With endless activities, Front Street serves as a historic landmark located in Lahaina town. Enjoy a stroll alongside the vast blue ocean, with a perfect view of the island of Lanai. Passing by friendly faces under Hawaii’s sun is the perfect environment to be in when visiting Hawaii.
Front Street is also home to many shops. Spend your time purchasing souvenirs or buy a new bikini or a local Hawaiian T-shirt in the surf shops you can visit here and there. You will also be captivated by the variety of work and photography produced by artists sitting in numerous art galleries scattered along the busy street.
Still, you can’t spend a long day of shopping on an empty stomach. Make sure to stop by one of Front Street’s many restaurants, like Lahaina Pizza Company or Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. For a quick snack, you can also stop by an ice cream or shave ice shop to satisfy your needs after a lot of walking up and down the street.
Located at the end of Front Street, is Lahaina’s own Banyan Tree Park. This tree, one of the oldest Banyan trees in the country, is the perfect place to relax in Lahaina town, surrounded by many small shops and restaurants. The branches and leaves cover an area of 200 square feet, the perfect place to catch some shade. This tree, now 60 feet tall, was imported from India as a gift to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the missionaries, starting at a mere 8 feet tall! Since 1837, the Banyan tree serves as a famous Lahaina landmark making Lahaina town the place to be.
Lastly, another fun experience, “Second Friday,” is a monthly event that takes place on Front Street from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It’s a party that includes a mix of live music by island favorites, as well as traditional style hula performances. Local vendors come down to sell products and serve deliciously prepared foods. This night also showcases island arts and high-end crafts. In addition to this crazy night, a whole list of shops and restaurants give customer discounts for this one day out of the whole month.
Front Street, Lahaina, was ranked one of the “Top 10 Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association, and they’re not wrong. It really feels like Hawaii, with the wooden storefronts and the mesmerizing ocean always in view. There are so many places to pick up souvenirs, shops to grab a quick snack, and historical buildings and sights to see. You can’t go to Lahaina without stopping by to take a walk down Front Street and experience all it has to offer.
And remember when you are looking for a great place to stay, just a few minutes drive away, please consider Kahana Village for your vacation needs! We would love to have you!