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Lanai City


Lanai City

What: Lanai’s central town
Where: Central Lanai, three miles from Lanai airport
Just 3 miles north of the airport, Lanai City was founded in the early 1900s as a plantation town at the center of the island’s booming pineapple industry. In its heyday, Lanai was responsible for 75 percent of the world’s pineapple production, and the fruit is still celebrated in the city’s annual Pineapple Festival. Located in Lanai’s central highlands and at an elevation of 1,700 feet, Lanai City is noticeably cooler than coastal areas of the island.
Many of the shops, restaurants and businesses of Lanai City are found near Dole Park. This grassy spot is a popular place for locals to gather, meet and picnic. The towering pines lining the park provide just the right amount of shade on a sunny afternoon.
Lanai City is also a great place for unique shopping, inexpensive dining, as well as history and culture. Visit the Local Gentry, a small boutique clothing shop with unique finds. The Lanai Art Center displays local artists' works, from ceramics to watercolors. Or, are you looking to immerse yourself in the unique cultural history of Lanai? Then, plan a stop at the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center to help guide and plan a visit to one of the many cultural and historical sites on Lanai. After window-shopping, or a cultural site visit, grab a cup of coffee from Coffee Works, or pull up a chair at the Blue Ginger Café, Café 565 or Pele’s Other Garden for a true local dining experience. For entertainment, enjoy the local entertainment and ambiance at Lanai City Grille. You'll also find additional dining and shopping options at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai. 
Finally, Lanai City is home to two outstanding hotels. Hotel Lanai is a country inn with charming plantation-style décor secluded amongst the Cook island pines.

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