The worst feeling on vacation is feeling bored because you planned to stay for longer than there are things to do. We feel that a good five days in Homer is the perfect answer to the age-old question so that you can see all the beautiful nature and wildlife without feeling like you are missing anything!
Need more fun things to do while in the area? We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do to experience Alaska like a local while you’re here truly! At The Driftwood Inn, all our accommodations are located near Bishop’s beach or downtown and nearby some of the best things to do in Homer, Alaska. Let us know if you have any questions!
A Five-Day Itinerary for Homer, Alaska
Visiting Homer, Alaska, is an amazing experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure or want to explore the local culture and cuisine, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful Alaskan town. Here’s our suggested five-day itinerary for your trip to Homer!
Day 1: Explore The Homer Spit
Start your trip off by exploring the iconic Homer Spit. This four-mile-long stretch of land jutting into Kachemak Bay is home to some of the best views in town. Take a walk along the beach and take in the stunning scenery. You can also rent kayaks or paddle boards from one of the many outfitters on the spit and explore further into Kachemak Bay.
Day 2: Halibut Fishing & Wildlife Viewing
Spend your second day out on the water! Take a charter boat out onto Kachemak Bay and try your luck at halibut fishing. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some whales or other wildlife while you’re out there! After a day of fishing, head back to shore and grab dinner at one of Homer’s many seafood restaurants.
Day 3: Visit The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
On day three, take some time to learn about Homer’s unique wildlife and environment at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Here you’ll find interactive exhibits about local marine life and information about conservation efforts in the area. Afterward, take a stroll along Bishop’s Beach and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in town!
Day 4: Hiking & Exploring Lake Clark National Park
On day four, head out on an adventure into Lake Clark National Park! Spend your day hiking through lush forests and taking in breathtaking views of mountains, glaciers, rivers, and lakes. Keep an eye out for wildlife like bears, moose, and bald eagles as you explore this incredible park!
Day 5: Shopping & Dining On The Homer Spit
On your last day in town, spend some time shopping at the Homer Spit. There are plenty of souvenir shops where you can pick up unique gifts to remember your trip as well as art galleries featuring work from local artists. Finish off your stay with dinner at one of Homer’s waterfront restaurants before heading home with unforgettable memories!
Staying in Homer Alaska
Now that you know about the best ways to spend your time in Homer, Alaska, it’s time to plan your trip. No matter which you choose, relax from the comfort of your accommodation at the Driftwood Inn after a day of exploring the Last Frontier. We offer a wide selection of lodging options in Homer including Modern Lodges, Old Town Cottages, Woodside Lodge Suites, Historic Inn Rooms, Tiny Houses, and even an RV Park!
Our accommodations are also conveniently located within walking distance of Bishop’s Beach, the Homer Spit, and the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Old Town Homer.
Check our availability to start planning your Alaska adventure!