West Maui Lahaina may, at first glance, seem like just another seashore town. But this lovely and pictureque city is full of life and brimming with history! Day or night, Lahaina is a site not to be missed. Lahaina started as an ancient Hawaiian fishing village.
Then westerners and their tall ships began sailing to the islands and Lahaina became a popular town due to it's natural harbor. Several of the buildings and much of the history of the area revolves around those early years of the 1800's Directions: Take Highway 30 west from Ma'alaea. Around Mile Marker #20 you can take any street going toward the sea to get to Lahaina. Front Street runs the length of the city along the ocean. Useful Information: Numerous natural and historical sites located in town Restaurants, shops and lodging throughout the area Limited parking on the street. Several pay, public parking lots in town Lahaina Harbor has a ferry boat that goes to the neighbor island of Lanai, 7 miles across the channel. Visitor Center located on Canal Street near Hotel Street Walking tours of the city available or pick-up a self-guided map from the Old Courthouse Museum