Traveling to the Kenai Peninsula to catch an Oilers homegame? Here are some of our local resources:
Many of you will be traveling into Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage which is home to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and the Anchorage Bucs and depending on the schedule you may be able to catch an Oilers game in Anchorage. If you are heading to Kenai your options are to drive a scenic 150 miles around Turnagain Arm and over Johnson Pass, which can take upward of 2 1/2 hours, or take a 20 minute flight on ERA or Grant Aviation directly into Kenai.
Kenai: You have several choices in Kenai: Kenai Airport Hotel, Uptown Motel , Kenai Aspen Suites, Quality Inn and Mainstreet Hotel.
Soldotna: Located 12 miles south of Kenai and where many of our ballplayers are housed. Soldotna choices are: Soldotna Aspen Hotel, Best Western King Salmon Motel, Soldotna Inn, Duck Inn.
For a more personal and truly Alaskan stay there are many many local Bed and Breakfasts and Lodges that can be found on the internet.
For more travel information visit our local visitors center websites: Kenai or Soldotna or Kenai Peninsula Borough
Plan for layers, our weather is unpredictable and fluctuates throughout the day. On the Kenai Peninsula, and especially at the Oilers ballpark, windproof clothing is a plus. Typical night at the ballpark is a chilly 58 degrees with a breeze.
Rentals are available at the Kenai Municipal Airport. Our local rental companies are Avis and Budget. Keep in mind the roads will be packed with motorhomes, SUV's and full size pick-ups, go for the upgrade and be sure you have plenty of room for fishing gear and that enormous catch you'll be wanting to ship back home.
Taxi service is available through Alaska Cab 907-283-6000 or 907-262-1555.