NYE in Homer, AK

The Best Homer, Alaska, Travel Tips for Your New Years Resolution

What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Experts suggest that annual resolutions should be attainable and specific. For many, travel is at the top of what they want to do more of in the upcoming year. If you want this year to be full of experiences instead of things, consider these Homer, Alaska, travel tips to help you achieve your goal. Many people stop vacation planning before they ever start because the task seems too overwhelming. That’s why we created our free Homer Vacation Guide! This resource is filled with innkeeper-selected recommendations on what to do during your trip to Homer. Browse by dining, entertainment, annual events, lodging, and more! 

Start the New Year Right With These Homer, Alaska, Travel Tips

Travel Tip No. 1: Homer is A Year-Round Destination

So, you decided to take a trip to Homer, Alaska, as part of your New Year’s resolution to travel more. Before you start to dream about all of the wonderful things to do here, etch your plan in stone! Pick a date. Whats’s the best time to visit Homer, Alaska, you ask? A lesser-known fact about Homer is that it’s a year-round vacation destination! The winter in Homer is the perfect time to opt to stay indoors and appreciate our area’s culture and art galleries, while the summers boast incredible opportunities for halibut fishing and other outdoor exploration. 

Travel Tip No. 2: Old Town Homer Has Everything

A visit to Old Town Homer is a must during your trip! Old Town Homer is our town’s cultural epicenter as well as boasts shopping and dining. It’s home to several art galleries and the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center—just to name a couple of exciting things to do. All of the Driftwood Inn’s lodging options are within walking distance of Old Town Homer, making it the perfect itinerary item for each day of your trip! 

Be sure to stop by AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern! Located in the heart of Old Town, AJ’s offers a casual, friendly atmosphere and is known locally as the “Historic Waterfront.” This Homer tradition feature mouth-watering steaks & great seafood, including Local Alaska Scallops, King Crab, Fresh Halibut & Salmon in a friendly Old Town atmosphere!

Travel Tip No. 3: Explore the Outdoors With Our Vacation Packages

All of the accommodations at the Driftwood Inn have incredible views of nature. Look over Bishop’s Beach and the Kachemak Bay from almost any of our lodging options! Or, select one of our vacation packages to experience all that Homer’s outdoors has to offer. Driftwood Inn gives guests the opportunity for bear viewing, world-class fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more!

Here are a couple of the most popular packages:

Halibut and Salmon Fishing Charter: Did you know that Homer is the halibut fishing capital of the world? With that knowledge, it’s easy to understand why our fishing charters are the No. 1 attraction! The Driftwood Inn offers three fishing charters: Salmon, halibut, and halibut & salmon combination charters. 

Customized Eco-Tour on the Bay: Trek along the Kachemak Bay on our Homer, Alaska, wildlife and eco-tour! This experience is led by an expert guide who’s ready to educate hikers on Homer’s flora and fauna. Although on land, hikers have the opportunity to see marine mammals from a distance.  

Travel Tip. No 4: Stay With the Driftwood Inn 

We hope that these Homer, Alaska, travel tips can help you achieve your New Year’s resolution! Our final tip is to stay with the Driftwood Inn. All of our lodging options are within walking distance of all of the best things to do in Homer—which makes it easy to get the most out of your time here! 

inside of a room at The Driftwood Inn

Driftwood Inn offers Modern LodgesOld Town Cottages,

Woodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn roomsRV Park, and Tiny Houses. Whether you’re traveling solo or bringing the entire family, we have the perfect accommodation for you!

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Homer!