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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“3.3 miles South. $2.00 taco Tuesday! Moose McGillycuddys is connected (2 for 1 breakfast coupons in magazines)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Nature
“This is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. It’s all white sand and the water clarity will blow you away! I love to spend mornings there for a nice long walk and swim but sunsets they’re also incredible!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Casanova is a local Makawao favorite for drinks at the bar or a nice sit-down Italian meal. The food is great and it is a relaxed place to enjoy dinner with friends or family.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“Amazing food - try the ahi club sandwich. Can't go wrong with a breakfast or lunch here!”
  • 55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Owned by Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, this is the best outdoor deck dining experience in Lahaina and it's right on Front Street. There is usually good quality live music and the food and service are consistently outstanding.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Café
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“They make amazing sweet and savory crapes beautiful Charcuterie platter’s, salads and great passion fruit margaritas, beer and wine. Great for breakfast, lunch and or dinner.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ The name Haleakala translated into Hawaiian means, "house of the rising sun." A trip to the summit of Haleakala National Park will give you a deep understanding of the power this sacred place evokes over those who visit. At 10,023 feet in elevation, Haleakala towers over the island of Maui. During winter, it is not unusual for the summit to receive a blanket of snow! It is a tad discombobulating to be sure, to stand with wet and frozen feet on the snowy summit, while gazing down at the warm Pacific, palm trees and white sandy beaches lining its shores. Those who dare to rise in the early am to begin their journey to the summit, will experience a sunrise like no other. It is captivating to be sure, to see the sun come up over Maui, as the crater`s colors, and the vistas below, change with the rising sun. The only event which may rival a sunrise from the summit, is a sunset! Any annoyance with the long drive up disappears instantly, once you have arrived for the show. Bring dinner and some hot chocolate to be ready for that soon-to-appear galaxy of lights, that starry canopy just overhead. There is a reason why Haleakala is home to some of the most powerful telescopes in the world. The clarity of the night sky is one that is perfect for astronomers to explore the depths of our universe. When visiting Haleakala National Park, you will find two visitor centers, hiking trails, cabins and camp grounds. Be sure to take a jacket and warm clothes when visiting Haleakala. The temperature can drop, and quickly! Also, be sure your gas tank is filled before heading up to the summit.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Garden
“They have a cafe and gift shop with some of my favorite lavender oils and lotions. Local honey and more!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing Pan-Asian Fusion place located in an industrial area in Lahaina. Be sure to make reservation. Wait time is longer than one hour w/o a reservation. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Farm
“7.8 miles NW. Tour the gorgeous grounds. Dine at The Mill House in open-air setting while you watch the zipliners. Mauitropicalplantation.com”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Outdoor shopping area with free nightly activities. Movie nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check their website for the list of movies for the month.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Located on Front Street in the hub of historic Lahaina Town, Kimo's oceanfront restaurant is a favorite for lunch and dinner. Be sure to order the hula pie for dessert! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Ho'okipa Beach: Ho'okipa Is Highly Recommended For Experienced Surfers. It Is Also A Wold-class Windsurfing Destination. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Route
“The winding 36 mile road to Hana takes you through lush rainforests and stunning views of the ocean. There are waterfalls and botanic gardens to visit along the way. It's a whole day adventure and I recommend packing a picnic since there are few opportunities to purchase food along the way.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Store
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“ The Hali’imaile General Store is located in what was once a general store for pineapple plantation workers during the 1920s. Today, it is home to one of the coziest restaurants in Maui, offering fresh American food with “Asian undertones.” The owner and chef, Bev Gannon, has used local ingredients to make the Hali’imaile General Store one of the top restaurants on Maui. Be sure to try the Sashimi Napoleon. This dish features layers of Ahi tartare, smoked salmon, sashimi ahi, crispy wonton stack and wasabi vinaigrette-to-die-for! Bev’s Chopped Chinese Chicken Salad and Coconut Fish Curry is another winner. Finish the meal with Lilikoi Brulee and Almond Brittle. If you find yourself upcountry or on the other side of the island, the Hali’imaile General Store is the perfect spot to stop for lunch or dinner. The Hali’imaile General Store is open for lunch, Monday – Friday, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and, for dinner from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Happy hours, bingo, trivia nights. Fun place! Go and watch the sunset across the street!”
  • 26 locals recommend