snow?

Well, Iditarod in Seward has got for you a full pack of puppy surprise where you can climb in mountain full of snow and watch dogs play around and slide in the snow. This trail is of great historic importance to Alaska as it was one of the first trails made by the natives to connect the small town with the big cities.

Even the dog race hold great historic importance and it is truly a beautiful place for you to explore and dig into the native history and learn some amazing facts about the city.

Pet around cute little sea animals at the Alaska Sea Life Centre

Display at Alaska sea life centre
juanchoayala / Shutterstock.com


The best part about Seward is its magnificent snow and beauty, and what is even better are the most beautiful of sea and snow animals! The Alaska sea life centre is one of the only permanent rehabilitation centres for mammals in the city; it is a beautiful centre with a wide range of sea animals for you in display!

From salmons to seahorse, from seals to whales, you can any or every kind of sea animal in display in this sea life centre. You can learn about each of these animals in the informational tour and also teach your kids about the same.

You can also pet around and touch some animals like the baby walrus. It is a very giant and interesting aquarium to visit while you are in this city.

Go cruising at the ship terminal

Crusing at ship terminal
Raisa Nastukova / Shutterstock.com


This small boat harbour is a very soothing spot full of natural beauty. You can either go cruising and experience the glaciers in their full glory and experience the vastness of the oceans or simply stay put near the harbour and take pictures of the amazing scenery.

The views here are truly breathtaking. You can have a pretty date night on the cruise while you have fancy dinner and stargaze at night or just go with your friends to grab a bite!

Whatever reason you go for we can assure that the beauty and serenity of this place won’t leave you r heart and soul filled with joy.

Fishing at the Bear lake

Bear lake
Andrew F. Kazmierski / Shutterstock.com


Get the most elegant and beautiful experience of boating and fishing at the bear lake in Seward. You can Kayak, play in the water with your friends and family, swim, boat, go fishing and do whatever you heart craves at this beautiful lake.

The lake is a great place for sight-seeing and clicking beautiful and aesthetic pictures of yourself and the environment. You can also spot some brown and black bears around the lake, making it an all the way more better experience.

A helicopter ride at the Seward helicopter tours

Seward helicopter tours
Nikki Gensert / Shutterstock.com


This is the most adventurous and breathtaking activity you would probably be performing in Seward. This beautiful centre situated in the middle of the mountains provides great helicopter tours for you to fly above the mountains and gaze around the most breathtaking views of the hills ad glaciers.

This is the same place where can also watch the dog-sled races to entertain yourself while waiting got your turn to roam around in the helicopter.

We promise you that this would be the best experience for you in this city. You can land near to an iceberg and see some beautiful fishes in the crystal clear lakes. This helicopter rise would definitely not fail to amuse you and fill your heart and soul with positivity and beauty.

Rafting at the Resurrection River

Resurrection River
nodrama_Ilama / Shutterstock.com


One of the most amazing water sports you can indulge in not just in Seward but elsewhere around the world is river-rafting. The squeaky and light-weight boating sailing through the sea beating the waves while drizzling water fills your heart with joy is something unmissable.

This lake is a beautiful place for sight-seeing, hanging around, just enjoying the beauty and cold of the glaciers or even indulging in water sports like rafting. The views are truly amazing and we definitely recommend=d you to pay a visit to the resurrection rives i you are in or around Seward.

Marathon racing at Mount Marathon

Mount Marathon
Adam Kenneth Campbell / Shutterstock.com


As humorous as it sounds, it is true! This beautiful mountain called the Mount marathon is a very fun place to be. This spot has various marathons held every year just for fun and games.

You would be lucky if you visit that time of the year and are able to witness or participate in the marathon. But the races are not the only thing about this place, you can also climb to the top and watch the beautiful pink sunset while having a cute little picnic on the grass with your friends or family.

It is a very scenic and alluring place to be at, and truly warms the heart with its magnificence. This place is a must-visit if you are a sucker for mountains and beautiful views.

Camping at the waterfront park


Are you a fan of camping and exploring the scary woods at night? If you answered with a yes then Seward got you covered! This waterfront park is the perfect place for camping at night in the woods and getting a firsthand experience of the wild animals.

