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The Oldest Town In Hawaii That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

Let me start by saying that it’s pretty difficult to determine the oldest town in Hawaii for a variety of reasons. Unlike other American states, Hawaii’s earliest settlements do not qualify as cities, as they are often features of urban societies with much larger populations than the communities in pre-European contact Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. But after some research on the subject, it looks like the oldest Hawaii settlement is Hawaii Island’s Hilo.

Ready for another trip to the past? Be sure to check out these 12 historic Hawaiian towns.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.