- The list below includes 23 free or cheap things to do in or near Homer, Alaska, including 11 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Kayaking, Hiking Trails and Breweries.
- From Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies to Wynn Nature Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Homer and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ninilchik and Kenai.
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The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies offers day and overnight youth and family camps at the Wynn Nature Center, Yurt on the Spit, and Peterson Bay Field Station. The center also offers group guided natural history tours.
At the 400,000-acre Kachemak Bay State Park, visitors often see sea otters, seals, porpoise, whales, moose, black bear, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves, eagles, gyrfalcons and puffins, make it a popular area for bird watching. The park is Alaska's first state park, and its only wilderness park.
Homer City Library is a treasured piece of Homer's landscape for it's beautiful modern architecture and commitment to serving the community with educational information. The library features an extensive catalog of titles and genres.
Hallo Bay has one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world. The Hallo Bay Lodge Bear Viewing company offers day trips up to trips lasting seven days to see these bears in their natural habitat, along with trips to view polar bears.
One of the oldest outfits and largest charter companies on the Kenai peninsula is Ninilchik Charters – Day Tours. They offer a variety of adventures including Alaska salmon fishing trips, halibut fishing trips, bear hunting, Sitka blacktail deer hunting, and razor clam digging.