At the end of the road, on the tip of the Kenai Peninsula sits the quirky town of Homer—the ecotourism capital of Alaska. Artists, adventurers, and foodies all come to experience the town’s creative energy, great restaurants, and gorgeous wilderness. At the entrance to town, just off the Sterling Highway, you’ll find the Homer Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. These experts who work here can help you pick a tour, find a bed, and give you a hiking map.
It’s good to get advice from locals since Homer offers so many options: hiking, fishing, whale watching, glacier flightseeing, bear viewing, kayaking and more. Staffers can also answer a host of questions: How do I get across Kachemak Bay? Where can I find an RV campground? Where do I go to find eagles? How about a good cup of coffee? Can I fish from the spit? What is a spit, anyways?
Representing over 500 local businesses and known as the official welcome location for Homer, the Visitor Center is the perfect stop on your way into town. The visitor center has the resources and knowledge to point you in the right direction. The Chamber organizes local celebrations, like the town July 4th Parade, the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament and the Jackpot Halibut Derby, so it’s also a great place to find out about special events.
Whether you need a hotel room, a tent-site campground, a dinner reservation, or a flightseeing tour suggestion, the Homer Visitor Information Center has the staff and resources to help you make the most of your stay in town.
Summer: Monday–Friday, 9 am–6 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Winter: Monday–Friday 9 am–5 pm