Seward is flanked on one side by rugged mountains and to the other side by the sparkling Resurrection Bay. It houses a quaint downtown area and is small enough for you to walk to most of the attractions such as the Alaska SeaLife Centre.

The city also serves as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park which was created in 1980. The Kenai Fjords spread over 587,000 acres and is crowned by the massive Harding Ice Field from which countless tidewater glaciers pour down into the coastal fjords. With its impressive landscapes and an abundance of marine wildlife this is a must see when staying in Seward.

Many visitors choose to take a day cruise along the coast south of Seward to watch glaciers carve into the sea and spot seals, sea lions and whales. Another popular attraction in Kenai Fjords National Park is Exit Glacier which lies just north of the town. This road-accessible glacier offers an impressive up-close view of the glacier along with information and hiking trails.