Day Trips


When Leaving the City of Kenai you may want to consider visiting our southern and eastern neighbors. Daytrips South and East of the city of Kenai offer great Alaskan experiences. These unique communities are located along the scenic Sterling Highway and Seward Highway. Exploring the Kenai Peninsula will be a memory not soon forgotten.

Heading North/East

  • Sterling – Like to canoe? This community has an extensive canoe trail system that is nothing short of wild! Sterling also offers great sportfishing and guided hunting trips.
  • Cooper Landing – Nestled in the mountains, this community offers rafting, fishing, and hiking like no other. Allow yourself some time to explore this little gem.
  • Moose Pass – Surrounded by the Chugach National Forest, this town is known for an amazing network of hiking trails. And don’t miss their Summer Solstice Festival!
  • Seward – A place you can’t miss! This mural clad community has no shortage of year long activities. Whether you jog up Mt. Marathon, visit the famous Sealife Center, or brave the icy waters of the polar bear jump off, you will remember your trip to Seward. 


Heading South

  • Kasilof – This popular summer destination offers amazing fishing off the Kasilof River and Johnson Lake. While there you will want to visit the three state parks, near Tustumena Lake, the largest lake on the peninsula.
  • Clam Gulch – Known for its clam digging and beach combing, Clam Gulch offers breath-taking views of St. Augustine, Mount Illiamna, Mount Redoubt, and Mount Spur.
  • Ninilchik – You will fall in love with this little fishing community. Take a detour to the historical Russian Village and the Russian Orthodox Church. If fishing is on your mind, there is no shortage of charter services offered in this community.
  • Happy Valley – Take a pit stop at this small town with a big heart. Lodging and fishing available.
  • Anchor Point – Try your luck fishing on the famous Anchor River, and boast that you’ve been to North America’s most westerly community accessible by road.
  • Nikolaevsk – Russian Culture thrives in this tiny picturesque village. A great stop off the Sterling Hwy from Anchor Point.
  • Homer – If you enjoy great artwork, beautiful scenery, and amazing fishing then you will love Homer.
  • Halibut Cove – A beautiful little art community tucked away in Alaska’s first State Park, Kachemak Bay State Park. This community is only accessible by boat or float plane.
  • Seldovia – A quiet little getaway off the road system. A short boat ride or flight away, this town truly is one of Alaska’s best kept secrets!