Homer, on the southeast side of the Kenai Peninsula, is one of the best cities to visit for a sampling of Alaska's finest. A short distance (in Alaska terms) from Anchorage by road, Homer is not only accessible but also a great staging point for exploratory trips around Kachemak Bay and Katmai National Park. It's cultured yet civilized, wild yet well-trod; Homer is an Alaskan cliche.
If you're looking for bears, Katmai is the place. Across the Shelikof Strait from Kodiak Island and with a very volcanic and lunar-like landscape, Katmai National Park has smoking craters and salmon choked rivers. The main town in the Katmai environs is King Salmon. This leaves little doubt as to what locals fish for and also accounts for the large brown bear population.
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