Travelers flock to the Hawaiian island of Maui for fun in the sun, but the fun does not have to stop when it rains. Stash this list of rainy-day things to do into your beach bag in case you need a backup plan.
History and Culture
Walk through an extensive exhibit on Maui's sugar history.
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
3957 Hansen Road
Learn about early Chinese influence in Lahaina town.
Wo Hing Museum
858 Front Street
Visit the Whaler's Village Museum and see what Lahaina was like when it was a busy whaling port in the 1800s. Don't miss the museum's collection of scrimshaw (intricately carved whalebone).
Whaler's Village Shopping Center
2435 Ka'anapali Parkway
Take a look at vintage Hawaiian fashions.
Aloha Shirt Museum
780 Front Street
Wine, Dine, Beer and Buzz
Nab one of the umbrellas on the patio at Aloha Mixed Plate and stay dry while sampling local dishes as well as the delicious view.
1285 Front Street
Enjoy a chat and a cup of organic coffee grown on the slopes of Halekala at Grandma's Maui Coffee Company.
9232 Kula Highway
Sample a red or white at the King's Cottage tasting room at Maui's Winery at Ulupalakua Ranch near the mountainside community of Keokea. (Tedeschi Vineyards)
Indulge in a relaxing Lomi Lomi or "Loving Hands" massage, which features healing prayers and dance-like rhythms.
1550 Piiholo Road
Drop in on a yoga class at one of Maui's many yoga studios.
The Studio Maui
810 Haiku Road, Suite 265
Art and Artisans
Visit Hot Island Glass and watch artists Chris Richards and Chris Lowry create glass-blown works of art.
3620 Baldwin Avenue Suite 101-A
Find a high-class, handmade Hawaiian souvenir at one of Maui Hand's three locations.
Lahaina Old Town:
612 Front Street, Suite D
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Suite 118
84 Hana Highway
Bring the whole family to the Kupanaha Maui Magic Show, a performance combining magic with Hawaiian myths and traditions.
Kanahele Room Theatre
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
2525 Ka'anapali Parkway
Visit Dan's Greenhouse in old-town Lahaina to gawk at tropical flowers, buy one of Dan's world-famous Fuku-Bonsai lava rock plants or play with miniature piglets and baby birds.
193 Lahainaluna Road
Activities for a Rainy Evening
Experience one of Hawaii's best cultural events---the theatrical production of Ulalena, a multifaceted stage production combining dance, music and mythology.
878 Front Street
Reservations highly recommended.
Head out for an all-night entertainment event at Warren & Annabelle's Magic Show.
900 Front Street, Suite A202
Rainy Day Projects to Keep Kids Happy
These 14 do-it-yourself projects will have your kids wanting to dive into the craft supplies every time it starts to sprinkle.
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