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Seward, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Seward.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Seward ...

Seward is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Seward and not the distance if driven.<1>

Community   DirectionDistance
Bear Creek   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chenega Bay   [Map]     E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Cooper Landing   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Crown Point   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lawing   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lowell Point   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Moose Pass   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Muskwa Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Primrose   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seward ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Crown Point   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North of Seward   [Map]
Falls   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lawing   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Moose Pass   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Snug Harbor   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seward ...

Looking for more information about Seward? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Seward, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Seward.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Seward.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Seward. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Seward Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Seward

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Seward ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Seward.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>  NFDC<3>
Seward Airport(SRD/PAWD)   [Map]   SWD   NE   Less than 2 miles
Lawing Airport   [Map]   9Z9   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Quartz Creek Airport   [Map]   JLA   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Seward.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Seward. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   WSW   77 miles [123.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   WNW   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Seward Airport(SRD/PAWD)   [Map]   SWD   NE   Less than 2 miles
Lawing Airport   [Map]   9Z9   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Quartz Creek Airport   [Map]   JLA   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Seward Airport   (SRD/PAWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chenega Bay Airport   (NCN/PFCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Seward: www.sewardak.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Seward. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seward) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Seward. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seward

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seward. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.1105, Longitude: -149.4422     [Map].

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<2>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<3>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Seward), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seward.