Sure, Homer's the "Halibut Fishing Capital of Alaska," but even non-anglers will revel in this charming, end-of-the-road Alaska town. An eclectic mix of artists, fisherman, and outdoor lovers make up the lifeblood of Homer, drawn by its slow pace and postcard-ready setting by the clear-water bay. You'll have to go out of your way to get here, but we recommend you do, and try to spend a couple days at least—this is one of Alaska's best small towns.
It’s roughly a 3.5 – 4 hour drive from Seward, and a 5 hour drive from Anchorage. You can also reach Homer along the Alaska Marine Highway by taking a ferry.