Destination guide

Sea-ing is believing in Seward, Alaska

Get up close and personal with glaciers in Seward, Alaska. The gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward is a charming port city in Southern Alaska. It's renowned for its stunning mountainous setting and crystal clear fjords, and is a popular place for spotting whales and porpoise. A Seward vacation rental is the ideal base for your Kenai Fjords getaway, while the national park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, with ice fishing, kayaking and boat tours on offer. It's also known for its music and arts festivals, SeaLife Center, and cool local bars and fish restaurants.

Things to do

Sea-ing is believing at Seward's main attractions

Seward's biggest draw is the Kenai Fjords National Park. Book a Seward vacation rental in the heart of town and have the park's many hiking trails and glaciers right on your doorstep. Another big attraction is the Alaska SeaLife Center, where you can get up close and personal with a variety of fascinating sea life, from gossamer jellyfish, sea lions and puffins. Don't miss the outdoor terrace where you can watch salmon climb up the fish ladder. The Seward Museum is a must for history buff. It has a host of fascinating historic artifacts, plus a scavenger hunt for children.


Af-fjordable fun vacations in Seward

There's no escaping it, Seward is an absolute delight for all outdoors enthusiasts. Flanked by mountains and the sparkling bay, Seward is best known as the gateway city to Kenai Fjords National Park. It's a big draw for water enthusiasts, and offers various kayaking, sailing and fishing excursions. If you prefer to keep your toes dry, try hiking and mountain biking through the mountainous peaks. If you're more into relaxing than adrenaline-charged sports, then kick back on a whale-watching and wildlife cruise, where you could spot humpback whales, orcas and sea otters, as well as Alaska's famous glaciers in action.


Northern Light up your life in Seward

Alaska's far north location means it sees long summer days, with sometimes up to 19 hours of sunshine, and crisp winters with short days and plenty of the white stuff. While it's an attractive destination all year round, the busiest time to visit is between June and August. The days are long, mostly sunny, and dry with temperatures reaching 80 degrees, and Seward vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. December to March is another popular time. The mercury drops below freezing and the chance of snow is high, plus there's a better chance of spotting the Northern Lights.

Natural features

The bear necessities of life - hiking through the Fjords

Overlooking Resurrection Bay, the charming seaport of Seward is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Mount Marathon, the Kenai Fjords National Park offers some of the most scenic hiking trails in Alaska. The Exit Glacier is the only one in the park that can be reached by road. It offers several well-maintained trails, including the popular Harding Icefield Trail which winds through wildflower-strewn meadows and icy peaks. In the summer, you may spot black bear, moose or gray wolf, while in winter there's a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Seward

Fly into Chenega, AK (NCN-Chenega Bay), the closest airport, located 49.7 mi (80.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Seward, AK?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 147 vacation rentals around Seward. From 43 cabin rentals to 47 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Seward?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Seward. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Alaska SeaLife Center: 133 vacation rentals
  • Seward Museum: 133 vacation rentals
  • Mount Marathon: 133 vacation rentals
  • Bear Glacier: 126 vacation rentals
  • Resurrection Bay: 122 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Seward listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Seward?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 43 Cabins in Seward. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Seward include:

  • Houses: 47 rentals available
  • Cottages: 43 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 34 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Seward?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Seward. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.