From Hanapepe, the charming Kauai town that inspired the Disney classic Lilo & Stitch to the tiny community nestled near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, the Hawaiian Islands are home to countless small towns worthy of exploring. Truthfully, Hawaii is a collection of charming small towns – including the capital city of Honolulu, there are only 6 towns with a population of more than 30,000. 

Across our beautiful islands, you will find rural villages nestled along mountain slopes, historic plantation towns stuck in time, and coastal communities with epic beach access, but none are as incredible as Hale’iwa – and our readers agreed. Whether you visit for a day or an entire week, there is so much to love about this charming coastal community in the Aloha State. Here are our favorite things to do in Haleiwa.

From the Hawaiian Island of Oahu to the coast of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, come along with OnlyInYourState as we introduce you to the best Small Town Getaways you can take this year. From nature lovers and foodies to history buffs and shopaholics, there’s something for everyone within these unforgettable, two-day itineraries curated by our local travel experts just for you.

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There’s truly so much to love about the small town of Haleiwa. So, tell us, what else do you need to know to start planning your trip and packing your bags? To discover more attractions nearby, check out these 17 can’t-miss destinations on Oahu’s north shore.

Not Your Average Bucket List Podcast

Only In Your State’s podcast Not Your Average Bucket List takes a deep dive into Haleiwa, Hawaii, and everything it has to offer. Our hosts, Marisa Roman and Sara Heddleston, discuss what their “Perfect Day” in Haleiwa would consist of. From wildlife hiking trails to sleeping in a cottage by the ocean, take a look at the infographic below to get your own suggestions for the perfect day exploring this small town.

To discover even more about visiting Haleiwa, Hawaii, in a fun, easily-digestible manner, tune in to OnlyInYourState’s brand new podcast, Not Your Average Bucket List, where we talk all about this charming town. Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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