Easily find RV rentals of all sizes, including travel trailers, RVs and campervans, near Seward, Alaska. You can choose between units housing three people to units housing as many as ten. Venture, Winnebago, Fleetwood and more great brands are available within 100 miles of Seward. Many of the campers give you the ability to be self-contained and are pet-friendly. Campers with five-star reviews are available for between $125 to $400 per night.
The list of attractions near Seward, Alaska, is full of exciting activities, including:
Located on Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska, was founded in 1912, and it is named after William Seward, who was President Lincoln’s secretary of state. Development occurred rapidly after the Alaska Railroad arrived in 1915. A devastating earthquake hit the area in 1964, killing many and destroying numerous buildings. The city remains an important supply point today because of its ice-free harbor. About 2,800 people live in this community.
In addition to Kenai Fjords National Park which is just 12 miles from Seward, you will want to explore Lowell Point State Recreation Site, where you can go hiking along the 4.5-mile coastal trail and Sandspit Point State Marine Park, which is a great place to go kayaking. There are many other activities you will want to do in this area, including the Seward Community Library and Museum, which occupies the first floor of the public library and contains many historical artifacts. The library is located on the second floor of this prominent building. Waterfront Park is a great place to see many different types of boats, including commercial fishing boats, and it has an exciting skate park. You will also want to bike from Waterfront Park to the historic downtown area.
There are many great restaurants in Seward, and you can find many types of cuisine available. Many of the restaurants in Seward feature locally caught seafood, like oysters and salmon, but there are plenty of other options available. Numerous restaurants serve vegetarian options or can accommodate special requests. Most Seward restaurants prepare the food from scratch when you order it, so you may find the wait a little longer than usual. Start your day with a fabulous crepe at the cozy Le Barn Appetit Inn & Creperie. Consider heading to The Cookery to dine on oysters while enjoying a delicious drink. While you may not instantly connect Thai cuisine and Seward, you will not want to miss dining at Woody’s Thai Kitchen. Other great places to dine in Seward include:
Seward’s location on the Kenai Peninsula is a great place to start exploring other nearby towns, including:
Kenai Fjords National Park is only 12 miles south of Seward. Check with the park’s office to see what special programming park rangers are offering during your visit. Hop aboard a sightseeing boat to see the Kenai Fjords. Bring your binoculars so that you can see wildlife better as you cruise along. You may also want to rent a kayak and explore this area on your own. Go for a hike on Exit Glacier, which is the only glacier in this park accessible by RV. Learn more about this area’s ecology by stopping at the Exit Glacier Nature Center. Then, set out for a firsthand view by hiking along the 8.5-mile Harding Icefield Trail.
There are at least three state outdoor recreational facilities that you will want to visit near Seward. Lowell Point State Recreation Area is a fantastic place to see sea otters and Steller sea lions, and the salt marsh is a great place to see common murres, cormorants, kittiwakes and gulls. Bring your rainbow trout fishing gear, and head to Scout Lake State Recreation Site to catch some fish and enjoy a picnic lunch. Morgan's Landing State Recreation Area is a terrific place to see moose, caribou, wolves and bears in their natural habitat, along with fishing in the Kenai River.
While in Seward, you will want to visit the Benny Benson Memorial. This park is a memorial to Benny Benson, who designed Alaska’s state flag when he was only 13 years old. You will also want to explore the Good Friday Earthquake Memorial, which includes wooden carvings, paying tribute to the 143 people who lost their lives when a 9.3-magnitude earthquake hit this area on Good Friday in 1964. You may also want to see the Mile Zero: Prospector and Dog Statue, which is a large statue of a gold miner with his dog.
Festivals and activities are held throughout the year in Seward. Festivities start with the January Polar Bear Jump and end with the Holiday Art and Craft Fair in December. July is a great festival month, starting with this city’s July 4th celebration and including the Mount Marathon Run. In September, you may also want to visit the Seward Music and Arts Festival and help support the Alaska SeaLife Center by attending the Beers by the Bay in November.
Kayaking is a popular activity, so consider heading to the cliffs of Fox Island or the Tonsina Point for a paddling adventure alongside sea otters while bald eagles fly overhead. There are at least 29 hiking trails in this area, including the 13.5-mile Lost Lake Trail, where you can often watch the fog roll in from the ocean as you hike through the forest, and the Mt. Marathon Hiker’s Trail, which provides stunning views of the area from its summit. You can go diving from the shore directly behind the Alaska SeaLife Center. Many come to the Seward area to go fly-fishing on the Kenai River while others go on saltwater chartered fishing expeditions.
Around the Kenai Peninsula, you can find many beautiful campgrounds. Located about 2.5 miles down a dirt road, Miller’s Landing Campground offers oceanfront camping, and you can choose between full hookups and primitive campsites. Seward KOA Journey offers camping within walking distance of Exit Glacier and the downtown area. Another fantastic choice is Twin Lakes Lodge and RV, where you can often see wildlife, including bears, right from your campsite.
The city operates a municipal RV dump site across from Marathon Campground near downtown Seward. Additionally, you can find RV dump sites at Bear Creek RV Park, Creekside RV Park & Motel, Crown Point Lodge, and Kenai Lake Resort. There is also a dump site at Seward Small Boat Harbor and at the Tesoro.
There are many RV storage facilities in the Seward area. One of the most highly rated is Schiff’s RV and Boat Storage, where they even keep snow off RVs in the winter. Contact them for a quote about their fenced parking lot storage facility. The Storage Option also offers great RV storage with on-site security. Prices start at $169 per month for covered storage and $85 per month for open storage.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Seward, AK, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Seward?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Seward from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Seward?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.