Kenai Peninsula Information

The Kenai Peninsula is a vacationer paradise offering world-class sport fishing, wildlife viewing and an inspiring variety of artistic and cultural destinations. The Kenai/Soldotna area has over 16,000 permanent residents. The region is rich with wildlife, including bald eagles, bears, moose, caribou, loons, trumpeter swans, porcupines, and even seals that follow the salmon upstream. At the mouth of the Kenai River at Beluga Point you can observe beluga whales feeding on the hooligan that seasonally enter the river.

Where to Eat

Soldotna Area Restaurants

St. Elias Brewing
434 Sharkathmi Ave
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907) 260-7837

Excellent brick oven pizza, salads, etc. along with in-house micro brew.

Mykel’s Restaurant
35041 Spur Highway
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907) 262-4305

Fine dining in a comfortable yet casual atmosphere.

Buckets Sports Grill
43960 Sterling Highway
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907) 262-7220

Good beer and pub food. Great burgers.

Kenai River Brewing Co
308 Homestead Lane
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907) 262-2337

Great local micro-brew and excellent food.

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
43543 Sterling hwy
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907)-260-5666

The best Mexican food in town.

Kenai Area Restaurants

Paradisos
811 Main St.
Kenai, AK  99611
(907)-283-2222

Specializing in fine Greek, Italian, Mexican and Steak and Seafood.

Charlotte’s Cafe
115 S Willow St. Suite 102
Kenai, AK   99611
(907)-283-2777

Great soups, salads and lots more.  Excellent place to have lunch

Louie’s Steak and Seafood
47 Spur View Drive
Kenai, AK 99611
(907)-283-3660

Tons of nostalgic “Alaskana” wall decorations along with top notch steaks and local seafood.  Highly recommended for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Cooper Landing:

Gwin’s Lodge
14865 Sterling Highway
Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572
(907) 595-1266

Cooper Landing roadhouse, restaurant and bar.

Things

To

DO

Rafting

Rafting on the Kenai Peninsula is quite diverse and can lead you to some of the most remote, picturesque and challenging sections of its many wild rivers. For more information on these trips, please see the following links:

Canoeing

Canoe rentals are available for the nearby Moose River or Swanson Lake trail through a variety of local outfitters. Typically they have several available and advance reservations are not required for a day trip. If you are interested in an overnight or guided canoe trip, please see:

Hiking

Hiking on the Kenai Peninsula is very popular and there are a number of well-established trails of varying degrees of difficulty. For specific information on different trails and hiking locations, please see:

Golf

The beautiful Kenai Golf Course is the only full-service 18 hole course on the Kenai Peninsula. Chances are you’ll catch a glimpse of a sandhill crane family, a mama moose with twins, or a pair of bald eagles while you play.

Sea Kayaking

A variety of sea kayaking trips are available from three Kenai Peninsula locations: Whittier, Seward and Homer. Please see the following links for additional information:

FlightSeeing

Float planes are not just handy for accessing remote fishing locations, they are nice to just fly around in and command a bird’s-eye view of the area. These tours vary in price according to the number of people and the duration of the flight. Please contact the following flight service for further details:

Glacier Cruise

The Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most popular things to do on the Kenai Peninsula. View a magical wonderland of steep mountain fjords, calving tidewater glaciers, and abundant sea life. For booking information and to see cruise options, please see:

Conservation Organizations

The importance of looking after our environment, rivers and fisheries is of the utmost importance to make sure these precious natural resources are here for generations to come.