Homer

Homer has a lot to offer besides the abundant espresso cafes. For a full background and cultural feel of this weird drinking town with a fishing problem the Pratt Museum is a must go. Located on the corner of Bartlett Street and Pioneer Avenue which is the primary business and tourist thoroughfare of upper Homer, it provides cultural insights of the residents and a guided botanical garden to learn of the many edible plants that grow wild on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. If you desire fine dinning and a pleasant wine and beer patio, be sure to stop in at Cups Cafe just down the ave. about half a block.

Crossing the Beluga Slough on Sterling Highway on the way to the other tourist district known as The Homer Spit you see several float planes docked waiting to transport people across the bay.

The Homer Spit is the narrow isthumus of land jutting out 4 miles into the Katchemak Bay just off the lower Cook Inlet. It serves as a ferry terminal to the Maritime Highway and water taxi across the bay to glaciers and hiking trails. Be sure to stop at The Spit-fire Grille for some great views of the Harbor and fresh local food.

Tourism is highly developed by the city in the form of a full service transient marina and R/V-tent camping grounds. Other city run campgrounds are on the mainland in town.

Restaurants and a hotel surround the marina where Bald eagles can be viewed gliding along the shore feeding. Halibut fishing to win the daily derby prize is done at the lagoon.

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