is both a port town and an alpine resort community. Located on beautiful Resurrection Bay on the southeastern side of Kenai Peninsula, Seward is approximately 127 miles from Anchorage, and is one of Alaska’s oldest and most popular scenic towns. More than 300,000 cruise ship passengers arrive in the town each summer and the community depends on the tourist trade, commercial fishing and shipping for its economy. There is a bustling harbor in Seward, and the historic downtown is filled with quaint shops, art galleries and restaurants. Popular attractions in town include the Alaska Sea Life Center, Kenai Fjords National Park and the many awe-inspiring glaciers of the Harding Icefield. Marine wildlife abounds in Seward where it is not uncommon to see humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, seals, killer whales, bald eagles and puffins. Outdoor sports in the area include sailing, kayaking, hiking, sport fishing, and dozens of charters are available for fishing, sightseeing, wildlife and glacier cruises. The weather in Seward is mild with highs in the summer reaching 52 – 62 degrees. It is a maritime climate, so expect some rain. Two big celebrations are held in Seward in the summer, the Mt. Marathon Race on the 4th of July and the Seward Silver Salmon Derby held in August.