09 Jun 10 things to do on the Kenai Peninsula (other than fish)
One of the popular things to do on an Alaskan vacation is to take advantage of the outstanding fishing – but what other things can you do on your Alaskan adventure?
Visit Kenai Peninsula’s amazing collection of museums.
The Kenai Peninsula is a great place to visit museums and other historical attractions. Go to the KMTA National Heritage Area Guide to hear about the fascinating history of the Alaskan frontier or visit the free-admission Seldovia Museum & Visitor’s Center.
Be amazed by the Peninsulas aquariums and ocean centers.
You don’t have to be a fan of Oceanology to love the Peninsula’s variety of aquariums! Visit the world-class, interactive Alaska Sea Life Center and the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, which boasts an impressive collection of both indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Appreciate the majesty of an Alaskan glacier.
Set some time aside to enjoy the splendor of one of the most iconic Alaskan natural wonders. Go to Exit Glacier to see the incredible, natural ice structure and explore the living history of the glacier by observing the plant life and varied types of rocks and soil around it, or visit the Chugach National Forest to see the breath-taking beauty of the hanging Middle and Explorer Glaciers.
Immerse yourself in Alaskan cultural history.
Kenai Peninsula has many historic towns and buildings, including the Soldotna Historical Society Museum, which features a historic log village, and the Historic Cooper Landing Post Office, where you can go back in time in the charming historic building, which is filled with old household and mining items. Our Soldotna cabin rentals are just a few minutes’ drive from the towns of both Soldotna and Kenai!
See the animals of Alaska.
The Kenai Peninsula has such a variety of animal species, so you’re sure to have a great experience birding, bear watching! You can also see whales, mountain goats, and sea otters in their natural habitats. At Alaska Moose & Spruce Cabins and Lodging, we have partnerships with many of the most skilled tour guides in Kenai so we can help you find and book the perfect tour to see Alaskan wildlife!
Explore the farmer’s market.
Kenai has vibrant local farmer’s markets that are a joy to stroll through and a treat to eat fresh produce from! If you visit in the summer, you won’t want to miss the outdoor Homer Farmer’s Market, which features not only fresh vegetables and other foods, but live music and other entertainment. Homer is just a little over an hour’s drive from our rental cabins in Soldotna, AK!
Visit the beach.
Explore the tidepools around the Peninsula to see a colorful collection of sea creatures at a tidepooling spot near the town of Homer, like Coal Point or Diamond Creek. You can also explore the Alaskan beachfront or go boating along the Homer Spit.
Go to an Alaskan festival.
There are many festivals in the Kenai community. One of the biggest summer attractions is the Seward 4th of July Celebration, which features the traditional Mt. Marathon Race, a charming variety of city-wide daytime festivities, and the jaw-dropping midnight firework display. In the fall, the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival offers an assortment of sea-related music and poetry-reading at the Salty Dawg Saloon, several key note speaker events, and wooden boat shows, music, and dancing!
Commune with nature at an Alaskan national park or nature center.
There are many beautiful and breathtaking nature centers and national parks, including the Wynn Nature Center, where you can take a tour guided by a knowledgeable naturalist and see Alaskan-native flora and fauna. In the Kenai Fjords National Park, you can experience the rugged landscape of Alaska in person, not too far from our Kenai vacation rentals.
Go hiking or walking.
The Alaskan countryside is covered with over 400 hundred unique, peaceful hiking and bike trails where you can recharge and explore with or without the guidance of a skilled guide recommended by our Soldotna cabins owners!