Let’s Visit Lahaina! Don’t Miss Anything Here!
Lahaina, on the island of Maui, is a dream Hawaii vacation destination for many, and for good reason. Having a temperate climate with summer highs in August reaching 88 degrees and winter lows in January averaging around 64, it allows for its visitors to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. And Lahaina delivers on its many offerings with sightseeing, beaches, adventures, and even golf!
One-of-a-Kind Experiences for All Ages in Lahaina
With outdoor adventures for the adrenaline seekers, historical areas for your studious partners, and marine life for your budding biologists, Hawaii is truly a one-spot-fits-all destination. Lahaina is the perfect location, offering a mix for every member of your vacationing group.
What’s the History of Lahaina?
For the visiting history buff, your Hawaii vacation can be spent uncovering a treasure trove of information. The Lahaina Historic District is a rich and full history. As it was once the capital of the kingdom of Hawaii, it was favored by visiting dignitaries, whaling ships, and missionaries.
In 1962, National Historical Landmark status was conferred upon the Lahaina Historic District, which encompasses the downtown area, Front Street, and its vicinity. Many of the buildings have been preserved and are open to the public for you to explore! To learn more about the fascinating history, read Maui's marvelous history!
What Historical Spots are in Lahaina?
- The Old Lahaina Courthouse
- Lahaina Jodo Mission
- Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse
- Hale Pai Printing Museum
- Lahaina Lighthouse
Sightseeing in Lahaina
Many people choose to go on a Hawaii vacation because of the abundant natural beauty. There are so many places to see in this gorgeous tropical state – and so many ways to see them, too.
What Ocean Sightseeing Opportunities are in Lahaina?
We have all seen photos of Hawaii. The beaches, the trees, and the sand all look so inviting. Now it’s time to hit the water and explore the teeming ocean with the many experts available. All you need to do is pick your adventure!
Will you be going out on a Maui Whale Watch Cruise, getting to see some of these huge mammals of the deep up close? Or is a Sunset Sail from Historic Lahaina Harbor more your style? To get up close and personal, you might choose a Lanai Dolphin Adventure and get a chance to snorkel. For those that want to check out the reefs, there is even a Glass Bottom Boat Reef Tour, which is something special and not to be missed!
Are there any Opportunities for Aerial views of Lahaina?
You’ve taken to the water; now it’s time to take to the air so you can see all the grandeur of the incredible island of Maui. As with the ocean, there are many different opportunities for you to explore the area.
You might choose to take a private plane via Maui Air Tours and take a sunset tour of the stunning sights. Or perhaps a helicopter is more your style – take this Waterfalls of Scenic West Maui and Molokai Helicopter Tour, and you will be able to tell all your friends back home about the amazing sights in Lahaina!
3 Must-See Lahaina Sights
From the largest banyan tree in the state to the island’s oldest standing home and a hike to see lava shelves and blowholes, these are the must-see sights of Maui’s Lahaina:
Hit the Links in Lahaina
For golfing enthusiasts, few places in the world are more sought after for golf than Lahaina. Since 1890, when the first game of golf was played in Hawaii, golfers have dreamed about playing on these courses. On these illustrious greens, Hawaii vacationers can expect to find stunning scenery, fantastic history, and champion-caliber courses.
Our recommendations include:
Enjoy Delicious Hawaiian Food with a View
What’s a Hawaii vacation without tasting all the delicious restaurant fare? Vacations are the time to splurge, not just with adventures, but with our taste buds, too!
Here are our top 7 recommendations for Hawaii spots that deliver the real deal when visiting Lahaina:
- Paia Fish Market
- Star Noodle
- Lahaina Marlin Bar
- Fleetwood's On Front St.
- Sale Pepe Pizzeria e Cucina
- Eating Local Lahaina
- Moku Roots
Adventures for Kids in Lahaina
You’ve taken the plunge and brought the kids with you on your Hawaii vacation. Now what? Never fear; there are tons of options for children of all ages! Whether your kids want to do things on land or in the water, Lahaina has an adventure certain to please.
For the marine lovers, go underwater with the Atlantis Submarine or check out the many ocean opportunities with the Whale Center of the Pacific. There are two interesting farms to explore, the Maui Dragon Fruit Farm, which also offers ziplining, and the Punakea Palms, where they grow bananas, pineapples, sugar cane, and more!
For something a little offbeat, check out the Lahaina Cannery Mall, where the whole family can learn more about Hawaiian culture and even find hula and ukulele lessons. Need to stretch those legs and maybe see some sea turtles (remember to look, but don’t touch!)? Check out Wahikuli Wayside Park, a local favorite!
Adrenalin-fueled Activities in Lahaina
For those individuals that come on a Hawaii vacation with surfing in mind (we see you!), checking out Surf Break Wall is a must. Need a refresher? There are plenty of surf schools nearby to choose from!
Another treat that’s not to be missed is ziplining – a magnificent way to view Maui. Perhaps going off-road is your thrill, in which case, have we got an ATV adventure for you! And don’t forget, you are on an island with some of the most beautiful waters in the world, which makes it a perfect opportunity to strap on a scuba tank and take to the ocean.
Bring A Reminder Home from Your Hawaii Vacation!
While your days and nights are jam-packed with sights and adventures, don’t forget to bring back a fabulous souvenir, like a gorgeous shark tooth pendant or turquoise composite Maui fish hook from Whaler's Locker! And remember - when you’re at the beach, keep a sharp eye out for shark teeth!