Things to do in Lahaina
Also on the West side of Maui, Lahaina is a popular historic town located on the western shores of Maui, Hawaii. Originally the center of the Hawaiian Kingdom and capital city of Hawai’i in the early 1800s, Lahaina later became a major center of whaling activity during its heyday. Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, was one of the 1,500 sailors who set sail from Lahaina during this era in the middle 1800s. The National Register of History Places has Lahaina listed as a historical site, and Lahaina is brimming with many historical sites of interest, various activities and cultural venues. It is easy to visit all these places with the readily available Lahaina shuttles by SpeediShuttle.
Sites to See
If you’re staying in Lahaina for several days, the first item on the agenda should be a stroll down Front Street. Lined with shops, restaurants and art galleries, Front Street is lining the ocean, providing beautiful views. While on Front Street, you should visit Banyan Tree Park, home of the largest Banyan tree in the United States. This tree was brought to Lahaina in 1873 and now covers an entire city block with twelve major trunks. Your subsequent days in Lahaina will be well-spent taking the self-guided Lahaina Historic Trail tour of 62 historic sites that include the Baldwin Home, Hale Paahao jail and Jodo Mission, playing at the beautiful Ka'anapali Beach and hiking along the Kapalua Coastal Trail.
Besides visiting historical sites and lounging on the beach, there are a multitude of fun activities to enjoy. You will not want to miss the award-winning production of Ulalena at the Maui Theatre off of Front Street, a play that presents a picture of Hawaiian culture. Award winning and historic Old Lahaina Luau is a must experience while in Lahaina! Using Lahaina shuttles will ensure you can see everything on your itinerary.
Places to eat and rest
Lahaina abounds with fine eateries and luxurious hotels and resorts. Many of the hotels and resorts are directly on Ka’anapali Beach, Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay, which are rated as some of the best beaches in Hawaii. While there are any number of great restaurants that serve excellent food, a few of the standouts from the crowd are Frida's Mexican Beach House, a restaurant that celebrates the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the Star Noodle, and Lahaina Grill.
Visiting Lahaina will be an experience you will always remember. There are so many things to see and do, that it may be daunting to try to plan all the logistics. SpeediShuttle provides many types of shuttle and touring services, such as shared rides, scenic tours and private group travel. Enjoy each excursion to the fullest without having to do the driving. Lahaina beckons, so start planning your dream vacation now.