Thanksgiving is one of the best holiday times of the year. The food, the family, the kinship with everything around you, but imagine a Thanksgiving surrounded by the majestic Kenai Fjords and a few of your favorite friends!
Interested to experience a Thanksgiving in Homer, Alaska but want to find out everything you can do? Read our Vacation Guide to find out about the friendliest town around!
Homer’s Family Hospitality
The best part about Thanksgiving is having family all in one place for a good time. In Homer, you are guaranteed to have a smile on your face no matter where you go, even if it might be a *tad* colder than anywhere else in the world.
Thanksgiving Festivities in and Around Homer Alaska
If you are up here for the holidays, you might as well take a glance around! The halibut capital of the world is beautiful year-round, and here are a few of our favorite things to do around Thanksgiving time.
Skinny Raven Turkey Trot – If you are looking to stay in shape, love running, or just feel guilty about all those carbs you just ate, the Skinny Raven Turkey Trot is the perfect soul medicine! Starting indoors, the Turkey Trot is unique and tries to keep you as warm as possible in the Alaskan winter.
Dinner at AJ’s Steakhouse – While it is often called “Turkey Day,” you will be hard-pressed to find a turkey roaming the Alaskan countryside. Instead, visit AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern for Thanksgiving dinner and sample fresh-caught Alaskan seafood. Located in the heart of Old Town, AJ’s is known locally for serving up amazing steaks, local seafood, specialty drinks, goodwill & hospitality for over 70 years!
Glacier Hiking Tour– A self-guided tour, the Glacier Hike is great for the whole family and is a great experience if you are trying to see the beautiful surroundings of Grewingk Glacier Lake.
Brooks Falls Bear Viewing – Alaska is one of the best places in America to see bears at a safe distance in the wild! Brooks Falls Bear Viewing platform is a well-known spot in Katmai National Park where you spend three hours in natural bear habitat. You are guaranteed to see a bear, and it will be a memory worth keeping!
Halibut and Salmon Fishing Charter – The halibut capital of the world offers reasonable fishing charter expeditions year-round. Set out with an experienced captain to catch Alaska king salmon and halibut.
More Outdoor Activities Await You in Homer, AK!
Are you ready to plan your Thanksgiving getaway? You won’t want to miss exploring what Homer, AK has to offer! Let our staff assist you in scheduling an authentic Alaskan experience by booking unique vacation packages through the Driftwood Inn!
Experience wildlife like never before with our Bear Viewing package, cruise through the sky on a scenic, one-hour flight to your destination for 3 to 4 hours of guided bear viewing, or book one of our year-round halibut and salmon charters.