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"If you only visit one place in Alaska, start with Homer."

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Homer is a scenic coastal paradise that’s located at the end of the road in south central Alaska. While it may be a small town, Homer is incredibly lively; it’s full of vibrant people that keep it interesting and fun. Offering a unique balance of business, arts, food and adventure, we’re convinced that Homer is the best place to visit in Alaska.  

Getting to Homer

If you wish to fly directly into Homer, RAVN Alaska offers daily flights from Anchorage and a variety of other airports in the state. The flight from Anchorage is short and sweet. Plus, the views from their 29-seater planes are fantastic. 

The next best way to get to Homer is to fly into Anchorage (ANC), rent a car and drive down. Rentals tend to be more affordable in Anchorage and the views on the 4-5 hour drive through Turnagain Pass and the Kenai Peninsula are incredible. 

Alaska Bus Company offers affordable shuttle services between Anchorage and Homer in the summer. Their buses feature luxury leather seats and large windows. With a 48 hour cancellation policy, you can book your trip knowing that it’s easy to change plans if needed. Best of all, when you book with Alaska Bus Company, you’re supporting local Homer business owners!

 

Getting around Homer

If you won’t have your own car when you get to Homer, you can reserve one at Adventure Alaska Car Rentals. There are also some options available in the summer with Alaska Hideaway Car Rental. Rental cars in Homer are limited so make sure you make a reservation well in advance - especially if you plan on visiting in the summer!

Homer also has taxis if you aren’t able to secure a rental car. Here are your two options and their phone numbers:

Nick's Taxi: 907-399-5553
Kostas Taxi: 907-399-8008

Unfortunately, car ride services like Uber and Lyft are not available in Homer. However, there are some limited options on Turo.

FISHING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Widely known as the Hailbut Fishing Capital of the World, Homer is the port of choice for some of the finest fishing charters around. Depending on the season, you can hunt for some beautiful fish like Halibut, Salmon, and Rockfish. Countless charter vessels are docked along the historic Homer Spit, and we can help you choose the best.

Beyond fishing, you can fly with some of Alaska’s most renowned bush pilots over glaciers, snowcapped mountains, and volcanoes. There is also plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the wild with guided (or solor) hiking and kayaking expeditions. Or try viewing bears in the wild from the comfort of a boat just offshore.

Click on the button below for an extensive list of the best things to do in Homer during the summer!

Things To Do In Homer

HALIBUT FISHING & WILDLIFE

Widely known as the Hailbut Fishing Capital of the World, Homer is the port of choice for some of the finest fishing charters in the world. Trophy hunt for Halibut, Salmon, and Rockfish. Countless charter vessels are docked along the historic Homer Spit, and we can help you choose the best.

Beyond fishing, you can fly with some of Alaska’s most renowned bush pilots, over glaciers, snowcapped mountains and volcanoes. Immerse yourself in the wild with guided hiking and kaykaking expeditions. View bears in the wild from the comfort of a boat just offshore.

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DESTINATION ALASKA CHARTERS

Adventure in luxury

https://www.alaskaultimatesafaris.com/

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ALASKA ULTIMATE SAFARIS

Helicopters that can land virtually anywhere

https://www.homerocean.com/

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HOMER OCEAN CHARTERS

Halibut and salmon fishing charters since 1979

https://www.alaskaoceanpros.com/

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BIG DAN'S

World class fishing on state-of-the-art vessels

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ART AND CULTURE

Sometimes referred to as Alaska’s Riviera, Homer is the arts mecca of the northwest. With more great coffee, art galleries and museums per capita than any other town in Alaska, you’ll soon learn why so many people agree that Homer is the best place to visit in Alaska.

ART AND CULTURE

Sometimes referred to as Alaska’s Riviera, Homer is the arts mecca of the northwest. With more great coffee, art galleries and museums per capita than any other town in Alaska, you’ll soon learn why Homer has become a hipster destination this is not the final copy.

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http://www.prattmuseum.org/

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THE PRATT MUSEUM

Regional natural history museum.

https://www.fireweedgallery.com/

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FIREWEED GALLERY

Contemporary art by Alaskans.

https://www.akcoastalstudies.org/

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ALASKAN COASTAL STUDIES

Educational programs and guided tours that are especially great for families.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/alaska_maritime/visit/visitor_center.html

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ISLANDS & OCEAN VISITOR CENTER

Interactive exhibits and naturalist-led walks.

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DINING

Home to a handful of breweries, meaderies, a winery, and some of Alaska’s most prestigious restaurants, Homer is known for its delicious cuisine! Most of our restaurants and cafes do their best to use local produce, fish, and meat. People often travel from other parts of Alaska just to experience Homer's spectacular food scene!

Wondering where to dine during your stay? Check out our Summer Food and Drink Guide. We update it regularly so you don't have to do any guessing about what's open and where to find it.

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DINING AND FUN

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https://www.fatolivesrichland.com/

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FAT OLIVES RESTAURANT

Wood oven fired pizza, fresh seafood, soups, salads & sandwiches. 

https://www.wildhoneybistro.com/

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WILD HONEY BISTRO 

Known for sweet and savory crepes (gluten free options available) but also a great place for baked goods, espresso and mimosas! 

https://www.thebagelshopalaska.com/

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THE BAGEL SHOP

Homemade bagels, schmear, sandwiches, salads & soups. 

http://labaleinecafe.com/

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LA BALEINE CAFE

Local, organic ingredients for breakfast & lunch.

 

 

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No matter the time of year, we truly believe that Homer is the best place to visit in Alaska! Check out our blog posts with suggestions on things to do year-round, things to do in the summer, and things to do in the winter. We’re working on more guides now, but in the meantime, you can contact us with questions about things to do during your stay in Homer. 

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