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Best things to do in Maui

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Really, really pricey but it has truly amazing food and service and the atmosphere is as old Hawaii as you can get these days.”
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National Park
“If you like to hike there are several to do in this area. Cooler temperature and amazing views. Lots of people come here to watch a sunrise.”
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American Restaurant
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“Great seafood at reasonable prices in a simple and unpretentious atmosphere. ”
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Shopping Centre
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“Upscale shopping center nestled among all of the high-end resorts in Wailea. There are several good dining options in the area as well”
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New American Restaurant
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“Great spot for happy hour and thin crust pizza or a sit down dinner. Locally sourced food, Lots of local beers on tap, great diverse menu and even better dessert! Try the chocolate pie :-p”
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Warehouse Store
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“While we try to support the local shops something have to be bought at Costco. It is recommended that you make a list of things you need and stop at Costco before you leave Kahului in route to South Kihei. Remember we supply beach equipment, snorkel gear and most of the things you need for a fantastic holiday on Maui. You will want sunscreen, food and drinks. ”
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Aquarium
“This is a smaller Aquarium but it is full of all the local species of fish and other animals you will see in the ocean surrounding you on Maui. I love all the exhibits and my grandchildren love going here!”
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General Entertainment
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“Hands down, the best luau in all of Maui (and all of Hawaii for that matter) is the Old Lahaina Luau. The Old Lahaina Luau has received numerous awards, and is considered to be unrivaled by tourist and locals alike. The show`s fame and talent even put them in the Macy`s Day parade. This luau sells out very quickly! When you book your vacation, the next step should be to call and make a reservation for a night you will never forget. The Old Lahaina Luau has it all! Situated on gorgeous, lush tropical grounds next to the water in Lahaina, guests will enjoy views Lanai, Molokai`, and, breathtaking sunsets. Guests are greeting with fresh floral leis and island cocktails upon entering the luau. Before the entertainment begins, take a walk around the beautiful grounds; enjoy the Hawaii arts and crafts that are available for purchase. Be sure to stand near the imu as the Kalua Pig is dug up for the night`s main course! The Old Lahaina Luau features an open bar, award winning food, and, the best traditional luau you will ever see! If there is just one activity you take in during your vacation, this should be it!”
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New American Restaurant
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“Amazing ocean front restaurant, great sunsets, great value if eating during happy hours (regular menu can be $$$$)”
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Café
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“This is a little bit of drive, maybe 10 minutes depending on traffic, but if you’re looking to overindulge for breakfast, you’ve found the right place. Macadamia pancakes with coconut syrup are a specialty, but be hungry. A few pointers as this place gets very busy and you should expect to wait. First, there is some seating on first come first served basis, but do not sit until after you’ve ordered – seating is tough so we do take out sometimes. Second, it used to be cash only, and I don’t know if that’s changed, so be prepared. Finally, while you’re waiting in line be aware of the chickens which frequent the outside of the restaurant. That said, this is a Kihei institution and you should give it a shot.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Famous for their mango salsa topped fish tacos and taco mountains. Their coleslaw has a delicious twist (horseradish?) and the atmosphere is fun with surfboard shaped tables and big screen tv's playing surf videos. Their customer service is world class. Not to miss.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Self-service with shared picnic table seating- gets very crowded Amazing fish burgers, fish & chips, fish tacos, seafood pasta...everything is delicious! Park behind Charleys in pay parking lot.”
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Beach
“While we love the close proximity to Charles Young beach, there are two other great beaches in walking distance from our unit. Of the three, we really enjoy Kam III for its soft sand and swimmer-friendly waters. It's also the largest of the Kihei beaches and is nearby lots of great shops and restaurants.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Great happy hour, drinks and apps! Need to watch a game, this is the place!”
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Park
“The most sacred place on Maui. Come here to learn about the Hawaiian history of Iao Valley, take a short hike to view the famous Iao "needle," or a longer hike into the valley. You can take a dip in the stream, picnic in the picnic area boasting pavilions and several little structures and gardens created to resemble the styles of various cultures of the early settlers here. This is a very special place! If you do not have a Hawaiian ID, there is a $5/car fee to park. You do not need to dedicate a whole day here, but we highly suggest not missing it. Schedule an hour one morning to check it out before continuing on with your day. :)”
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Concert Hall
“Maui's only large concert/show venue is only about a mile and half away. Check website for schedule. ”
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