Homer Travel Guide

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Homer Local History

The first inhabitants of the Homer area were the Pacific Eskimos and then the Denaina Indians who lived on the shores of Kechemak Bay. It was the Russians that first found coal in the 1800's and by 1889 Homer became a major coal producing centre with the first town being establishd at the end of Homer Split and named after Homer Pannock.

Homer Attractions

Homer Shopping

The Spirit of Alaska - The shop sells many interesting native crafts to suit every budget. Another place to visit is Homer' Gold Mine Gifts which sels everything from handcrafted artifacts to souveniers of Homers gold mining days.

Homer is home to many artists and sculptors and authentic artworks are sold throughout the town. Remeber to always look for the Made in Alaska symbol when shopping for gifts.

Homer Activities

zapzone Lazertag - When the children get too much take them along to Zapzone Lazertag (2809 Boardwalk Drive) to get rid of their energy. Even mom and dad can join in the fun attacking one another with hand-held phasers.

Homer Restaurants and Bars

Homer has a number of restaurants serving a large variety of cuisine from all over the world including pizza, pasta, chinese food, hamburgers and chips. .

However the best local cuisine is definitely fish and seafood. .

Highlights include delicious Alaskan Salmon, Homer's renowned Halibut, smoked trout and succulent crab.

Homer Restaurants

Two Sisters Espresso and Bakery - located at 106 W Bunnell Ave. The restaurant has a small deck where you can enjoy a lovely breakfast as well as a tiny but delicious bakery. Also great for well priced lunches of quiche, pizza and soups.

Cactus Cafe - located at the Spit. Cactus has take out as well as a lovely outdoor seating area in Summer. Highlights on the menu include ginger curry tofu wrap for vegetarians, Halibut burrito and fruit smoothies. Closed Sunday.

The homestead - located at Mile 8, 2 East Road. The best dinners in town. Tuck into the delicious Mediterranean pasta, half pound of king crab, sauteed scallops and do not miss their famous crab and shrimp cakes.

Lands End Resort - located at the end of the Spit. This elegant put fairly pricey restaurant serves some of teh most mouthwatering breakfasts and has absolutely stunning views of the bay.

Homer children's activities

zapzone Lazertag - When the children get too much take them along to Zapzone Lazertag (2809 Boardwalk Drive) to get rid of their energy. Even mom and dad can join in the fun attacking one another with hand-held phasers.

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