Collected by Ann Shields, AFAR Staff
139 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Opened in 2014, this craft brewery produces elegant small batches. Pop in for a peek or a pint. Expect beers like El Jefeweizen Chile Wheat ("lowrider smooth") and Inked Out Stout ("a mosh pit of chocolate, coffee and Delta blues"). A small pub...
411 Port Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Set inside a historic WWII railcar, this joint may just serve the best breakfast in town. Expect blue-collar classics here like biscuits and gravy and chicken-fried steak, alongside frittatas with chorizo. For lunch, load up with Korean-style...
27546 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Opened as the “Kenai Lake Tourist Trap” in 1971, this shop soon focused on crafting exquisite custom cutlery. Shoppers now can choose a blade shape and sheath engraving for a knife or ulu (a native cutting tool). They can also browse among handle...
303 S Harbor St, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Captain Jack's Seafood Locker ships fresh Alaska fish countrywide (via FedEx overnight for freshness). The Grotto—its gift shop—stocks more-durable goods like scarves, candles and darling octopus-patterned Xtratuf boots hand-painted by local...
1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Coho (silver) salmon pack the coastal waters from June through August, peaking for a month starting in mid-July. Rockfish, halibut and lingcod also bow the fishing rods there. Sportfishing charters typically depart around 6:30 a.m. and return...
239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
A perfect rainy-day retreat, this quirky museum features a collection ranging from Russian relics to Iditarod memorabilia and a vintage hair-curling machine. An excellent multimedia exhibit explores the 1964 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The...
420 Ballaine Blvd, Seward, AK 99664, USA
This pleasant coastal park sweeps from the small boat harbor to the Alaska SeaLife Center, encompassing beaches, picnic areas, a skate zone and sites for tents and RVs. Follow the shoreline path from Mile 5 of the Iditarod National Historic Trail...
Seward, AK 99664, USA
Paddle offshore on a short excursion or load into a water taxi for a day trip exploring Caines Head, Fox Island or the Aialik Glacier. Bald eagles often soar overhead: Listen for their distinctive cackle (the majestic shrill associated with...
2001 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Local artists have painted the town with scenes ranging from wildflowers to The Giving Tree and even the senior prom. The Kenai Fjords National Park wall—by the renowned Ed Tussey from Homer—stands out as the most stunning and detailed. Look for...
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