Homer, Alaska, United States
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Homer Information

About Homer

As the largest state in the United States, Alaska has some of the most beautiful destinations in the world to explore. Homer is a small town on the Kenai Peninsula in Southwest Alaska that captures the Alaskan charm and beauty. Four hours south of Anchorage, Homer has been called “The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Near Katmai National Park, Homer is also known for wild animal spotting, hiking and marine life. Book a trip to Homer, “where the land and sea begins”, today!

Things to do in Homer

Thousands come to Homer each year for some of the best fishing and hiking in Alaska. Go on a fishing trip with Homer Ocean Charters for halibut and salmon fishing around Kachemak Bay. Whales and sea otters are often spotted in the waters, so be sure to bring your camera! Go on a bear tour to see even more wildlife—you may even catch the bears fishing for salmon! There are also helicopter tours that give the most magnificent views of Homer and the national park. Any one of these adventures will have a lifetime of memories and make you want to come back to Hoer time and time again.

Day Trips from Homer

Homer is quite literally the end of the road, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t places in the area to explore! Take a ferry to the quaint town of Seldovia for only $45 round trip. Seldovia has a historic boardwalk, kayaking and even more fishing adventures. Water taxis are also offered to surrounding islands, like Glacier Spit. Drive about three and half hours or take a bus to Katmai National Park for a hike to Exit Glacier. The glacier is unique in that you can go right up to it and see all of its beauty. This somewhat strenuous hike takes about two and a half hours, but there are also flight tours offered.

Homer Accommodations

Who needs to worry about booking a motel when you have the ease of hundreds of vacations rentals at your fingertips? Tripping offers a wide variety of options from waterfront cottages to secluded getaways and everything in between. Vacation rentals are also offered in Seldovia and all around the Alaskan frontier as well as camping options in the national parks.

Transportation in Homer

Getting around Homer is pretty easy by car, bicycle or taxi. The Homer Airport can get you back to Anchorage, which has international flights leaving hourly. Renting a car could be useful in the summertime to explore all the area has to offer, but tours can also get you where you need to go. Water taxis are another popular option to get to all of the islands and peninsulas in southwestern Alaska.

Weather in Homer

Hi: -0.6°
Lo: -7.2°
January
Hi: 0.6°
Lo: -6.7°
February
Hi: 2.8°
Lo: -5°
March
Hi: 6.7°
Lo: -1.1°
April
Hi: 11.1°
Lo: 2.8°
May
Hi: 14.4°
Lo: 6.7°
June
Hi: 16.1°
Lo: 8.9°
July
Hi: 16.1°
Lo: 8.3°
August
Hi: 12.8°
Lo: 5°
September
Hi: 7.2°
Lo: 0°
October
Hi: 2.2°
Lo: -4.4°
November
Hi: 0.6°
Lo: -6.1°
December

Vacation Rentals in Homer

Find the best Homer vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 221 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Homer range from $55 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 201 homes in Homer offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 7 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 179 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Homer offers 42 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.

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