Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Road Trip Alaska: Seward

When our Spring Break plans to visit Austin were stymied by sold-out flights I convinced TH to head out on an Alaskan road trip. Seward is one of our favorite locations in the summer; I had no idea that I would like it so much more in the shoulder season. My last post was about the perks of visiting Alaska in the winter, and our trip to Seward further cemented my thesis that Alaska is not just a summer destination.


seward


To begin, the drive along the Seward Highway is so much more stunning without the summer RV congestion. The mountains are still topped with snow and the icy water, golden grass, and frozen waterfalls are an interesting contrast to the normally green route.


dead trees


icy water

If you are fortunate enough to hit Seward on a sunny day, I guarantee that you will be in awe of the little town that is straddled on three sides by white peaks and Resurrection Bay on the fourth.


Seward beach


If you can pull yourself away from the majestic beach views, you can find plenty of entertainment. A few suggestions for you:


  • Visit the Seward SeaLife Center, to enjoy the antics of the creatures that call the waters of the bay home. 



touch tank


seal watching



  • Check out the (pink tiled!) museum and library.


seward museum



  • Hike! There are a number of trails that can still be completed in the winter, provided it's not a big snow year.



lost lake
Lost Lake Trail 



  • Warm up in a cute coffee shop.



Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery 

  • Eat amazing seafood. More on that in my next post: to be continued....


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