At one time, during the height of the whaling industry, Lahaina Town was the Capital of Hawaii. It still retains some of the atmosphere from the raucous days when the town was filled with whalers. The Pioneer Inn still has harpoons and interesting artifacts left over from the whaling days and is a fun place to hang out, enjoy the music and watch the sport fishing charter boats return with their catch.
Huge marlin are occasionally seen at the weigh station and attract crowds.This is also a fun place to watch the sunset and local surfers playing in the waves off the harbor entrance. There are lots of fine restaurants on Front Street with decks over the water, serving great seafood and other local cuisine.
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In the cool shade of the Banyan Tree, one of the biggest in the world and is a favorite hangout of renowned Maui artists. You’ll discover some exceptional art here and get some local flavor in the process. Take some time and explore the interesting shops along Front Street and some in the next block. Lahaina is known for its fun nightclubs and lively music. It is not uncommon to run into celebrities strolling along the waterfront enjoying the scenery and unique ambience here. Dress in your coolest tropical outfits because it gets quite warm in Lahaina and there is not much sea breeze.