The Kenai Peninsula  is readily accessible by car, bus, plane, or train from Anchorage , making it perfect if you have a few days, but adventurers could easily spend considerably longer exploring backcountry areas or playing in the scenic towns.
The off-the-beaten-path settlement of Hope  has a picture-perfect collection of gold rush–era buildings along Turnagain Arm . A very scenic three-hour drive south from Anchorage, the town of Seward  is home to the Alaska SeaLife Center  (great for kids), along with Kenai Fjords National Park , where visitors can take guided hikes across Exit Glacier , join Resurrection Bay boat tours, or take longer day (or multiple-night) trips into the park.
A second highway (the Sterling) heads west across the peninsula through Kenai National Wildlife Refuge , where the Kenai and Russian Rivers are the scene of “combat fishing” as hundreds of anglers crowd the banks when the salmon are running.
The Sterling Highway continues west through Soldotna  before bending south to the end of the road, Homer . The Homer Spit , a sandy strip of land extending four miles into the bay, is the primary visitor attraction here, with charter halibut fishing , sea kayaking , Kachemak Bay tours to Gull Island  or the remote villages of Halibut Cove  and Seldovia , and some of the finest restaurants  and lodging  in Alaska. Inside attractions well worth a visit include the Islands and Ocean Center  and the Pratt Museum .