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Why You Want to Experience a Thanksgiving in Homer Alaska

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? When you’re ready to start planning your trip to Homer, check our Things To Do page. You will find it packed with local insight on the best spots to visit during your trip to our area. Thanksgiving in Homer is a great time to experience Alaska’s natural beauty! 

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 fishing 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 in at one of our Seaside Lodges – While it is often called “Turkey Day,” you will be hard-pressed to find a turkey roaming the Alaskan countryside. Instead, enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and sample fresh-caught Alaskan seafood overlooking Kachemak Bay.

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 – While you relax over Thanksgiving plan ahead and book your once in a lifetime Bear Viewing Tour!  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.