Bishop's Beach in the summer.

How to Have the Most Exciting Summer in Homer, Alaska

What’s your go-to summer vacation destination? While most Americans picture summer break on the beach, there are other, even more awe-inspiring places to travel for summer break. This year, plan a summer vacation to Homer, Alaska! Here, you can enjoy comfortable, high temperatures in the 60s, which is perfect for outdoor adventures like halibut fishing, bear viewing, hiking, and more. Read on to learn more about the top things to do this summer in Homer, Alaska! 

When you’re ready to start planning your Alaska trip, visit our Things To Do page. It is filled with local recommendations on what to explore during your summer vacation to the Last Frontier! 

Top 5 Things to Do This Summer in Homer, Alaska 

1. Halibut Fishing 

Did you know that Homer is the halibut fishing capital of the world? That said, no summer vacation to Homer would be complete without an excursion on one of our fishing charters! We offer half and full-day salmon, halibut, and combination charters. It’s a great way to reel in the experience of a lifetime! 

2. Bear Viewing 

Alaska is home to some of the most mesmerizing wildlife, including several species of bears. If you want to get an in-person look at these creatures in their natural habitat, book our Brooks Falls Bear Viewing Tour! This day trip takes place in Katmai National Park (Don’t worry, we’ve got your transportation covered!) where you can observe coastal brown bears as they fish, take care of their cubs, and more. 

3. Hiking Tour 

Alaska is beautiful from all vantage points. Enjoy panoramic views of this area’s beautiful landscape with our hiking tours. Choose between the Glacier Lake Family Hike and the Halibut Cove Triangle Hike. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with either option! 

4. Old Town Homer 

There’s an average of six rainy days per month during the summer. So, be sure to work in some indoor activities into your itinerary. Our town’s downtown area, known as Old Town Homer, is filled with shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more! 

5. Stay at the Driftwood Inn 

Now that you know about all the best things to do over the summer in Homer, Alaska, it’s time to find the perfect place to stay. You can add any of the experiences listed above to your reservation at the Driftwood Inn, making our property the natural choice for lodging during your trip. We offer a variety of lodging options including Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park

Mountain View from Oldtown Lodge

All our accommodations are located near Homer’s most popular attractions like Bishop’s Beach and the Homer Spit. You won’t have a moment of boredom when you stay with us! 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Homer, Alaska, in the summer!