Things to do in Maui

Welcome to the beautiful island of Maui! This is one of the country’s premier vacation getaways, and it’s no wonder why – from the gorgeous mountains to the serene beaches, visitors are spoiled for choice. If you're looking for something to do in Maui, let Vinnie be your guide.

Maui-Kahului is a great place to start your exploration of the island. Here’s Vinnie Van GO's guide to the area, from as soon as you step off the plane at Kahului Airport! Reserve a shuttle with GO today.

Maui Annual Events

Maui Whale Festival

If you’re visiting the island in February, celebrate the peak of whale watching season with the Maui Whale Festival. For more than 30 years, South Maui comes alive with a parade, events, live music, and delicious food. Reserve a festival

Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival

Each June, one of Maui’s best culture and history events takes place at the Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival. Hosted by the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association and run by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association, this festival celebrates the skill and bravery of the Hawaiian and Polynesian ancestors. This is a great event for families!

Taste of Lahaina

The island’s most eagerly anticipated culinary event happens every September. All of the best restaurants on the island set up dozens of booths for Taste of Lahaina, bringing the most delicious flavors of the island together in one place.

Maui Stadiums

War Memorial Stadium Hawaii

This is Maui’s premier stadium for sports events and concerts. It’s only a short shuttle ride from all Maui-Kahului hotels.

700 Halia Nakoa Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

Maui Landmarks

Iao Valley

This lush valley in West Maui is just a short shuttle ride from all Maui hotels. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1972, but has been wowing visitors with its awe inspiring mountain views for centuries.


Ho’okipa, located on Maui’s north shore, is one of the most famous beaches for windsurfing in the world. Grab a towel, generously apply sunscreen, and hit the sand to take in breathtaking waves and the athletes that ride them.

Maui Tropical Plantation

This tropical working farm is one of the island’s most-visited sites. Visit and learn how sugarcane and pineapples grow, and take a tram tour ride around. This is a great place to visit with family and friends, and learn about another side of the island’s history.

1670 Honoapiilani Highway
Wailuku, HI 96793

Maui City and Neighborhoods

Maui-Kahului has some of the most beautiful nature in the world, and there are plenty of tours that will show you the best of it. If you’re looking for some adventure, check out Cruiser Phil’s Volcano Riders, for a guided bike tour around the volcano. Awapuhi Adventures provides hiking tours that will take you to waterfalls, freshwater pools, lava tubes, rock jumping spots, and much more! Looking for a tour at a slower place? Check out Temptation Tours for a guided experience of the island's best cuisine.

Maui Restaurants

Thai Mee Up

This local Thai place with a Polynesian twist has some of the best food on the island. Come for the crispy garlic shrimp and pork fried ribs – you won’t leave disappointed!

591 Haleakala Highway
Kahului, HI 96732

Acevedo’s Hawaicano Cafe

This Mexican and Hawaiian fusion restaurant is both reasonably priced and delicious. Try the carne asada fries, they’re some of Vinnie Van GO’s favorites.

190 Alamaha Street, Ste B
Kahului, HI 96732

Fresh Off The Boat

You can’t leave the island without trying some delicious and fresh seafood. Fresh Off The Boat is a food truck that serves up some of the best, daily.

2000 Mokulele Highway, Ste 63F
Kahului, HI 96732

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