Lahaina Front Street
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Lahaina Front Street

Lahaina Front Street
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Hit Lahaina’s scenic seafront main street for endless shopping, eating, nightlife and people-watching amid historic buildings and scenic views of the neighboring islands. You can grab some shaved ice before snagging some artisanal local handicrafts, sweet deals at the Outlets of Maui or checking out the fine art galleries that line Front Street. Along the way, don’t miss the Banyan Court Park and Hawaii's largest banyan tree which spans 1.94 acres and is over 150 years old. During the winter season, you can consider a whale-watching tour that departs from Front Street too. – Tripadvisor
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  • romadaro
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,567 contributions
    A Pleasant Way to End the Day
    Great way to end the day. We always go to one of the restaurants in the vicinity for dinner and then get a Dole Whip, ice cream or gelato and spend the rest of the evening browsing the shops. Always the perfect end to the day.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 17, 2022
  • BC Gal
    39 contributions
    Cute but like anywhere else
    Have loved visiting Front Street in the past, but this visit, we shopped elsewhere earlier in the week. Here, we saw more of the same things for sale but for more money. It was also very busy and parking was a little nuts. We'll give it a miss next visit, but if you've never gone, it's fun to come and walk around. The Banyan Tree is a fave spot to visit.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 4, 2023
  • Leanne D
    21 contributions
    Not sure what the hype was abour
    Very disappointed. Typical of any small town near the beach, streets are narrow, lots of one ways, constant traffic. Now that can be overlooked if there is some great shopping or some other draw. The banyon tree was interesting, some good tours go out from there, but the shopping was nothing to brag about. Jewelery stores sold the same thing you could get anywhere, the shops sold gelato, snacks and stuff I could get anywhere. We drove the area multiple times, most of the streets, looking for a nice shop to get something memorable as we had dedicated the day to it and had we not had a great tour from there it would have been a waste of a day. The city needs to step up and tend to some seriously needed repairs. My husband walks with a cane and it was like walking thru a mine field of uneven sidewalks that had chunks missing. We went, we saw, id not return except for the tours.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 29, 2023
  • TootleLou2
    Oak Grove, Minnesota134 contributions
    Just okay
    Too touristy for me. Too many people, too hard to find parking and same stuff in most stores (and overpriced). I felt like I was at a overpriced flea market. My husband went here 23 years ago and was excited to go. He was quite disappointed in it with all the changes. Banyan tree was an interesting stop but everything else was eh .. uneventful.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2023
  • PePpEg
    Adrian, Minnesota79 contributions
    Front Street - big variety of things to do,eat & see !
    Love love Front street. All the different little shops,places to eat,people watching & learning some history is all on front street. And there is the Banyan tree that takes up a square block.The harbor is where a bunch of tours leave from.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 5, 2023
  • Elise S
    Mastic Beach, New York2,854 contributions
    You can visit Maui and not visit Front St. in Lahaina
    Lots to do and see on Front Street. Beautiful views at sunset. Good restaurants. Lots of history to visit. The only negative thing is that on our last visit, we noticed quite a few homeless people compared to our previous visits, which we found very sad.
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 13, 2023
  • Gail P
    4 contributions
    Highly recommend! Scenic, historic, bustling.
    Very beachy small town feel. Loved browsing through all the art galleries here. Old Courthouse here but I was too late to visit. Next time I plan to eat at the fish house restaurant on the ocean there. There were other restaurants here, all full. Good live music at one location. Water tours leave out of here too if you're interested. I will be returning!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 22, 2023
  • janetc7575
    70 contributions
    OK but touristy
    This is good if you're interested in browsing a lot of touristy shops or looking for a restaurant to eat at, because there are plenty of both here. Views of the water are nice, too. You can park for free at the outlets and then walk up and down the street.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 8, 2023
  • Heather V
    Gulfport, Mississippi7 contributions
    Beautiful Lahaina worth a stop
    Beautiful historic Lahaina. Check out the oldest Banyan Tree (incredible large and branches expand along the whole park), museum, art gallery with local work that is affordable) and fun shops and restaurants up and down front street. It’s a great place to just explore and walk. Pay to park. Sunsets at harborare gorgeous!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 17, 2023
  • Carrie D.
    Cleveland, Ohio1,963 contributions
    Best Shopping on Maui
    We had a great time shopping up and down Lahaina’s Front Street, even though it was raining! We had been told that the best shopping on Maui was on Front Street and they were right. There were a lot of great stores. While some were selling the same t’shirts and touristy things, there were also a lot of specialty stores. We ended up doing most of our souvenir shopping on Front Street. We also stopped by the park to see the giant banyan tree, which was very cool. It’s a great place to spend a few hours!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 29, 2023
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pjgrad
Kent, WA502 contributions
Dec 2019
It's been a while since I've been here and I find its become too commercial for my tastes. Do travelers really want THREE places with $200+ miracle eye cream sellers aggressively selling their product with BS lines about "how beautiful" my skin is. UGH. I like the little boutiques and restaurants. I love the missionary and old town museums. Worth a look but avoid the burning eye cream slingers.
Written January 3, 2020
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Rae
100 contributions
Dec 2019
Great way to explore. Shops to duck into and windows to look in. Art work, tee shirts, food, gifts, shave ice, and a few hustlers trying to sell you some thing you might not want/need. Fabulous places to see photo murals that you might not be able to afford. But still fabulous. Places to grab a cool drink or an ice cream. Guys and gals in glass booths with torches making amazing things out of hot glass. People who will braid your hair into cornrows, or guys interesting carving things out of wood. Great evening walk to watch the sun go down or places to sit and listen to the waves crash on the beach.
Written October 17, 2020
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Steve Concialdi
Orange County, CA735 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
The stores & restaurants are open and when you are inside the shops or close to people, everyone is careful to wear their masks. The restaurants seem full & they are seating about 50% capacity. Some stores close at 8pm, while others are closing at 5pm. It’s a great walk with a gorgeous view of the sea & other islands in the distance. The sunsets are gorgeous and all the shop workers are happy to have visitors & customers. If you want to get away from COVID, Maui is a very safe place. They take precautions & everyone that travels to the island is tested. It was very safe & a wonderful get away! Highly recommend. Steve Concialdi
Written January 13, 2021
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Kristin H
Chinle, AZ18 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was a fun area and a great part of our Maui visit. There were so many shops to explore, the beautiful banyan park across the street and lots of ocean adventure guides just past the park. We ate in the open air shopping center at Cool Cats and highly recommend it. We spent a happy morning enjoying the shops and attractions on Front st. My favorite was watching Villy carve Tikis and having him explain about them. He has been carving them for 38 years! This place is a great way to spend a day rain or shine.
Written February 2, 2020
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JillClardy
Redwood City, CA835 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited to have lunch at Paia Fish Market. We also spent some time under the giant banyan tree and wandering Front Street. We read some of the history trail signs to try and understand how this place has evolved. We stopped in to multiple shops, including the brewery, an ice cream shop where we got Dole Whip, the General Store and an ABC Store. It was a hot August day, so we concentrated our meanderings on the shady side of the street. The A/C spilling out of many stores was pleasant, and we probably went into more stores as a result. The parking lot behind Paia Fish Market is a real money maker - $20 each which is more like big-city prices. I would like to spend more time here when it's not quite as hot; perhaps we'll come earlier in the morning next time.
Written August 30, 2021
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Shelly T
Minnesota12 contributions
Mar 2022
This is an interesting place, and the Banyon Tree park and other historical stops are cool, but the sheer number of people who are waiting to pounce on you to sell you something is gross. Lots of false advertising about boat tours and the like--exactly zero of those low advertised prices are real. Total strangers walk right up to you and goop moisturizer onto your face. Ew. Everyone seems to be trying to haul you into their space to hear their presentations and it gives a really bad vibe. If you can get yourself into a restaurant and watch this action from a distance, there are some good places to eat that are worth it, but the souvenir and t-shirt shops are all selling the same stuff, and you can find more unique and interesting things elsewhere.
Written March 15, 2022
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ShaverNancy
Shaver Lake, CA72 contributions
Jan 2020
If you need to purchase sandals, purchase a gift to take back home, or just take a look at lots of art work this is the place for you. Many different places to eat, enjoy a taste of cookies at Honolulu Cookie company or check out the Christmas tree decorations at the Christmas store. Great way to spend a couple of hours, parking is difficult but you can use the public parking lot and have your ticket validated-we did this at the ABC store. Just purchase something and they give you 2 hours of parking. Good way to see lots of art and clothing.
Written January 17, 2020
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Dec 2021
Front Street runs from the old Canoe's Restaurant site (now a church of some sort), past the backside of Cannery Mall/Safeway, and, at about the point when the Outlet Mall becomes visible, then the main part of Front Street comes to life.

