Homer, AK

Travel Guide
Homer which includes a pebble beach, a bay or harbor and mountains
Nicknamed the “Halibut Capital of the World,” this Alaskan town also has splendid arts, wildlife and outdoor recreation activities.

Whether you’re already skilled at game fishing or want to try it for the first time, head to Homer, where the halibut are abundant and salmon are present year-round. Come for the fishing and stay for other cultural and outdoor experiences.

Begin your visit with a flight-seeing tour of this area on the Kenai Peninsula. From your aerial vantage point, look down on the mountains, forest, waters and glaciers that make Homer a recreational wonderland.

Kayak or sail off the Spit, a narrow 4.5-mile (7-kilometer) strip of land jutting into the bay. Take a water taxi across the bay to the very large Kachemak Bay State Park, where you can camp, view glaciers, hike on more than 80 miles (130 kilometers) of backcountry trails and look for wildlife. Moose, bears, goats, wolves and coyotes inhabit the lands, while birds fly overhead and marine animals swim just offshore.

Homer is a primary starting point to access the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Look for puffins and auklets, including some rare species. See whales and otters cavorting in the waters.

Throughout the year, fish in Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet and the stocked Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. Enter the summer halibut derby for a chance to win prizes for your big fish. In March, join the King Salmon Tournament.

Watch musical and dramatic stage performances at the Pier One Theatre or see the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at the Mariner Theatre. On the first Friday of the month, many of Homer’s numerous art galleries offer the opportunity to meet the artists. Visit the outstanding Pratt Museum, which features arts, science and culture, with lectures and educational and community events throughout the year.

Drive to Homer from Anchorage in about 4 hours along a scenic highway through the Chugach National Forest and along the Alaska Gulf coastline. Alternatively, fly to Homer Airport or cruise along the Alaska Marine Highway. Rent a car or bike to get around the area once you have arrived.

Land's End Resort
Land's End Resort
3 out of 5
4786 Homer Spit Road, Homer, AK, 99603
The price is $75 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$75
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Homer. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Did have intoxicated neighbor who was loud but only lasted 15 minutes"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Land's End Resort
Best Western Bidarka Inn
Best Western Bidarka Inn
2.5 out of 5
575 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK, 99603
The price is $100 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
$100
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Homer. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (487 reviews)
"Perfect location and very reasonable price"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Best Western Bidarka Inn
Beluga Lake Lodge
Beluga Lake Lodge
2 out of 5
204 Ocean Dr. Loop, Homer, AK, 99603
The price is $91 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
$91
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
Stay at this lodge in Homer. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (336 reviews)
"Very comfortable and good location for the price."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Beluga Lake Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Alaskan Suites
Alaskan Suites
2.5 out of 5
3255 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK, 99603
Stay at this cabin in Homer. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (97 reviews)
"Picture didn’t do this place Justice. The property is hidden gem, will be coming back for sure!"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

Alaskan Suites
Glacier View Getaway on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
Glacier View Getaway on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
Homer, AK
Stay at this beach cabin in Homer. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attraction Humpy ...
5/5 Exceptional! (116 reviews)
Semper Fi
"Views are incomparable, Catkin and her husband are very helpful/friendly, and the cabin is just what you would picture in Alaska. Truly enjoyed our stay and hope to return one day!"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Glacier View Getaway on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
Alaska Adventure Cabins
Alaska Adventure Cabins
3.5 out of 5
2525 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK, 99603
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly cabin in Homer. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
"If there was heaven on earth, this would be it. From the scenery on the drive in, to the glorious vista out the windows of the dovetail lodge, to the immaculate furnishings and homemade touches, this was so beyond my expectations!! I immediately knew I’d made a mistake, and I should have scheduled ..."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Alaska Adventure Cabins
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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