This park is situated right in front of a beautiful lake and has all the way more beautiful scenery inside it. Full of greenery and serenity, this park is the perfect place for picnics, bird watching, watching some wild animals or simply for hanging around and spending time with you.

It is a full package as it comes with not only scenery, but various activities like fishing, camping, hiking etc. The site is clean and well-maintained and also has snacks and coffee available to satisfy your hunger. This beautiful park is a must-visit for a wholesome experience.

Kayaking at the adventure sixty north

Kayaking in Seward
Ventu Photo / Shutterstock.com


This is the only place is Seward that can give you the experience of kayaking in the winter sea. You can learn about the history and significance of the city in this place.

From experiencing the spectacular Bridal veils falls to going kayaking in the winter sea, this place is going to blow your mind with its beauty.

You can explore the beach, enjoy some hot drinks by the beach, have a cute little picnic or simply watch the sun colour the sky with shades of pink and purple by the sunset. You should not miss this adventurous place if you are in or around Steward.

Tonsina Point

Spooky trees on Tonsina Point
Eivor Kuchta / Shutterstock.com


This all in one adventure camp is a great place to visit if you want to get the experience of it all without travelling all day. The Tonsina point is famous for its amazing scenery, lakeside, glacier, fishes, camping and what not.

It is a well-maintained trail where you can go walking, riding your bike, have a picnic, go sightseeing or just walk your dog. The vibes of the place are very wholesome and positive and you can get to experience the snow in winters as well.

You can play around, go for a swim if the water temperature is warm enough, or go kayaking. Overall, it is a very serene and pretty place to experience it all.

Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Centre

Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Centre
Wangkun Jia / Shutterstock.com


This is yet another glacier with amazing views, lake and various other assets for yo to enjoy. You can go boating here and enjoy the cold air or simply stay put near the lake and has some time by you.

This is a great place to take time out of the daily hassles of a monotonous big town city life. This is an amazing place for just chilling around and visiting with your family and kids.

This is the place where you can view the whales and all other sea animals as much as you want. From starfishes to dolphin to big whales, this glacier got you covered! This place is full of sea animals and beauty of nature.

The peaks are snow0capped and the weather is really pretty. It is a perfect place to hang around and have the time of your life. You can take as many pictures of yourself and the scenery as much as you want; it is truly going to be an amazing experience.

Caines Head Trailhead


This trail in Seward is yet another trail in the middle of the mountains with breathtaking views that holds in its heart a warm and amazing experience for you and your family.

This trail is well-maintained and is a great trail to walk or jog on. You can also have picnics with the yummiest of food here, all the while enjoying the scenic beauty and calm air of the place.

The place also has a map for you to locate all the spots you are looking for. A great place to visit if you like hiking!

Visit the St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Gillfoto from Juneau, Alaska, United States, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Visit this beautiful church in the city and attain some peace. It is a great place to pay a visit if you are a spiritual person. The church is beautiful and you must definitely explore the places in and around here!

Experience the Lowell Creek Waterfall

This is a very beautiful place in Seward with the most beautiful waterfall and you must definitely pay a visit if you are a sucker for waterfalls. The beauty of this place is going to take your breath away. It is a great spot for just hanging around and having some quality time. It is a great place for taking pictures and making beautiful memories.

By now, we're almost 100% affirmative that you are mesmerized by the beauty and serenity that this city beholds. With the most beautiful of glaciers and mountains, to the calmest oceans, with whales and dolphins to colourful chirping birds, from historic monuments to modern day amenities, Steward in Alaska has got it all!

Explore the unexplored Seward


This one is vague, but only in this vagueness would you really be able to explore the city. The city is very beautiful with extremely breathtaking views, and you must definitely explore the trails, lakes, and glaciers and you only be able to truly find the peace and calm if you have the heart for it.

So wear your adventure shoes on, and go on an exploring mission to discover the unknown of the Seward city.

So what are you waiting for? Plan a vacation to this beautiful and charming city in the United States, today!