Looking past the timeshare hucksters, the t-shirt shops, and many (still remaining) eating places, the historic buildings still wear their years proudly on their facades. This is a beautiful old town that may have become a little tacky over time (but the shops wouldn't be here if people were not buying).

Front Street pretty much terminates at the Banyon Tree/Courthouse complex and the Wharf Cinema Center. In between those several blocks of narrow sidewalks and throngs of tourists, are some interesting art galleries and Maui Hands (for those who want artists' pieces that are made in Hawaii).

Wharf Cinema is a main bus depot n the backside. To transfer to the other bus lines, look for the alley behind the Wharf Cinema.

I wouldn't recommend spending a whole day walking up and down Front Street but I would suggest stopping at Fleetwood's gallery, restaurant, and gift shop here, as well as continuing the exploration at the Courthouse by walking over to the Marina/Harbor and over to the small surfing beginner's beach.

Front Street also has some historic buildings that are available for touring and lots of historical markers with details about the area's past. There's also a history trail that helps newcomers get a feel for the history.
Written February 5, 2022
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SunshineCheyenne
California143 contributions
Jun 2021
Expecting a "town?" What this is is highly commercialized, crowded, and full of tourists. The facade of an old-fashioned laid-back town is deceptive with this many people crowding all the sidewalks and with long lines to get into every restaurant even during off-peak hours. Some of the more interesting places are closed, possibly due to the post pandemic recovery period.
Written June 24, 2021
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Seaview5
937 contributions
Jan 2020
We found Lahaina to be a delightful, lively little town. There were many shops and restaurants along Front Street. We particularly liked the Honolulu Cookie Shop where you could choose cookies to fill a bag or box. There were some unusual cookies such as Guava. At the end of the street was an open-air Outlet Mall with well known shops offering amazing bargains. The only thing we didn’t like was being frequently accosted to try eye-creams!!!
Written January 23, 2020
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