Our Top Nine Reasons Seward is Not-to-Miss this Winter!

Shorter Days Mean Longer Sunrises & Sunsets!

During the winter months the sun is lower on the horizon, which means long hours of absolutely amazing light.  Winter in Seward is a photographer's, whether you're an expert or a novice.

Hiking, Biking and Skiing the Trails, Mountains & Roads !

There are so many options to get out and explore!  Exit Glacier Road is closed to vehicular traffic in the winter, but it is open to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow biking, snowmobiles and mushing teams.  Visit Kenai Fjords National Park in a way very few people see it, covered in winter snows!

Many of the trails located between Seward and Moose Pass are great for winter snowshoeing or cross country skiing, and the Seward Nordic Ski Club even grooms trails at Divide Ski Area (Mile 12) and at the Trail River Campground.   Most trails will allow dogs, so you can get out and explore with your favorite furry friends!

Take a stroll along our Beaches, Boat harbor or Streets!

Walk our waterfront path, explore the side streets of Seward, explore Lowell Point Beach or meander the docks of Seward's Small Boat Harbor.  Fresh snow really brings out the beauty of Seward!

Stay Warm While You Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center!

The ASLC is the perfect hideaway for chilly days!  Best yet, every Wednesday is 'Free-zing Wednesday' and entry is free for Alaska Residents.  The ASLC is open daily from 12pm - 5pm.

Visit Local Shops & Restaurants for Holiday Shopping!

Seward has a ton of local stores, art galleries, restaurants, a unique library/museum and beautiful decorations over the holidays.  Sip coffee in a historic church, peruse handmade jewelry, relax with a massage or pedicure and enjoy fresh fish or oysters over lunch. 

Get Out and Explore Resurrection Bay!

Did you know you can kayak or take a boat tour all winter long?  Sea kayaking in Resurrection Bay on calm winter days can be a really special experience!  If a motorized experience is more your speed take a boat tour through Resurrection Bay looking for orcas and eagles.  Check out our winter activities page for more info!

See Brave Souls Jump into Resurrection Bay...in January!

Each year Seward hosts the Polar Bear Jump into Seward's Small Boat Harbor to raise money for the American Heart Association.  Watch hundreds of brave (crazy?!), costumed folks jump off the docks to raise awareness and funds.  The weekend long event includes the Jump, a parade, quilt show, soup and steak feeds, winter carnival and turkey bowling!  

Take in a Friday Night Movie...for $2!

Seward is lucky enough to have the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series hosting pre-CD release movies every Friday.  The early film is a family friendly flick, while the later showing tends to be a more adult oriented film.  Each movie is only $2.00 and popcorn, candy, snacks and drinks are only $1.00 each!  

Or, Just Cozy Up in Your Cabin!

Sleep in, watch a movie and sip hot chocolate while cuddled up with your family.  Don't forget to bring your four-legged cuddle buddy!  

Are YOU Ready for a Winter Visit to Seward?

Head to the comment section below and tell us what you plan to do with your winter visit to Seward!

Winter Fun in Seward - December 1st

Every year we're lucky enough to experience one of the most fun family events in the winter.  Early in December Santa magically appears in a fire truck and lights the Alaska Sea Life Center community tree.    

The tree lighting is followed by an evening of hot cocoa, cookie decorating and photos with Santa in the Alaska Sea Life Center, all for free!!  Next event, Seward Holiday Craft and Art Bazaar!!

Honeymooners!

“Honeymoon in July 2016”    Reviewed 3 days ago NEW    Great cozy getaway for two! We used this rental for our honeymoon and it was a great place to stay while checking out all the great outdoor opportunities of Seward. The cabins are close together but that doesn't detract from the seclusion that you'll feel.   Stayed July 2016, traveled as a couple     https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60873-d1490513-r401511587-Millane_s_Serenity_by_the_Sea_Cabins-Seward_Alaska.html#

“Honeymoon in July 2016”

Reviewed 3 days agoNEW

Great cozy getaway for two! We used this rental for our honeymoon and it was a great place to stay while checking out all the great outdoor opportunities of Seward. The cabins are close together but that doesn't detract from the seclusion that you'll feel.

Stayed July 2016, traveled as a couple


https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60873-d1490513-r401511587-Millane_s_Serenity_by_the_Sea_Cabins-Seward_Alaska.html#

What do Our Guests Say?

Must Stay Here!!!!”

Reviewed 2 days agoNEW

The only negative I can share about this place is that we didn't stay long enough! It was an incredible place to stay to allow for an experience in Seward. We took a glacier cruise, which is highly recommended, walked the beach, amazing scenery, and went to the souvenir shops. A trip to Alaska would not be complete without staying here!!

Stayed August 2016, traveled with family


https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60873-d1490513-r401511587-Millane_s_Serenity_by_the_Sea_Cabins-Seward_Alaska.html#

Spotlight Business, The Alaska Sealife Center

The Alaska Sealife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center will continue its focus on marine research. As our world, and more specifically the North Pacific, faces dramatic changes caused by environmental factors and human components, the Alaska SeaLife Center will continue to be instrumental in understanding and developing ways to maintain marine ecosystems.

Stop in and see the animals, learn about the Stellar Sea Lions, the Harbor Seals, Harlequin Ducks, Common Murres (many people mistake these little ones as penguins, but of course as you know there are no penguins in Alaska), Tufted Puffins and lots more. 

This is a great place to spend the day! 

http://www.alaskasealife.org/

Spotlight Business, Kenai Fjords National Park Service

Kenai Fjords National Park Service

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.

This is a great place to get tons of info. about our area. There is info. about Cruising, Exit Glacier, park info, and much more. 

Check it out. 

Get the low down here http://www.nps.gov/kefj/index.htm


Spotlight Business, Seward Adventure Company

Seward Adventure Company

What an awesome way to see Seward's beauty.

Seward Adventure Company offers bike tours year round. Fat tire bike tours on Resurrection Bay and Mountain bike tours. 

"Every tour is fully guided and includes transportation to and from the trail head, front suspension alloy mountain bike, helmet, snacks, and hydration. 

Find out more here,  http://www.sewardbiketours.com/Alaska_Mountain_Bike_Tours/Home_.html

ibikeak@sewardbiketours.com

907-362-7433  or 907-Do-A-Ride

Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

The Cutest Cabin!

“This is the cutest cabin! It was raining/sleeting/snowing during our stay in Seward, but this cozy, warm cabin made our trip amazing! The cabin is approximately 5 minutes from Seward and is incredibly quiet! We loved staying here and will definitely be back in the summer. I've already recommended it to friends! Stephanie had a welcome sign out for us and the self check-in was incredibly convenient since we got a later start from Anchorage than we intended! ”

Betsy

What a Cute Place!

“What a cute place!! Very easy and host was super responsive. Description of cabin is accurate and it worked out great for us as a small place to crash at the end of our daily adventures. It is only a short drive to town. The area was quiet. It was a huge plus to be able to bring our dogs with us. the check in and check out process could not have been made any easier. Even though the cabin is small we could easily fit 4 people and 2 dogs for sleeping. Highly recommend to anyone needing a place in Seward! ”

Vanessa