Top things to do

Top Choice Aquarium in Seward

Alaska Sealife Center

A fitting legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil-spill settlement, this $56-million marine research center is more than just one of Alaska’s finest attractions. As the only coldwater marine-science facility in the Western H…
Top Choice Museum in Homer

Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center

More a research facility and museum than a visitors center, this impressive place has numerous cool interactive exhibits. The best is a room that’s a replica seabird colony, complete with cacophonous bird calls and …
Top Choice Cafe in Seward

Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery

Located in an old high-ceilinged church, this place serves espressos, Italian sodas and bagels, displays great local art and hosts live jazz on Tuesday nights. The best place to read the paper and check out the view…
Top Choice Seafood in Seward


The most innovative of Seward's waterfront eateries, this airy, steel-walled spot features a good selection of small plates such as pacific cod ceviche, Jakolof Bay Oysters and crispy razon clams. The entrees are eq…
Seafood in Seward

Ray’s Waterfront

Vying for the top dining spot in Seward, Ray's has amazing views, carefully crafted seafood dishes and attentive service in a fine-dining atmosphere that retains its Alaskan vibe.
Cafe in Seward

Resurrect Art Gallery Coffee House

Head to Resurrect Art Gallery Coffee House for a latte and a quieter atmosphere.
Fusion in Homer

Cafe Cups

In a charming little building (you’ll know it by the cups outside) with a changing menu that includes excellent curries and fresh fish. Though the food is delicious, the service can be quite harried.
Italian in Homer

Fat Olives

Housed in the old ‘bus barn,’ this chic and hyperpopular pizza joint and wine bar serves affordable appetizers such as prosciutto-wrapped Alaskan scallops and delicious mains such as wood-oven-roasted rack of lamb. …
Organic in Homer

Fresh Sourdough Express

This is the first official ‘green’ restaurant in Alaska, and you can taste it. Almost everything is organic and as much as possible locally raised or grown. Come here for ample breakfasts. Box lunches are also avail…
Bakery in Homer

Two Sisters Bakery

This quintessential Homer institution has great fresh-baked bread and light snacks. There is a lilting air to the open-kitchen that seems pulled straight from Johnny Depp's classic Chocolat. The gorgeous waitstaff a…