Ah Alaska! Just the sound of it makes me feel woodsy and serene. I truly believe in traveling to new places to see and experience new sights and sounds and bring back new perspectives that you only gain from traveling. Seward is nestled south of Anchorage in Resurrection Bay. I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty at all angles of the town and the bay and the many things there are to do there.
WHERE WE STAYED IN SEWARD
Millane’s Serenity by the Sea Cabins| serentitybytheseacabins.com
This cozy nook has three cabins that are available to rent for all sizes of groups. We had a group of 6 because two friends were meeting us there. Our cabin had a loft with two twins, a bedroom with a queen bed and a pull-out futon. There was a small kitchen and one bathroom. Although it was a little small, we enjoyed the cosiness of it and weren’t inside for long because just down the road was Resurrection Bay with kayakers, boaters and fisherman to watch.
WHAT WE ATE IN SEWARD
Apollo Restaurant was our first meal in Seward and it did not disappoint! We enjoyed two large pizzas that we shared and mozzarella sticks as an appetizer.
Chinooks was our splurge dinner in Seward was at Chinooks and the food was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The guys ordered oysters as an appetizer and the ladies enjoyed delicious bread while we waited for the main course. Of course we had to order seafood! Salmon, halibut and dessert was on the docket for us and we all left feeling very full and happy!
The Cookery specializes in fresh oysters caught right in Resurrection Bay! The guys were very into finding oysters during this trip so of course we had to give The Cookery a try. They did not disappoint! They are soaked in a delicious buttery, wine sauce with hints of garlic and taste amazing as a meal or an appetizer.
WHAT WE DID IN SEWARD
Pulling in to Seward and walking onto the Harbor is one of my favorite views ever. The dock overlooks magnificent Resurrection Bay with giant 19,000 foot peaks right in front of us. Seagulls and puffins are flying around and small fishing boats are waiting in the dock. The air is crisp and cool and the wind is blowing slightly. Allysa kindly bought us hot chocolate which made that moment so perfect.
Deep Sea Fishing was the main goal of Cody and Kolter. They headed out bright and early our first morning with a boat charter to catch salmon & halibut. No luck with those two types due to weather but they did come back with Rock Bass.
While the guys were fishing, the ladies went on an amazing Whale Watch. A small ship chartered us about an hour away into Resurrection Bay and wow did we see whales! We saw humpbacks, orcas, dolphins, otters, and so many more amazing animals!
MORE TO DO IN SEWARD
Watching the fishing boats come in was one of our favorite late-afternoon activities. It was so fun to see the boats come in and hang up their catch of the day and have it measured and then packaged away for the fisherman to ship back home.
Exit Glacier is a great afternoon or morning hike that delivers incredible views. We were shocked at how much the glacier has receded since 2005. It was eye-opening to see the effects of warmer climates. This glacier doesn’t allow you to walk on it but it does let you go down below and feel the icy water and take a sip of fresh glacier water.
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