Visiting Lahaina Town on Maui
On the island of Maui resides a quaint little town that has played an integral role in Hawaii for hundreds of years, and continues to do so today. The coastal town sits right up against the water, and is considered a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, with many great restaurants, shops, and things to do throughout the town. Of course, we’re speaking of the town of Lahaina, a definite stop during your visit to Maui.
Dating back to the days when Hawaii was a sovereign nation, Lahaina was actually the capital of Hawaii for many years, and was the center of the whaling industry of the Pacific. Ships from all over the world made stops in the Lahaina Harbor, allowing the crew to unwind and the ships to replenish before setting back out to sea.
Today, Lahaina is still a very popular place, though it is no longer the capital city of Hawaii. However, the town center of Front St. is the place to be, whether it is during the day or at night. The daytime offers great places to shop and grab lunch, while the nights of Front St. includes a great atmosphere for dinner, festivals, and a thriving nightlife with many places to grab a drink, with the ocean always in near sight.
For activities, many daytime snorkeling and sailing tours depart from Lahaina Harbor, heading out to some of the top snorkel sights that Maui has to offer. Offshore island of Molokini is a short boat ride away, and the always popular Turtle Arches are even closer.
Nighttime activities include Sunset Sailing and Dinner Cruises, and night shows at the historic Maui Theatre. “Ulalena” and “Burnin’ Love” are two of the hottest tickets in town, and both shows are a great choice for an evening on the town.
Lahaina is easy to reach from anywhere on the island, with only a short drive separating Ka’anaplai, Kihei, or Kahului from one of the best towns to visit in Hawaii. Spend some time on Front St. and take in an evening show and experience all the fun that Lahaina has to offer.
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