Lahaina was the former capital of Hawaii and a hopping whaling town. It's now all about saving the whales but it's still hopping and a great place to spend an afternoon especially if it's not a beach-going kind of day. Coming from Ka'anapali you will pass by the sign made famous by the Eagles.
On one end of Front Street (the main drag) is Mala. This is another place we go to year after year.
It's right on the water and has a great view so try to score an outside table. This time we didn't.
But after a Mai Tai, I didn't care.
Lamb sausage flatbread was a great start.
Follow by a fish-of-the-day sandwich.
And a tuna burger.
The fries were served with an addicting garlic mayo and I had our server take them away before I could eat the enormous pile. Good thing we were going to walk a while!
We made our way down the street on a particularly gloomy day in paradise.
Most of the shop fronts look like they could be on a western movie set.
Down the other end of Front Street is the banyan tree (or The Banyan Tree). It was planted in 1873 and is the largest in the United States.
Trust me, you won't miss it.
If you are lucky, you can see some adorable hula girls.
After all the walking and hula dancing, we were in need of some refreshment and headed to a laid-back watering hole, Moose McGillycuddy's.
But who am I kidding, every watering whole in Maui is laid back.
More info and reservations for Mala.