Bike Down a Vol­cano

101 Things to Do (Maui) - - Contents -

24. HAVE A DOG DAY

Miss­ing your fa­vorite four­legged friend back home? Check out MAUI HU­MANE SO­CI­ETY’S

BEACH BUD­DIES vis­i­tor pro­gram. Those want­ing some ca­nine com­pan­ion­ship to ex­plore Maui’s pet-friendly out­door won­ders can “check out” a shel­ter dog for the day. Maui Hu­mane So­ci­ety be­gins each out­ing with a brief talk about safety, what to do and where to go on the is­land. When you ar­rive at the shel­ter, a staff mem­ber greets you with your Beach Buddy back­pack full of sup­plies and a freshly bathed dog who’s ex­cited to ex­plore Maui with you. Vis­i­tors can take Beach Bud­dies out ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Fri­day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick up-hours are at 10 a.m., and be sure to sign up at least 48 hours in ad­vance to get first pick of dogs avail­able for that week’s out­ing. Dogs are avail­able at a first-come, first-served ba­sis. For more in­for­ma­tion and to book a Beach Buddy dur­ing your stay, visit maui­hu­mane­so­ci­ety.org or call (808) 877-3680.

25. WALK AROUND LA­HAINA

Day or night, ex­plor­ing LA­HAINA on foot is a unique ex­pe­ri­ence, one where you’ll find HIS­TORIC SITES and MOD­ERN HANGOUTS dot­ting the land­scape of this FA­MOUS PORT CITY. HALE PA‘AHAO, an old stone jail that stands at the cor­ner of Waine‘e and Prison streets, has a col­or­ful past. Built in 1852, it once was the site where drunken sailors were rep­ri­manded for dis­or­derly con­duct. WAINE‘E CHURCH on Shaw Street is an­other his­toric land­mark. Built be­tween 1828 and 1832, it was the first stone church con­structed in Hawai‘i. The church has been re­built sev­eral times af­ter hav­ing been de­stroyed by fires and a whirl­wind. When the church was again re­built in 1953, it was re­named WAIOLA, “THE WA­TER OF LIFE.” It is still stand­ing to­day. Af­ter a day of tak­ing in La­haina’s his­tory, ex­plore the city’s cool NIGHT SCENE. Fine­din­ing restau­rants, ocean­front bars and ca­sual eater­ies serve is­land-themed dishes with a lively dose of mu­sic and danc­ing. The charm and char­ac­ter of La­haina is most vis­i­ble along FRONT STREET. In fact, this his­toric cor­ri­dor has been named one of Amer­ica’s “10 Great Streets” by the Amer­i­can Plan­ning As­so­ci­a­tion (APA), un­der the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Great Places in Amer­ica pro­gram. The group noted Front Street’s “wooden store­fronts, sec­ond-story bal­conies, pub­lic parks, art gal­leries, eater­ies, res­i­den­tial quar­ters” as part of what makes Front Street ex­em­plify “ev­ery­thing that makes La­haina, La­haina.” Also noted were the views of the WEST MAUI MOUN­TAINS and “an ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site dat­ing to the year 700.” Maps and guides are avail­able at LA­HAINA VIS­I­TORS CEN­TER (648 Wharf St.) and at the LA­HAINA RESTORA­TION FOUN­DA­TION, at the cor­ner of Front and Dick­en­son streets.

GOLF CEN­TRAL AND SOUTH MAUI

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