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Vacation in Homer - Alaska

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Area Overview

Homer is often called the "Camelot by the Sea" because of its exquisite beauty. It is nestled at the end of the Kenai Peninsula on Kachemak Bay with spectacular views of the Kenai Mountains and 30 glorious glaciers covering over 300 sq. miles.

Additionally, Homer is a community of artists of various kinds, i.e., musicians, painters, sculptors, actors, singers & songwriters (singer/songwriter Jewel is from Homer), an array of entrepreneurs, and "normal" people as well - :)

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Homer's biggest attraction is our sport fishing adventures, and in fact, Homer is the "Halibut fishing capital of the world". We also have annual events such as the Winter King Tournament and the Halibut Jackpot Derby which are main attractions and big ticket draws-along with our annual Shorebird Festival. Homer has numerous events and happenings throughout the year that are festive and bring people and communities together. Never a dull moment in Homer, Alaska!

Cultural Activities

Homer is renowned as a cultural center. Theater, film, painting, sculpting, music, performance, and writing are all part of the local arts community. Kachemak Bay is home to many fine artists. You'll find oil, watercolor, and octopus ink, along with creations from clay, fiber, beads, paper, and glass. Talented musicians visit Homer year-round including famous national and international performers. Homer's Outstanding thespians perform regularly and the Homer Movies Theatre offers a week long documentary film festival in September.


Homer is best known for being the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." Homer has many fishing charters available where even the most novice angler can catch a halibut! Homer has also become a destination for many "foodies" Homer has some of the best food to offer with fresh seafood and fresh local produce. There are two breweries in Homer with tasting rooms as well as our very own winery with locally made wine. There are many excellent shops in town that offer many Alaskan handmade goods, and shops that were founded in Alaska. As far as Adventure, Homer has bear viewing where visitors can be just feet away from a live bear in its home in the wild and watch as it feeds on salmon. Visitors can hike up to a galcier, ride bikes, kite surf, paddle board, or take a cruise to one of the towns across the bay and see what its like to be in a town that is only accessed by boat!


Homer has shuttle service between Homer, Anchorage, Seward, and Kenai/Soldotna. Homer also has the Homer Trolly with runs during our spring and summer seasons, and provides "hop-on/hop-off" service in Homer and on the Homer Spit for a reasonable fee.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  19.0  25.0  31.0  2.6 "
 February  20.0  26.5  33.0  1.8 "
 March  23.0  30.0  37.0  1.6 "
 April  30.0  37.0  44.0  1.1 "
 May  37.0  44.5  52.0  0.8 "
 June  44.0  51.0  58.0  0.8 "
 July  48.0  54.5  61.0  1.6 "
 August  47.0  54.0  61.0  2.3 "
 September  41.0  48.0  55.0  3.3 "
 October  32.0  38.5  45.0  2.6 "
 November  24.0  30.0  36.0  2.8 "
 December  21.0  27.0  33.0  3.1 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 30's and highs in the mid 40's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 20's. Summer temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 30's and highs in the mid 40's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 10's.


No matter where you stay in Homer, you'll enjoy great hospitality. Homer has lodging in all its diverse area, so choosing where you stay can depend on what activities you want to do.


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