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Lahaina (Maui), Hawaii

The former whaling village, Lahaina preserves its 19th-century heritage alongside funky shops, boutiques, galleries and gourmet dining. It is also the gateway to the distinctive volcanic landscapes of Maui, known as the Valley Isle.

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Lahaina (Maui), Hawaii

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Explore Haleakala Crater, a dormant volcanic crater Hawaiians once considered one of the most sacred places on the island. Haleakala Crater is the highest point on Maui at 10,023 feet above sea level, so you'll have unparalleled views of the island from the summit. The volcano last erupted in 1790. However, evidence of volcanic activity from long ago abounds in the stunning streaks of gray, red, yellow and black that mark the flow paths of lava, ash and cinder.

Other Fun Things to Do

Explore the varied flora of the beautiful Iao Valley State Park and the Maui Tropical Plantation.
Go on a whale watch and experience the grace and beauty of one of the earth's largest living creatures, the humpback whale. (Note: This excursion is only available from December to mid-May.)

Sporting Adventures

Snorkel with dolphins and sea turtles on the Lanai Wild Dolphin and Snorkel Adventure.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Enjoy a tasty part of island history in a re-creation of Hawaiian luau tradition. The Kalua pig will cook all day on lava rocks in the Imu pit, where you will gather for the Imu ceremony. Then sit back and enjoy Hawaii's delicacies and authentic Polynesian entertainment. No Hawaiian experience is complete without this tradition.

Local Currency

The official currency of Hawaii is the U.S. Dollar (USD).

Weather in Lahaina (Maui), Hawaii


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 81.8° 27.67°
Average Low 63.7° 17.61°
Mean Temperature 73° 22.78°
Record High 88° 31.11°
Record Low 54° 12.22°
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 3.5 in 8.89 cm

Before You Visit

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