A deceptively long drive down the Seward Highway from Anchorage leads you to the city of Seward. Seward is a city on the Kenai Penninsula and has about 3,000 residents.
Seward, named for President Lincoln's Secretary of State William H. Seward, is the access point for Kenai Fjords National Park. Tours of the park via boat will often result in abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. Nearby Exit Glacier is easy to access via a short hike from a parking lot.
Seward is the home of The Alaska SeaLife Center, which was funded largely from settlement funds in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.