Before permanently being moved to Honolulu, Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Her rich history includes a period in the 19th century where she was the center for the global whaling industry. Nearly 1,500 sailors settled or spent significant time here, including Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick.
Today, more than 55 acres have been designated as historic districts. You can still experience the town's flavors of ages past by walking down Front Street, or visiting landmarks such as Pioneer Inn, Seaman's Hospital, Hale Paaho (Lahaina Prison), and other places along the Lahaina Historic Trail.
In addition to historical trails and activities, Lahaina is filled with entertainment including a vibrant nightlife, fine restaurants, luaus, art gallaries, hiking, golfing, and beautiful beaches.