Alaska Road Trip - Homer and Homer Spit

To celebrate my husband's birthday, we decided to do a driving trip of Alaska.  We flew into Anchorage, rented a car, and spent the next two weeks driving.  It was an amazing trip.  We allotted around 6 hours to drive from Anchorage to Homer.  

Drive from Anchorage to Homer

The good thing about traveling to Alaska in June is you have a lot of daylight to explore.  We arrived into Anchorage early afternoon, rented a car, and started driving.  Coming from Phoenix - our sight was immediately assaulted with a beauty unlike anything we see in our daily life.  Every turn yielded mountains and stunning views.  

Tip:  Stop at the viewing area going into Homer.  We were treated to beautiful flowers and views.  A local gardener working the flower beds gave excellent advice as to things to see and do in Homer and the Homer Spit.

Homer Spit & Homer

What a wonderful place to visit - art galleries, seafood, street art, and incredible views.  We stayed at the White House Inn at the Waterfront, a perfect place for us to explore Homer and the Homer Spit.  This was the scene near our Inn, taken at 1130 PM in June.  Wow!  I heard about the days that never end but didn't realize what it would be like - beautiful hues!  

The Homer Spit is around 4.5 miles long and is a narrow strip of land filled with art galleries, shops, restaurants, and views of Kachemak Bay.

Stop for refreshments at the local Salty Dawg Saloon!

Our favorite locally owned place:  The Bagel Shop.  This was a highlight of our trip!  Serving up bagels with wonderful flavor combined with a divine chew factor...yummy before the fixings were added.  Bagel & Lox with a cup of coffee.  Yummm, wish I had one right now!    A rainy day was perfect for exploring the Pratt Museum, local art galleries, and NOMAR, a local manufacturing company.