Interested in learning how to smoke fish, make rugs, or carve spoons—from a teacher who’s a local Alaskan? At the Homer Folk School, those locals pass along their unique skills, which come from a variety of traditions. Topics vary, but every class allows travelers and locals to get a deeper understanding of Alaska.
The Coastal Classic train runs between Anchorage and the town of Seward—a four-hour trip that’s the most beautiful along the entire Alaska Railroad. You’ll see Turnagain Arm as the train departs Anchorage, then a panorama of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and streams. You may even see wildlife like Dall sheep, Beluga whales, moose, bear, and more!
- Day Trip from Anchorage: Seward, Girdwood
- Multi-Day Trip from Anchorage: Overnight Seward, or add a stop in Girdwood
Visitors (and/or locals) can travel aboard the Homer Trolley to visit highlights in Old Town, downtown and the Spit from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. while enjoying narrative by their Homer sourdough driver, Berkly Davis. The tours start this Friday (June 14) and run through the summer.
Passengers can hop off and on as many times as they wish to visit the Pratt Museum, downtown art More...