Don't have time to explore both Homer and Seward on your visit to the Kenai Peninsula? See how these two coastal towns stack up.

TownGetting ThereFeelMain ActivitiesLodging

Both Towns Have

Scenic drive from Anchorage

City by the bay

  • Halibut and salmon fishing charters
  • Sea kayaking

Well-developed; multiple good lodging options

Homer

Pros

  • Scenic drive w/lots to see & do
  • Scheduled flights (45 minutes)

Cons

  • Longer drive from Anchorage (4.5 hr )
  • No train service
  • Fishing and artists' town
  • More independent and adventure-minded visitors
  • Slightly sunnier
  • Romantic sunsets over Kachemak bay
Seward

Pros

  • Closer to Anchorage, shorter drive (2 hr )
  • Gorgeous train ride (4 hr , 20 min)

Cons

  • Train one-way, drive back = high drop-off fees
  • Train roundtrip = less mobility
  • No scheduled air service
  • Mix between charming coastal town and industrial
  • Fair amount of cruise traffic

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