Wailuku | Go Hawaii




What: County seat of Maui county and home to unique local businesses
Where: 10 minutes west of Kahului Airport
Just 10 minutes west from the Kahului Airport is Wailuku, a commercial center and the county seat of Maui’s government. Visit Wailuku and explore the charming wooden storefronts around Market Street, showcasing dozens of family businesses, many of which have been in continuous operation for generations. These off-the-beaten-path “Mom and Pops” are home to local favorite shops, restaurants and bakeries. Amid these cherished establishments, a new Wailuku is also emerging, featuring contemporary boutiques, stylish cafes and laid-back coffee shops. 
To find out more about this quaint town, take the “Rediscover Wailuku” walking tour developed by the Wailuku Main Street Association. The tour highlights more than 23 of the town’s fascinating historical and cultural attractions, including Kaʻahumanu Church, the Bailey House, Pihana Kalani Heiau and the ʻĪao Theater, built in 1927.
Nestled at the foot of the dramatic West Maui Mountains, Wailuku is also the gateway to lush ʻĪao Valley, once a sacred burial ground for Hawaiian chiefs and home to the iconic ʻĪao Needle.

As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed until January 15, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.
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