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Everyone In Hawaii Needs To Visit This One Small Town This Summer

Located along Hawaii Island’s scenic Kona coast is Kailua-Kona, a historic seaside village full of natural beauty, royal history, and plenty of charm. In honor of the National Parks Service’s 100th anniversary, Smithsonian Magazine’s “Top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit In 2016” exclusively features towns near America’s greatest national parks. And, for obvious reasons, Kailua-Kona made the list for being just 22-miles from the famed Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Park.

Do these 16 places of interest in Kailua-Kona make you want to put this charming beach town on your summer bucket list? If you’re looking to explore more charming towns in Hawaii, check out this list of some of our most photogenic neighborhoods.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.