For those of us who have chosen Homer for home, this is an easy one. There can be no question that Homer has nothing like it in all of Alaska. Because of the geographical location, I would argue that Homer has no equivalent in all of the US much less elsewhere. It is a halibut fishing capital as can be evidenced by this photo…
This 300+ pounder was caught a few weeks ago on a local charter. Halibut and King Salmon can be caught just offshore of the Homer Spit. But fishing is only part of the attraction. Homer is a small but eclectic blend of Alaska, Nantucket, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. It has a laid back hippie feel mixed with arts/crafts, farming, and commercial fishing. My wife and I have had the good fortune to travel extensively. Some of the best food and scenery that we have ever encountered has been in Homer. Check out a unique Homer cooking school and their resorts from La Baleine at Within the Wild.
We may love Homer but no need to take our word. Here’s an article from Conde Nast Traveler.
Charming is not a word typically used to describe Alaska, a state known for grizzly bears, ice road truckers, and some of the largest swaths of untamed wilderness in America. But travel about five hours south of Anchorage on the Sterling Highway, and you’ll reach Homer, arguably one of America’s most charming coastal communities. The town’s nickname, “the end of the road,” refers to its location on a four-and-a-half-mile spit that unspools from the highway into the dark waters of Kachemak Bay.The rest of the article can be found here.
If you are looking for a one of a kind vacation, come visit Homer. You won’t be disappointed.