This is a small town on the Kenai Peninsula which is where the Kenai Fjords National Park is. It was the historic home of the Iditarod Trail and has a marker for the 0 mile start of the race. It sits beautifully on Resurrection Bay a deep water port in Alaska and is backed up by mountains.
This wall on a building in downtown has pretty much the history of Seward on it’s wall. The town is named after the Secretary of State who fought for the purchase of Alaska. It was completely changed with the Good Friday Earthquake in 1964 by the tsunami which devastated the area and killed a number of people here.
What a treat to have the ocean as your front porch and the mountains as your back porch. It is quite an active town due to the ocean liners that arrive and drop off and pick up passengers. The design of the buildings gives it that frontier town look, but don’t be deceived. It is certainly a modern town as well.
You will find a large variety of art and artists here. Great restaurants sometimes give off the air of being your neighborhood hang out, and then the first class food arrives at your table and you know this must be a fine dining establishment.