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Maui- Lahaina Town

Lahaina is a busy shop and restaurant filled port town, which though touristy, has enough history to make it worth a stop on your trip, or at least a drive through. I wanted to see the big old Banyon Tree down by the water, so we headed to Lahaina to check it out. 

Front Street is the main street in Lahaina. During the 1800’s, when whaling was a major industry, Lahaina was a place that sailors would visit, after being isolated at sea for months at a time. Lahaina was, for a time, also the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. We spent half a day here, eating breakfast and lunch and just poking around in the various shops along the shore. 

Tomorrow, I'm trying zip lining in the resort area of Ka'anapali.

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