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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Seafood, salads & breakfast in a simple, laid-back locale with a bar & Hawaiian music nightly.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pier
“Historic Hanalei Pier on the north shore a great spot to watch sunsets There are number of paces to rent kayaks and float down the river!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Open-plan restaurant & bar with bay views & chilled beers, burgers, wings & ribs on the menu.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you love just to chill by the bay , run or walk along the 2 mile beach , surf or learn to surf, or watch the sunset. This is one of the nearest beaches in Princeville and an all time favorite for locals. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
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Scenic Viewpoint
“Waimea Canyon is a must see. Try to go when the weather is decent to see the Kalalau valley and waterfalls. I will defer to the guidebooks for you to choose hikes to do. You can have an enjoyable time just driving up to the end of the paved road and working your way down. I suggest doing that because the lookouts at the top can get fogged in. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Fancier eats with small tapas-size dishes...but really yummy, eclectic tastes and great cocktails...upscale and classy ambience. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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“Gas is the cheapest here and so is FOOD. Kauai food prices are really high. But stopping by Costco after you hit the airport really helps! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee, bowls, pastries, and hot breakfast sandwiches. Hip local vibe. Check out the attached clothing boutique, too”
  • 29 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“Fun and laid back beach restaurant, live music and maitais with your toes in the sand :)”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Located on the western side of Kauaʻi.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Beach
“A beautiful lava pool! Please only visit if you are able-bodied and not during the winter months due to rough shore break! Please be careful when using this trail and pool access.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It is well known for its excellent windsurfing and views of the large coral reef that rings the island, great for snorkeling!”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fine dining at it's greatest. Wonderful food and atmosphere. On the resort property.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Upscale shopping center with several food and shopping options. Wednesday farmers market from 3-6 is packed full of produce, food and entertainment. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Restaurant located behind the Marriott in Lihue. Same menu as Keoki's out in Poipu, but overlooks a lagoon where you can watch stand up paddle boarders, etc ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Great views. Worth driving to the entrance to park and observe the nesting albatross and boobies even if you don't want to pay to go to the visitor center. Also great view of a cove.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Seafood, salads & breakfast in a simple, laid-back locale with a bar & Hawaiian music nightly.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Lounge
“Open-plan restaurant & bar with bay views & chilled beers, burgers, wings & ribs on the menu.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Fancier eats with small tapas-size dishes...but really yummy, eclectic tastes and great cocktails...upscale and classy ambience. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great coffee, bowls, pastries, and hot breakfast sandwiches. Hip local vibe. Check out the attached clothing boutique, too”
  • 29 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
“Fun and laid back beach restaurant, live music and maitais with your toes in the sand :)”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fine dining at it's greatest. Wonderful food and atmosphere. On the resort property.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Our favorite spot for a nice meal in a tropical setting. You can make reservations.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our Favorite restaurants.....Yes not all Burgers are created equal....”
  • 20 locals recommend

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