Hawaii isn’t necessarily known for being the first; I mean, we were the last state to become part of America and everything takes a few months to make its way to the Hawaiian Islands from the mainland. But, there are a few Hawaii firsts that are worth knowing about – and the following are eight such things. Read on and be amazed!

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Had you heard of any of these Hawaii firsts? If so, which ones? Do you know of anything else that happened in Hawaii first? We’d love to read your comments in the section below!

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Out and about in Hawaii

Where can we find small towns in Hawaii?

  • Kapalua is located along Maui’s northwest coast and although small, it is a popular small town with visitors.
  • Kalihiwai on Kauai is a wonderful place to find a little peace and quiet amidst stunning nature.
  • Honomu on the Big Island is only approximately 0.5 square miles and is one of the best smallest towns in Hawaii.

Read on to learn about some of the many other charming small towns in Hawaii.

Where can we find the best bars in Hawaii?

  • Smith’s Union Bar, also known as Smitty’s, in Honolulu, has been a Hawaiian Chinatown favorite since 1935.
  • The La Mariana Sailing Club in Honolulu is a popular retro tiki-themed bar and restaurant.
  • The Hali’imaile General Store in Makawao serves up some of the best mai tais in Hawaii.

Read on to learn about many other exciting bars in Hawaii.

Where can we find the best shopping in Hawaii?

  • Tin Can Mailman in Honolulu is an antique shop specializing in all things vintage Hawaiian.
  • The Lonohana Chocolate Tasting Bar in Honolulu carefully crafts chocolate in small batches.
  • Hilo Hattie, with locations on most of the islands, is home to the largest selection of Made-In-Hawaii gifts, clothing, jewelry, food, souvenirs, and more.

Read on to learn about some of the other places to go shopping in Hawaii.