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The Best Packing Tips for Business Traveling in Alaska

Alaska has steadily grown as a hub for business travel as more businesses and industries have moved to the biggest state in the Union! Whether you are on a corporate fishing retreat or looking to invest in The Last Frontier, here are our favorite packing tips for business traveling in Alaska!

Once you’re packed for your business trip in Alaska, you’ll need to know what to do when you’ve arrived in Homer! Browse our Things to Do page for some inspiration! We will help you create lasting memories of your trip to Alaska!

Our Favorite Packing Tips for Business Travellers for all Seasons

Bring Interchangeable Clothes

Even in summertime, it can still be a little chilly here in Homer, Alaska. We recommend bringing clothes in layers vs. relying on a single heavy jacket because as you change from the colder outside into a warm but not hot building, it might be more comfortable to wear a nice sweater and a t-shirt.

You will also not wear formal clothes 24/7, so it is important to have clothes that can work for a business casual setting, are completely casual, or could serve as an undershirt or sleeping wear to maximize the space in your luggage for your trip. If you are visiting us in the dead of winter, you will be very happy to have on 3-4 layers of clothes, and if you arrive in the summer, it is great to have flexibility in your daily outfits.

Things to Pack


This is a great starter for general clothing if you want to stay for a month or longer.

  • 8 shirts
  • 8 long pants (6 formal 2 informal)
  • 2 pairs of shoes (pack boots if you plan on doing anything that might require some traction)
  • 10 pairs of underwear and socks
  • 2 belts
  • 3 suit jackets
  • 2 pairs of joggers
  • 6 undershirts
  • Sleepwear
  • 2 coats
  • 2 sweaters
  • 1 rain jacket
  • a smaller bag if you have anything you need to keep on your person (EpiPen, medicine, etc.)

Electronics and Documents

If you are visiting from overseas, it is important to make sure you have all the necessary electronics and documents you need to have a smooth trip!

  • An outlet converter if your country is on a different standard
  • Your passport/driver’s license
  • Wallet
  • Laptop and charger
  • Cellphone and charger (also be sure to make sure your SIM card will work or if you need an international specific plan)
  • Portable charger

Choose The Driftwood Inn for your Business Stay

Enjoy beautiful sunsets every day of your stay at the Driftwood Inn. We offer various lodging options, including Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park. Our accommodations are located near the Homer Spit, Bishop’s Beach, and the Baycrest Overlook, so you can experience all the best places to watch the sunset during your stay. Or, simply step outside your front door to watch the sunset. No matter where you go, you can’t escape the beauty Homer has to offer! 

inside of a room at The Driftwood Inn

Check our availability to start planning your trip!