Visit Homer, Alaska
The town of Homer is located in a far corner of the Kenai Peninsula and situated on the banks of Kachemak Bay. This bustling town has a picturesque setting, mild climate and great fishing.
Across the water, the impressive Kenai Mountains dominate the skyline, and from Homer you can see the beautiful panorama of Kachemak Bay State Park, including the Grewingk Glacier.
Homer is renowned for being the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World" and people flock here from far and wide with the hope of pulling in a 300 lb halibut.
Exploring Homer and around
While the town itself offers a number of restaurants, art galleries and shops, most visitors are drawn to Homer Spit, a 4.5 mile finger of land that stretches into the bay. The spit is the centre of attractions and has a beach town atmosphere.
No trip to Homer is complete without a visit to the historic Salty Dawg Saloon. Of the many activities available, the most popular are kayaking, scenic boat tours and of course, fishing. Homer is also host to a large artist community and hand-crafted artefacts are available in local shops and galleries.
Suggested itineraries featuring Homer
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Homer, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Homer
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Homer
- Kenai Peninsula 58 miles away
- Seward 80 miles away
- Cooper Landing 85 miles away
- Anchorage 123 miles away
- Katmai National Park 127 miles away
- Kodiak Island 132 miles away
- Prince William Sound 167 miles away
- Talkeetna 192 miles away
- Valdez 206 miles away
- Denali National Park 234 miles away
- Denali Park Entrance 290 miles away
Photos of Homer
Accommodation choices for Homer
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Homer. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Get a taste of Alaskan living in the rustic but quirky cabins at the Kenai Peninsula Suites just outside Homer. Along with spacious rooms and small kitchenettes, you'll get private decks with sweeping views.
Situated nearby Bishops Beach and Kachemak Bay is Aspen Suites Hotel, a comfortable and convenient accommodation that serves as an ideal base for those looking for a little independence and a longer stay in Homer.
Spacious cabins overlooking scenic Tutka Bay Lodge offer guests a comfortable base for exploring the wilds of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay State Park. Good food, attentive service and a wide variety of activities are an added bonus.
The Lands End Resort is in a league of its own due to its superb location. Its rooms are clean and comfortable and most have a small private balcony to enjoy the spectacular views.
In addition to delightful scenic views, Bay Avenue B&B offers guests a quiet, comfortable and convenient location for exploring the Homer region.