"Halibut Capital of the World" Top 5 Page for this destination Homer by karenincalifornia
Homer Travel Guide: 148 reviews and 370 photos
Homer is one of the funkiest towns I've ever visited. The Homer Spit is a string of quirky beach shops, cafes, campgrounds, tent communities, trailer parks, marinas, halibut and salmon fishing operations, and water taxi stands. Head over to the "downtown" area, and you aren't certain where the downtown is. You'll notice the urban sprawl with California-type strip malls - the product of a town that grew up without any planning. But underneath this funky, quirky, hippy exterior, you'll find delightful galleries displaying work of local artists, fun cafes specializing in local cuisine, excellent museums, fascinating book shops loaded with books by Alaskan authors, and an artistic, highly-educated and cultured community.
- Pros:Fun shops and restaurants, great location for halibut fishing and other Alaskan adventures
- Cons:Not really a "walking" town. Everything is spread out - you really need a car to get around
- In a nutshell:Homer's gotta have more trailers per capita than any other place in the US. Home of Jewel, the pop singer.
We didn't stay in Homer, but we stayed near Homer. Our lodge, the Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge, was a 30 minute water taxi... more travel advice
What Homer lacks in curb appeal, it certainly makes up for in originality. This is a typical street scene in downtown... more travel advice
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