While you won’t find a large downtown area with the likes of Honolulu on the island of Maui, the town of Lahaina offers the perfect mix of charm and entertainment. As the island’s largest town and the only true walkable downtown area of Maui, this west coast town has a lot to offer.
After living the slow pace of island life, Lahaina Town may at first feel a little busy. However, this area is also packed with some of the island’s best shopping, restaurants, and art galleries, and is a charming area to explore on foot. Front Street runs along the oceanfront and is an eclectic mix of old buildings reminiscent of the town’s whaling days, historical sites, and modern shops, restaurants, and art galleries. While at first glance, this area can seem to be a little over-geared toward tourism, the nearly three dozen art galleries in town provide a surprising sophisticated element.
Whether you’re looking to pick up Maui-inspired gifts, a unique piece of art by a local artist, or a variety of clothing, Front Steet Lahaina is the place to be. Not only are there a wide assortment of shops interspersed along this route, but there’s also the added bonus of sea breezes and ocean views just across the street. Set right on the west coast, Front Street is an ideal place to catch the sunset, either from the seawall or from one of the restaurants located here.
Planning Your Excursion to Maui Landmarks
There are numerous public parking lots near Front Street Lahaina, with most charging a fee of $5-$10. Free parking spots exist but are hard to find, and often have a time limit between 30 minutes and 3 hours. This is one of the best Maui landmarks out there!
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