Boat Harbor in Homer Alaska with fireweed in the foreground.

Things To Do in Homer

Active adventures at the “End of the Road” along beautiful Kachemak Bay.

Grewingk Glacier from Homer Alaska on a cloudy day.

Things To Do in Homer

Active adventures at the “End of the Road” along beautiful Kachemak Bay.

Homer hike with a knowledgeable guide.

Things To Do in Homer

Active adventures at the “End of the Road” along beautiful Kachemak Bay.

Launch your kayak from Otter Cove out of Homer.

Things To Do in Homer

Active adventures at the “End of the Road” along beautiful Kachemak Bay.

Halibut Cove lighthouse near Homer, Alaska.

Things To Do in Homer

Active adventures at the “End of the Road” along beautiful Kachemak Bay.

Homer Things To Do

Originally settled by homesteaders and coal miners in the 1800s, Homer is one of the most popular destinations in southcentral Alaska, with many people driving the Sterling Highway from Anchorage to enjoy activities like fishing, boating, and hiking. A few smaller cruise ships call at Homer Spit, a four-mile stretch of sand and rock jutting out from downtown, where most attractions base their operations.

The Homer Spit is a busy place during the summer months, with fishing trips departing all day for those hoping to catch a big one here in the "Halibut Capital of the World."

Kachemak Bay's quiet coves and abundant marine wildlife are on full display when you take a local kayaking tour. The day includes a water taxi ride across the bay and ample time to paddle, take photos, and admire the beauty of Alaska's coastal waterways.

Also across the bay is Kachemak Bay State Park, where those wanting a more adventurous experience can enjoy a guided interpretive hike to Grewingk Glacier.

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The Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is part of the Alaska Maritime Refuge and offers a glimpse into the largest seabird refuge in the world, along with ocean-themed exhibits and short interpretive trails.

Homer's history can be explored at the Pratt Museum, a regional natural history museum located uptown. See samples of artwork, Alaska Native crafts, and an exhibit about Southcentral Alaska's maritime past.

Visitors to Homer can get there by car in about five hours, or by regional aircraft in about 30 minutes. Homer is also served by the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries on a regular basis from communities like Kodiak and Whittier. Alaska Tour & Travel can help independent travelers arrange a rental car in Anchorage plus lodging and activities along the way.

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Things To Do in Homer