Homer, AK

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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
The price is $69 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Nestled on the beach, this Homer hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kachemak Bay State Park and Homer Harbor. Homer Spit and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (752 reviews)
"Watching the fishing boats right outside your window, close to the beach to walk, seen otters, eagle's and sea birds just right outside your room"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Land's End Resort
Best Western Bidarka Inn
Best Western Bidarka Inn
2.5 out of 5
575 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK
The price is $90 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pratt Museum and Bunnell Street Arts Center. Bunnell Street Gallery and Alaska Islands and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (370 reviews)
"Breakfast was awesome"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Best Western Bidarka Inn
Aspen Suites Hotel Homer
Aspen Suites Hotel Homer
2.5 out of 5
91 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $143 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Situated in Homer, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, Bunnell Street Arts Center, and Homer Public Library. Ptarmigan ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (138 reviews)
"Room was spacious and comfortable"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Aspen Suites Hotel Homer
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.
Glacier View Cabins
Glacier View Cabins
2.5 out of 5
PO Box 404, 59565 East End Road, Homer, AK
The price is $80 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
Situated in Homer, this cabin is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead and within 6 mi (10 km) of Homer Spit and Center for Alaskan Coastal ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (234 reviews)
"We loved that there was dishes, pots, and plenty of coffee that were available to us! It gave us the option to stay in and it! It was clean and felt like home away from home! The view was incredible! We enjoyed our stay so much we decided to extend it and stay another night! Would highly recommend ..."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Glacier View Cabins
Incredible View, Privacy & Private hot tub!
Incredible View, Privacy & Private hot tub!
Homer, AK
Situated in Homer, this romantic cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Baycrest Trailhead and Rogers Loop Trailhead. Diamond Creek State Recreation Area is 1.5 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Private with Stunning View
"Four of us stayed here and found a lot of thought went in to providing guests with excellent kitchen tools and appliances. Everything we needed and then some was found in the kitchen. Home was very clean with comfortable beds. The view is stunning with a feeling of staying in a secluded, private ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Incredible View, Privacy & Private hot tub!
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
This Homer cabin is on the beach, 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Kachemak Bay State Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Homer Spit and Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (102 reviews)
Gorgeous
"The most amazing views! Definitely worth a stay just for that, but the house was well stocked, clean and Catkin was extremely kind to check on us to see if we needed anything. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Glacier View Getaway on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier
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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