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.