Indulge in the flavors of Alaska

Homer, appropriately deemed the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World,” is home to large commercial and sportfishing fleets. Take a fishing charter to catch salmon, halibut and more to ship home, or dip a line into Homer’s “fishing hole” – an artificial lagoon on the Homer Spit stocked with hatchery salmon. If you’d rather skip the work and enjoy the ocean’s bounty instead, try the day’s fresh catch at one of Homer’s many restaurants. Almost every restaurant in this fishing town includes a wide range of seafood. Halibut, salmon, rockfish, lingcod, scallops and oysters are all harvested in Kachemak Bay. On the Homer Spit alone, find offerings from elegant gourmet dining to local food trucks.

In addition, try the fresh, locally roasted coffee served at one of Homer’s tasty bakeries or a late-afternoon libation at the Salty Dawg Saloon or other local watering hole. Sip mead made from local honey or try a wine made from local Alaska currents, rhubarb, raspberries or other fruit. Travelers who prefer beer can check out Homer’s local brewery scene for samples ranging from crisp pale ales to deep stouts. For a guided introduction, take a brewery or winery tour.


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