We live in Alaska and have been to Homer several times. It's in our top two Alaskan towns we love to visit--might be number one. Great to have on anyone's list who plans to visit Alaska. Seward is smaller town and gets more traffic because it's less of a drive from Anchorage, but that place turns into a ghost town in the winter when the cruise ships stop coming. The only thing left open there in the winter is the SeaLife Center. Homer stays interesting year round mostly, because it has a lot going for it other than the touristy stuff on the spit that closes during winter.