As I compile my research for a possible Alaska road trip, I’m gathering the best of what I’ve learned and compiling it here in the hopes it may be helpful for you too!
No promises (kids – in case you’re reading this) but it’s been made obvious that the top place on their list is Alaska, which is a big trip.
You can get a Seward Visitor’s Guide downloaded directly from their website or you can request a physical copy to be mailed.
Road Trip Notes/Waypoints
- Car Rentals – ABC Alaska Car Rental is a name that’s come up in a few different places, so I’m saving it for later.
- Alaska Public Lands Information Centers has this fantastic Alaska by Road website with a great overview map, wonderful descriptions of scenic drives, and good links to connect with further research. The best Alaska Road Trip info I’ve found to date.
- The Great Alaska Road Trip: Fairbanks to Seward by the Alaska Collection – Saving for some notes. This seems super doable in terms of distance, but awfully fast in terms of how I’d want to visit these locations. It’s also missing a basic map that would make it 5x better.
- Scenic and Savvy has a nice post on scenic stops on the drive from Anchorage to Seward
The Seward.com site has been a great source of information on many topics, but I particularly liked the lodging listings here. You can filter by different types of lodging, and they seem to be a locally-run website focusing on their locally-owned businesses which is a huge plus in our book. The ability to filter by area or amenities (I always want a kitchen, especially for longer stays in colder places!) gave us a wonderful running start.
- Miller’s Landing – With a huge assortment of lodging, camping, cabins, houses & more there seems to be something for everybody here. With great activities departing from
- Salted Roots – These cabins look like a great option for a small family, or for larger families the ability to rent 2 or more cabins offers a big advantage.
- Bear Lake Lodgings – This looks like a great small place for families. One suite has room for 4, and by adding another you can get a small kitchen. There are two additional bedrooms that can get you to 10 total occupants.
- Exit Glacier Lodge – Small lodge with family-friendly rooms and good rates. The location also has a large cabin and a few smaller cabins for rent.
- Miller’s Landing – Hate to double-link somewhere, but the list of tours, fishing charters, water taxis, and the enthusiasm in the TripAdvisor reviews makes it impossible to leave off of this Activities list. The Tonsina Beach Guided Paddle is on my list of things for us to do, whether we stay there or not.