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Best things to do in Kailua

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“Beautiful beach. No bathrooms, showers, lifeguards, nor parking lot though.”
138 locals recommend
Park
“One of the best beaches on the island. Lots of water activities, like kayaking, surfing, canoeing...”
92 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great fresh fish specials, steaks and salad bar. Watch out for their Mai Tais. They only let you have 3. ”
85 locals recommend
Trail
“Fun hike for all able bodied. It's a shorter hike (about 30 minutes to the first look out) but leads to one of the most beautiful sights overlooking Lanikai Beach”
48 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“- Cinnamons is good too! We used to go quite a bit. They are known for their unique pancakes!”
47 locals recommend
Café
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“Food is incredible, farm to table goodness. Also great for coffee or lunch. ”
47 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“This is the grocery store we shop at the most, followed by Target and Whole Foods, depending on our needs. Foodland wins out because of it's excellent deli, fresh & local produce, and good customer service. You could eat exclusively from their deli during a week's stay and eat sometime new and yummy every day.”
32 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Excellent local coffee shop, can have a semi-sandy floor, basic sundry store for basic needs. Beach lunch cafe as well.”
46 locals recommend
Clothing Store
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“Shaved ice and clothing shop all in one! This shaved ice is SOOOO good! Local flavors as well as traditional. Shaved ice on top of Mac nut ice cream of vanilla ice cream. Oh! And don’t for get to snow cap it. A delicious toping drizzled over your gourmet shaved ice. Yummo!”
41 locals recommend
Trail
“Great hike for families that has a stunning view of Lanikai Beach at the top!”
27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great breakfast spot. Probably best corn beef hash Ive ever had, Eggs Benedict's are pretty good as well.”
34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The chef Jason is awesome. He is also a skin diver and the fish is fresh. He is a gourmet chef. Bring your own wine and Safeway is right next door.”
29 locals recommend
Bar
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“A little Hawaii style restaurant tucked away in the middle of Kailua town. My favorite here is the Coconut curry fish with the green papaya salad on top. ”
27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Another great beach to check out. Kailua bay is a Mecca for kite and windsurfing. ”
15 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“A family favorite, whether we need a fresh smoothie with island flavor or treat ourselves to an acai bowl, Lanikai Juice is our "go to" place!”
38 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Unique and popular for its Macadamian Nut Pancakes. Not a fan of pancakes? Boots and Kimo's homestyle cooking is just as delicious and worth a trip to try! The restaurant is a bit far from my AirBnB location, but is worth it if you plan to spend your day at Kailua Bay and do some hiking/water activities. ”
26 locals recommend