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Homer
Homer is a nature lover's nirvana where common sights can include moose grazing, a black bear crossing the road or porpoises playing in the surf. The charming seaside city, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains, can be the starting point for a multitude of exciting adventures, including glacier skiing and viewing and guided kayak tours. Naturally splendid Kachemak State Park offers even more outdoor fun, with miles of excellent backcountry hiking trails. Explore nearby Halibut Cove, a unique fishing and artists' enclave where the roads are made of water. Or head to downtown Homer to sample delicious seafood, art galleries, museums and shops that sell locally made crafts. A trip to Homer would not be... more Homer is a nature lover's nirvana where common sights can include moose grazing, a black bear crossing the road or porpoises playing in the surf. The charming seaside city, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains, can be the starting point for a multitude of exciting adventures, including glacier skiing and viewing and guided kayak tours. Naturally splendid Kachemak State Park offers even more outdoor fun, with miles of excellent backcountry hiking trails. Explore nearby Halibut Cove, a unique fishing and artists' enclave where the roads are made of water. Or head to downtown Homer to sample delicious seafood, art galleries, museums and shops that sell locally made crafts. A trip to Homer would not be complete without casting a rod for salmon or halibut, the area's major catches. Head to the Homer Spit and try your luck from the shore or join a chartered fishing boat excursion. No matter which activities you choose, a weekend in Homer is sure to be an unforgettable experience. less

All things to do » Things to do

Homer Spit
Homer Spit
Attraction type: Biking Trails; Beaches
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Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Owner description: The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a partnership between the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research... more Owner description: The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a partnership between the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Built in 2003 as a resource for the community and visitors to Homer, Alaska, the building houses interpretive and interactive exhibits and displays describing the important work and research of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve.Located at 95 Sterling Highway, there are opportunities to enjoy the exhibit hall, informative videos, regular educational programming, and Ranger/Naturalist-led walks and presentations.The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world, with all of the natural wonders of Kachemak Bay right outside its doors! less
Attraction type: Natural History Museums; Visitor Centers
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Pratt Museum
Pratt Museum
Owner description: Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and natural history museum, where an added touch is the special camera setup allowing you to zoom in to view... more Owner description: Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and natural history museum, where an added touch is the special camera setup allowing you to zoom in to view wildlife in the distance. Get an ecology lesson on a forest trail and identify wildflowers in the outdoor garden. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Owner description: This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for all ages that range from the boreal forest of the 104 acre Wynn Nature Center on the north side of... more Owner description: This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for all ages that range from the boreal forest of the 104 acre Wynn Nature Center on the north side of Kachemak Bay to the south There, in Peterson Bay guests explore tidepools, a rainforest and an archaeology site. Kayaking and overnight Yurt stays may also be added.The experienced hiker can also choose from guided hikes of varying difficulty.At the Homer Harbor, discover the world beneath your feet on a Creatures of the Dock Tour!!Where else can you see a seastar and a moose all in one day... personal, hands-on experience for all! less
Attraction type: Educational sites; History Museums; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery
Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Little Mermaid
Little Mermaid
Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Homer
Price: $3 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Two Sisters Bakery
Two Sisters Bakery
Ranked #2 of 75 Restaurants in Homer
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Fat Olives Restaurant
Fat Olives Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Homer
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Captain Patties Fish House
Captain Patties Fish House
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Homer
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe Cups
Cafe Cups
Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Homer
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Land's End Resort
3.0 of 5
Land's End Resort
$95 - $339
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Homer
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Driftwood Inn & Homer Seaside Lodges
2.5 of 5
Driftwood Inn & Homer Seaside Lodges
$71 - $323
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Homer
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Paula's Place B&B
Paula's Place B&B
$85 - $140
Ranked #6 of 40 Homer B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Kenai Peninsula Suites
2.5 of 5
Kenai Peninsula Suites
$145 - $322
Ranked #1 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Homer
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Good Karma Inn
Good Karma Inn
$179 - $185
Ranked #1 of 40 Homer B&B and Inns
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Cozy Cove Inn
Cozy Cove Inn
$115 - $155
Ranked #2 of 40 Homer B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.