Seward, a few hours south of Anchorage, is a common port-of-call for the cruise lines. It has the fantastic Alaska SeaLife Center, both interesting and educational. Here’s a tip – You can call the SeaLife Center and ask them when the cruise ships are coming. You probably don’t want to visit SeaLife when there’s a ship in port.
The city-run campground, right on the waterfront is a lovely place for tent camping or RV parking. Nearby is the Exit Glacier (shown above) which has two different trails. The upper viewpoint is a much more challenging hike.
Seward likes to bill itself as the Mural Capital of Alaska. Every year, they sponsor another mural on their streets about all things Alaska. We had a fun time one rainy day trying to find all of the murals. I don’t think we succeeded in photographing all of them, but here’s what we saw