来到荷马就像是打开弹出贺卡一样 ， 总有意想不到的惊喜。在距离荷马三公里处的斯特林高速公路会有几道美食，勾起游客的食欲，但是却不会按照充满魅力而又多姿多彩的前方小镇内的餐厅一样准备大餐。因为这条路是峭壁沿途最后一个朝向东拐弯的地方，这里可以俯瞰卡契马克湾的美景，荷马的景色也是一览无余。山峦、皑皑山峰、冰川和著名的荷马岬是如此地壮丽秀美，这条狭长的陆地一直延伸到美丽的深蓝海湾中。
荷马市中心北起高耸悬崖之间陡峭山峦的先驱大道 ， 南至卡契马克湾。难怪如此之多的阿拉斯加人都选择来荷马度假：这里风景秀美，气候温和宜人。社区共有居民 5,390 人，北部基奈山脉为他们阻挡来自北方和东部的严寒。冬季温度很少会降至零度以下，而夏季温度也很少会高于 70 度。游客们都在此流连忘返，有意犹未尽的感觉。穿梭于精致的博物馆、餐厅和艺术画廊之间，美丽的风景和卡契马克湾另一侧趣味横生的旅程，不要说呆上一周，就是用一生的时光也无法将美景尽收。
荷马湾的另一侧是卡契马克湾国家野生公园 ， 这个公园占地面积为 350,000 英亩 ， 在这广袤土地上冰川、山脉、供划艇用的保护水湾、四通八达的铁路系统 ， 步行也可欣赏这人间天堂。漂流者、背包客和露营者搭乘水上巴士，即可远离荷马的喧嚣，尽情享受野外世外桃源的幽静。
荷马岬细长形状的陆地 ， 长 4.5 英里 ， 延伸到卡契马克湾中间位置 ， 是夏季纷繁活动项目的枢纽中心。无数的游客来到这里，或是在沙滩上露营，或是包船去捕捉体积庞大的大比目鱼、或在海滩上漫步，还有一些爱鸟人，为眼前所见、极大数量的秃鹰而瞠目结舌。游客们可在此处预订包船垂钓，或单单是租赁一套鱼竿和鱼线，在荷马岬环礁糊（也就是著名的垂钓点）一试身手。五月中旬到六月末，游客还可以在这里捕捉到鲑鱼王，从八月份开始银鲑也开始迁徙。
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Dedicated to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center features interesting natural history displays covering those distant Aleutian Islands. Interactive exhibits include a replica seabird colony, complete with bird calls, films, a hands-on discovery lab and daily guided walks.
Thanks to its across-Cook-Inlet location, Homer is a major departure point for bear-watching trips to Katmai National Park and Preserve
. Located on the Alaska Peninsula, 100-plus miles southwest of Homer by floatplane, the park is home to some of the largest brown bears in Alaska. During the summer air taxi companies offer flightseeing trips so passengers can witness bears feeding on spawning salmon or strolling along the Katmai's wilderness coastline.
During the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
more than 100,000 shorebirds arrive at Mud Bay in early May, making it the largest bird migration site along the Alaskan road system, and that in turn attracts hundreds of birders to the four-day festival. During Early May the tidal flats around Homer become the staging area for 130 species of birds, including more than 20 species of shorebirds.
With more than two dozen charter captains working out of the Spit, fishing is one of Homer's most popular activities with the most sought after species being halibut. Most captains try to take advantage of the two slack tides and often leave early in the morning for a 12-hour trip with passengers spending the day jigging for the giant bottom-feeder.
Located halfway between Homer and Halibut Cove on the other side of Kackemak Bay is Gull Island whose 40-foot high cliffs attracts more than 16,000 nesting seabirds: puffins, kittiwakes, murres and cormorants among them. Several charter boat operators offer tours to the birding paradise on cruises that often include spotting sea otters as well.
Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby
Spanning five months, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby
begins in May and often ends with the winning angler weighing in a 200 to 300-pound halibut. Tickets can be purchased for the event and a list of the leading fish viewed at the Halibut Derby Office located in the Small Boat Harbor on the Spit.
Karl E Wynn Nature Center
Situated on the bluffs above Homer and operated by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Carl E Wynn Nature Center is a 140-acre reserve that features short interpretive trails focusing on native flora and fauna. There is also a visitor center with additional exhibits and from which naturalist-led hikes depart daily in summer.
The best sea kayaking in Homer lies across Kachemak Bay in the protective coves and bays of Kachemak Bay State Park
. Kayaks can be carried across the bay and dropped-off with a water taxi operator or rented from an outfitter that maintains a supply of boats within the state park.
Pratt Museum is Homer's outstanding cultural center. The museum is filled with local art and Alaska Native artifacts as well as interactive displays on the area's wildlife, including a remote gull-cam, which you can watch Gull Island's roosting birds in real time. The museum's award-winning exhibit is "Darkened Waters," an emotional look at the Exxon oil spill. Outside is the Forest Ecology Trail, where paths wind through the trees and past small exhibits.
Located appropriately near the bustling Small Boat Harbor on the Homer Spit is the Seafarer's Memorial, a solemn and touching monument dedicated to the locals who have been lost at sea.
Kachemak Bay is home to an abundance of marine wildlife and charter boat operators can help visitors view the largest species; whales. The cruises often last six hours or more with passengers searching for humpbacks, orcas, minkes, finbacks and gray whales in Kachemak Bay and Kennedy Entrance.