Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to the 2010 Census, the population is 5,003. Long known as The “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Homer is also nicknamed “the end of the road,” and more recently, “the cosmic hamlet by the sea.”[ait_item-location slug=”homer” count=”8″]
Homer boasts of a wide variety of activities. There is something for everyone from extreme adventure, fishing, helicopter glacier landings, to relaxing at one of our many spas and wellness retreats. And if you are seeking a cultural experience, don’t miss our award-wining Pratt Museum, or the Islands & Oceans Visitor Center, your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world! The Center for Alaska Coastal Studies offers hands-on experiences providing a personal connection to one of the most ecologically diverse and productive places in the world.
In the summer on Wednesday and Saturday, you can stroll the Farmer’s Market where farmers sell local produce, flowers, honey and jam. Local artist and crafters showcase their one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, artwork and more.
Shop along Pioneer Avenue and experience art galleries, museums, a unique indoor market -Alaska’s Wild Market, restaurants and peony gardens. You will pass a variety of businesses all along Ocean Drive including two micro breweries as you head to the Homer Spit. The Homer Spit is a hub of activity in the summer with campgrounds, beaches, the boat harbor, fishing, lodging, restaurants and a jumping off point to across the bay. East End Road boasts of restaurants, a winery, potters and hiking trails. So, take time to explore it all.
Take a hint from our visitors who comment “This was the highlight of our Alaska trip.” or I wish “I had scheduled more time in Homer!”