The Kenai Peninsula is Alaskas vacationland, offering trail-laced mountains to the east, freshwater sports and coastal access to the west, and fjords and glaciers to the south. Visitor facilities are more developed and familiar here than anywhere else in the state.
The two most popular destinations for out-of-state visitors are the towns of Homer and Seward. Homer is famous for halibut fishing, ferry trips to the villages of Halibut Cove and Seldovia, and the famous Homer Spit. Seward is the primary launching point for tour-boat visits to the calving glaciers and beautiful inlets of Kenai Fjords National Park. Opt for Seward if time is tight and its got to be one or the other. The road route is shorter, with mountain scenery and trailheads, access to Exit Glacier, and a Kenai Fjords boat tour at the end. Its also accessible by rail from Anchorage.