The best time to visit Seward is between May and September. The weather in Seward is colder during the winter, with fewer daylight hours. Many businesses are closed during the winter, while most are open in mid-May through mid-September. While rain is more common in the first half of the summer, visitors should plan for it any day of the year. You should bring rain gear in case it does rain, no matter when you visit.
Campgrounds in Seward are available at a number of public use campgrounds. There are RV and tent campsites available, but they are primarily gravel. There are coin-operated showers, but the campground is far from comfortable. Public use cabins in the Chugach National Forest are also available. One of them is located at Aialik Bay, so you can only access it by boat. If you’re staying in an RV, you can stay in the Chugach National Forest.
The most popular free things to do in Seward include hiking. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced hiker, Seward has a trail for everyone. The Exit Glacier loop trail is particularly beautiful and impressive, and is a popular choice among visitors. You can even take a stroll on the waterfront and collect shells. Just be sure to stay away from the slippery algae! If you’re unsure of where to start, check out the Seward hiking website to find out which trails are best for beginners.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet weekend getaway or a fun adventure, a trip to Seward, Alaska is a must. With a scenic backdrop of mountains and glaciers, this small town is the perfect place to experience an authentic Alaskan experience. Seward’s rich history and unique local art will make your trip memorable. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Seward’s many attractions, but we recommend starting your trip with a tour of the Kenai Fjords.
A trip to Seward is not complete without seeing the Exit Glacier. This glacier, located within the Kenai Fjords National Park, is the only part of the park that is accessible by car. You can admire the glacier from a rocky overlook. The hike is eight and a half miles round trip and begins at Exit Glacier Nature Center. This is an ideal day hike in Seward. If you’re traveling with children, try hiking the glaciers.
For dinner, you can try one of the many dining options in the town. Side Street Locals offers delicious food on a food truck. Its sandwiches are creative and use Alaska Reindeer sausage. You can also try their reuben or try Texas barbecue at Firebrand BBQ, which offers covered outdoor seating. Besides BBQ, they also sell breakfast burritos and brisket. If you’re visiting Seward for the first time, try to get there early.
The city is an excellent base for fishing, with its harbor full of charter boats. Fishing charters can be organized to take you out into the waters to catch salmon, halibut, rockfish, and lingcod. Seward’s harbor is the original starting point of the famous iditarod trail, and the town’s thriving population of puffins and whales makes it a popular destination for fishing. In addition to whale watching, you can enjoy a day trip out on a sea kayak to see the magnificent wildlife.