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Summer visitors are drawn to Seward by a seemingly endless list of tours, cruises and activities, as well as a great selection of comfortable hotels and cozy lodges. By far the most popular trip is a day cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park. Abundant marine wildlife and awesome glaciers make this an Alaska cruise you do not want to miss. Other list toppers include a stop at Exit Glacier, kayaking and a visit to the 52 million dollar Alaska Sealife Center. Seward is also world famous for its salmon and halibut fishing.

Your best advice for booking Seward hotels for the summer is to start early. Accommodations fill up quickly during the peak season from mid June to late August. Lodging options run the gamut from hotels and lodges to motels and bed and breakfasts. Expect to pay $179 to $199 for a nice room peak season. Our first choice for Seward lodging is always the fabulous Seward Windsong Lodge. The lodge is Seward's finest fully service hotel and offers first class facilities and great values as well. The Seward Windsong Lodge is located on the edge of town in a forested setting with river and mountain views. For a nice place in town, the best option is the Edgewater Seward Hotel. The Edgewater is Seward's newest hotel and is located just across the street from the Alaska Sealife Center, and beautiful Resurrection Bay. The town hosts the Seward silver salmon derby in early to mid August, and has one of the largest forth of July celebrations in the state, compete with fireworks under the midnight sun and a running race up 3,000 foot Mt. Marathon. Hotel rooms can be scarce during these events so you will need to make to reservations well in advance.

People usually reach Seward by rental car, bus line, cruise ship or via the Alaska railroad. Most national rental car agencies are available in Anchorage, and most visitors rent their vehicles at or near the Anchorage airport. Selection is more limited if you need to pick up or drop off a vehicle in Seward, your best bet in that case is Hertz of Seward. The Park Connection Alaska bus line offers two trips each day between Anchorage and Seward, and they offer connecting service through to Talkeetna and Denali National Park. Each year more and more people arrive and depart Seward by cruise ship. A number of the major cruise lines offer seven-day, one-way Alaska cruises between Seward and Vancouver, BC. The Alaska Railroad also offers daily summer service between Anchorage and Seward, and many consider this segment to be the most scenic train trip in the state. The highway to Seward is a national scenic byway as well, so we often recommend traveling one direction by rail and the other by bus.

Save a few days for Seward in your Alaska travel plans, your stay in Seward could easily by the highlight of your Alaska vacation!

Get more information on Seward from Alaska Tour and Travel. See also the national park service kenai fjords home page.

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