There's a reason travelers come from all over the world to experience Alaska...
With its unique beauty, wildlife, and fun, there's nowhere else on earth where you can have quite the same adventure.
In summer, Alaska's mild weather and midnight sun provide an incredible setting for hiking, biking, wildlife watching, fishing, and more.
Hop in your car, and in less than five minutes from almost anywhere you'll find yourself at the base of a stunning trailhead. And with hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, you'll never run out of fresh views.
From unique and inspiring festivals to delicious dining against a backdrop of panoramic ocean views, Alaska has it all. If you want a fresh, local scene, visit Anchorage's weekly Farmer's market. In the mood for a little more culture? Pop into some of the museums and art galleries up and down 4th & 5th avenue.
In addition, Anchorage is home to theaters, pubs, shopping, and an indoor water park. And Homer, although famous for being the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World," is best appreciated for its incomparable Alaskan beauty. It is quite literally at the end of the road, extending the tip of the awe-inspiring wonder of the Kenai Peninsula almost five miles into Kachemak Bay.
This unique land feature is called "the spit" after the ancient glacier that created it, the 2nd longest in the world. Homer provides an unparalleled view of not just the sea, but majestic mountain peaks and mystical glaciers.
If the adventurer in you chooses to brave the Alaskan winters, you're in for a magical treat.
Dog sledding, skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, and, of course, wildlife watching are just a few of the activities to try. On top of that, Alaska provides exhilarating snowmobiling experiences and luxurious train rides that carry you to magnificent glacier cruises.
Although the crisp ocean air, stunning views, and glimpses of the Aurora Borealis are reasons in themselves to visit this beautiful State.
In addition to being a feast for the eyes, Homer offers an impressive variety of activities that appeal to all kinds of adventurers. It is the home port of the fishing vessel Time Bandit featured on Discovery Channels' Deadliest Catch.
Homer offers fresh and delectable local food to please even the most discerning palate, as well as art galleries, museums, and one-of-a-kind shopping. To those who want to fully experience Alaska, in addition to unbeatable fishing (do you see that King salmon?), visitors will thrill to bear-viewing adventures, hiking, kayaking, beach-combing, horseback riding, biking, boating, and even kite-surfing for the truly daring.
The Kachemak Bay coast boasts the 2nd largest tide differentials in the world. Watch the water move up to 30 feet vertically every six hours, and when it goes down be awed at the tiny worlds you'll find buzzing underneath every rock.
Many types of whales and other marine life make their home in the waters of Kachemak Bay, and it is not uncommon to see them-even from the shore. But keep your eyes on the land too, as bald eagles, moose, and bear also call this wilderness landscape home.