The Small Town In Hawaii That’s One Of The Coolest In The U.S.

Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Maui’s main airport in Kahului and serving as the gateway to the lush Io Valley, Wailuku is often overlooked for more popular beach destinations on the island. With a perfect mix of old and new, this eclectic town is home to popular local shops, restaurants, and bakeries that have been around for generations, as well as emerging boutiques and laid-back cafes and coffee shops. With a population of 15,000, Wailuku is easily one of America’s coolest small towns – and here are 9 reasons that prove it.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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