"Scenic Seward" Top 5 Page for this destination Seward by PA2AKgirl
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More often than not, if you want to visit a place in Alaska, you have to use the one mode of transportation that gets you there. If it's a road, that's very lucky. If it's commercial air service, it's usually expensive. Well, Seward can be reached by multiple modes of transportation available in Alaska--the railroad, the highway (through rental car or even bus service), chartered boats and planes, and through commerical service. It's quite unique in that way and it's also pretty close to Anchorage with direct access on the Seward highway, so visiting is simple.
It takes a couple hours to reach Seward from Anchorage--more if you stop to take pictures or view the wildlife along the way--and the entire drive is beautiful. I think the train ride is something like 4 hours. Once you get to Seward, it's not so much about saying you made it there (as it is with some other Alaskan towns) but it's about choosing what to do first. There's lots of places to eat, museums, wildlife viewing, hiking, Kenai Fjords National Park, fishing, boating, shopping, coffee houses and bars.
I like Seward even more like I like Homer. Homer has the dramatic view of Kachemak Bay when you're getting into town, it's larger and has the insane amount of eagles down on the spit. But Seward reminds me a little more of Sitka and I've been looking for a substitute up here. The whole atmosphere is similar. From the rain to sincerity of the people, it feels like the home I knew in Southeast Alaska from the moment I walked inside the first business.
- Pros:A wonderful escape from the city life of Anchorage
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