Probably the most famous landmark in Lahaina – the Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 by the Sheriff to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Mission. The tree was brought from India, and was only 8 feet high at the time of planting. It now has a dozen main trunks, and spreads over the better part of an acre.
Lahaina Fish Co. is an unassuming restaurant with amazing food. The ambience may not be as nice as Kimo’s Restaurant just next door, but Lahaina Fish Co. has some of the best seafood dishes on the entire island. Everytime we’re in Maui, we make sure to head to Lahaina Fish Co. and order a round of Lava Flows (pina coladas with strawberry syrup ... our favorite!).
As far as Lahaina goes, you can’t beat Kimo’s ambiance. Kimo’s restaurant has a great outdoor patio with a perfect view of the Hawaiian sunset. We love sitting at Kimo’s outdoor bar for tropical drinks and appetizers. We recommend stopping by for rounds before exploring Lahaina’s art galleries.
Lahaina has some surprisingly great art galleries. There’s plenty of spots with amazing surrealist paintings, and modern art, and so much more. If you spend Friday evening exploring Front Street, hang around for Art Night. The galleries will open late, offer entertainment, and the artists will even hang around to chat.
OUR FAVORITE STORE ON THE ISLAND
VINTAGE EUROPEAN POSTERS
This vintage European poster store is our favorite shop in all of Maui. If you’re a fan of design or art history — this is a must stop shop. Browse through hundreds of gigantic original graphic posters, talk to passionate employees, and enjoy incredibly rare and historic pieces of design history.