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Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and Homer Travel Guide

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Plan Your Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and Homer Vacation

There are few places in America that offer such a diverse array of natural beauty as South Central Alaska. From whales to glaciers, there is something to satiate every nature lover's appetite. Unlike those of most of Alaska, the wonders of South Central are traversable or viewable by car. There are roads to a majority of the beloved spots in the region.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Fishing In summer, salmon fill the rivers, which you can fish with a guide from your own boat or from the bank. Fishing for halibut and rockfish is also possible from charter boats out of Homer or Seward.
  2. Wildlife Urban moose, black and brown bears, sea lions, Dall sheep, gray whales, and bald eagles are all common in the region.
  3. Scenery Boasting views of volcanoes and mountains that fall right into the water, the Kenai Peninsula is a buffet for the eyes.
  4. Glaciers Get up close and personal with glaciers on a tour to ski, dogsled, or hike a glacier’s surface, or paddle out to one.
  5. Accessibility With a network of roads and ferries, this region is easily accessible. No matter where you go in the region, you're only a few steps away from the wilderness.

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When To Go

Summer is the peak season all over the state. In South Central this means it is rarely too hot or too cold, particularly along the coast, although rainf...

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