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Best things to do in Kailua-Kona

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Food
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“Kona Brewery is a "must" for anyone who likes beer. But even people who don't like beer will be impressed with the good food and 2,000 square-foot outdoor lanai. Brewery tours are available daily, and the "Growler Shack" is open daily for beer-to-go.”
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American Restaurant
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“Shoes optional! Can’t beat the food and views while you slip off your shoes to put your feet in the sand while you relax right in the ocean.”
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Department Store
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“Costco is a great place to purchase, wine, food and anything else you need. Also, it is the best place to get gas, almost a dollar cheaper than other gas stations. Costco is in Kona.”
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American Restaurant
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“This is the "upper" Huggo's that has higher quality food and nicer decor that what you'll find at "Huggo's on the Rocks" a few feet North. Both have live music many nights a week and are right on the ocean for breezes and sunsets.”
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Café
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“Coffee shop & cafe with beach views & sidewalk space goes from morning eggs to evening seafood.”
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Restaurant
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“Our personal favorite for lunch and dinner. Local-style Hawaiian comfort food with an emphasis on poke & fresh fish. Casual.”
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Coffee Shop
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“I teach yoga here Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:30 but there are classes Monday thru Friday and the view is amazing (so Is the food ) ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Might be our favorite restaurant, period! Excellent fresh Hawaiian fish every day. Jackie Rey's is a bit of a locals' favorite.”
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American Restaurant
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“Good food served in hearty portions, the upstairs restaurant of Splashers is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Seemingly one of the more efficient places in Kona, Splashers has good service despite being one of the busier places in town.”
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Real Estate Agency
American Restaurant
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“Magical night time setting for this restaurant situated in Holualoa. Call to make sure they will be open and make reservations.”
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Bar
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“Bar and Grill right near the ocean. Great spot to catch the game and grab a beer”
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Hotel
“Natural food store with a great deli, bulk spices, grains, teas, and a broad assortment of natural food products, produce, etc.”
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Lounge
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“Live music every night with a small dance floor. Dining room has a great view of the ocean! ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“An institution in Kona, Fish Hopper offers fresh seafood, flaming drinks, and a plethora of deserts. Watch boats, outriggers, swimmers, and maybe even dolphins as you dine overlooking the Kona Bay.”
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Museum
“Travel through time, back to the days of Hawaiian royalty at Huliheʻe Palace. Located on Aliʻi Drive in the heart of Historic Kailua Village in Kailua-Kona, Huliheʻe Palace is Kona’s only existing royal residence and one of three remaining in the state. Huliheʻe Palace was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1973 and today is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiʻolani. Built of coral lime mortar and lava rock, the palace features beautiful koa wood furniture, ornaments, artifacts, weavings, portraits, tapa cloth, feather work, and Hawaiian quilts from Hawaiʻi’s royal past.”
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