Sandwiched between Mount Marathon and the glistening waters of Resurrection bay, this scenic city is surrounded by lush rain forests and is easily accessible from Anchorage. This vast surrounding wilderness makes Seward an ideal base for kayaking, hiking, fishing, whale-watching and glacier-viewing excursions. It also serves as the gateway to the impressive Kenai Fjords National Park which offers exceptionally scenic landscapes and a remarkable variety of unusual marine wildlife. Many visitors take a day cruise along the coast south of Seward to watch glaciers calve into the sea and to spot seals, sea lions and whales. More adventurous travellers can rent a kayak and spend their afternoons paddling among sea otters and their nights gazing at glaciers. This small, sparsely populated, 21.5-square-mile city, is the perfect place to call home for a few days while you explore all of the breathtaking natural wonders that this stunning wilderness area has to offer.