Don’t wait for the next relationship milestone to escape with your special someone. If you need some much-needed alone time with your sweetheart, plan a romantic getaway in Alaska to Homer! Our beautiful area is the perfect getaway from the busyness and stress of everyday life. During your stay, enjoy small–town charm, walks on the beach, sightseeing, card games and cozy nights in an accommodation of your choice at the Driftwood Inn!
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How to Plan the Most Romantic Getaway to Homer, Alaska
Book a Special or Package
A romantic getaway is the perfect time to do something extra special for your sweetheart. When you stay at the Driftwood Inn, it’s easy to enhance your getaway with our specials and vacation packages. We offer one-of-a-kind experiences like fishing charters, hiking tours, bear viewing, and more. These are great ways to connect with your special someone and maybe even discover a new, joint interest!
Our Romance Package is a must for your couple’s getaway. This package includes a duet of roses (option to upgrade to a dozen), a small box of chocolates, and your choice of local wine, champagne, or sparkling cider. This ensures your romantic getaway will start on a positive note!
Explore Around Town
When you’re not on an adventure, spend some time exploring Old Town Homer. This area is home to shops, restaurants, museums, and more. Want to impress your sweetheart? Stop by The Fringe to pick up a piece of locally-made jewelry or clothing for your sweetheart! It’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon before heading back to your accommodation at the Driftwood Inn to get ready for dinner.
Make a Dinner Reservation
Nothing says “date night” quite like a reservation at the best restaurant in town. Be sure to make a reservation at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern. This restaurant in Old Town Homer features a menu with prime steaks, fresh-catch seafood, and thoughtful cocktail creations in a laid-back setting.
There are also many other great restaurants in Old Town Homer that are perfect for a date night dinner if you’re in the mood for other cuisines like Italian, Mexican, or an American bistro.
After dinner, take a nighttime stroll along Bishop’s Beach. Nothing is more romantic than moonlight and the sound of waves lapping against the shoreline!
Small Town Charm
The small town of Homer, Alaska, is the perfect destination for a couple’s getaway. Our area’s downtown, known as Old Town Homer, is filled with coffee shops, restaurants, boutique shops, museums, and more. It’s also walkable from nearly every one of our accommodations; it’s easy to walk together each morning to grab a coffee and take a stroll on the nearby beach!
Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters
The Last Frontier makes up more than 50 percent of the United States’ wilderness. No trip to Homer would be complete without an adventure into the Alaskan wilderness! No matter what your outdoor interests are, we offer (or can plan!) an excursion for you and your special someone.
Plan a day trip across the Kachemak Bay with your sweetheart with the Seldovia Wildlife Tour. This boat tour takes guests across the Kachemak Bay to the small town of Seldovia. Along the way, you can view various seabird species and even whales! Couples who enjoy fishing will love one of our fishing charters. We offer year-round halibut, salmon, and combination charters that can be added to your reservation at the time of booking!
Arts and Relaxation
For those who appreciate art and relaxation, explore Homer’s vibrant art galleries, such as the Bunnell Street Arts Center, where you can find beautiful paintings, sculptures, and unique pieces that serve as lovely souvenirs.
If you seek serenity by the sea, consider beachcombing along the shores of Kachemak Bay, collecting seashells and beach treasures as you enjoy each other’s company amidst the peaceful surroundings. Take a quiet stroll along the Homer Spit, a narrow piece of land that extends 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay, and relish the stunning views of the bay and surrounding mountains. It’s a romantic experience like no other.
Aurora Borealis and Stargazing
Homer, Alaska, is a prime location for witnessing the enchanting Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. During the right season, you can both marvel at the dancing colors that illuminate the Alaskan night sky. To make this experience even more magical, consider bringing along a telescope or binoculars for stargazing. The clear night skies of Homer provide a perfect backdrop for exploring the constellations and celestial wonders together, creating a truly romantic atmosphere.
Adventure and Thrills
For the adventurous at heart, embark on scenic drives along the Sterling Highway or the Kenai Peninsula, making stops at scenic overlooks like Anchor Point and Beluga Slough. These vantage points provide panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped peaks, making for perfect photo opportunities. Afterward, take to the skies with a helicopter tour over Alaska’s wilderness, offered by Scenic Bear Viewing, providing a bird’s-eye view of glaciers, fjords, and rugged landscapes.
Hiking and Sea Kayaking
Homer, Alaska, offers a plethora of outdoor activities for adventurous couples. Consider joining guided hiking tours that explore the scenic trails winding through the lush Alaskan wilderness. These tours provide the perfect opportunity to immerse yourselves in the natural beauty of Homer.
For those who prefer the water, embark on a sea kayaking adventure along the picturesque coastline. Paddle together amidst the calm waters of Kachemak Bay, where you might spot playful sea otters and graceful eagles soaring overhead. These outdoor experiences provide the perfect opportunity to bond while surrounded by the natural beauty of Homer.
Homer, Alaska, provides a wealth of romantic activities to enhance your getaway and create cherished moments with your special someone. Plan your romantic escape to Homer and make the most of this Alaskan paradise.
Stay at the Driftwood Inn
Now that you know all that there is to do with your special someone in Homer, now it’s time to find the perfect place to stay.
You won’t find a quieter, more accommodating option than the Driftwood Inn. We offer a variety of lodging options, including Modern Lodges, Old Town Cottages, Woodside Lodge Suites, Historic Inn Rooms, Tiny Houses, and even an RV Park.
Check our availability to start planning your romantic getaway to Homer, Alaska!