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Best things to do in Kailua-Kona

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.

Food
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“This is a must-stop for food, atmosphere, and local beer. Never have been disappointed. Make a reservation or you will be waiting at least 45 minutes.”
103 locals recommend
Department Store
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“If you have a membership- this is arguably the best place to buy groceries, beach supplies and the cheapest gas! ”
70 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a great place for affordable meals and drinks. There is always music in the evening. great place to watch the sunset. However, if you sit in the sand you must be able to get up from the low chairs. ”
84 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Beautiful ocean front setting. A little pricy, but a fantastic spot to have a romantic dinner.”
79 locals recommend
Café
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“Coffee shop & cafe with beach views & sidewalk space goes from morning eggs to evening seafood.”
71 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our personal favorite for lunch and dinner. Local-style Hawaiian comfort food with an emphasis on poke & fresh fish. Casual.”
44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Might be our favorite restaurant, period! Excellent fresh Hawaiian fish every day. Jackie Rey's is a bit of a locals' favorite.”
53 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“I teach yoga here Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:30 but there are classes Monday thru Friday and the view is amazing (so Is the food ) ”
52 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good food served in hearty portions, the upstairs restaurant of Splashers is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Seemingly one of the more efficient places in Kona, Splashers has good service despite being one of the busier places in town.”
37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Magical night time setting for this restaurant situated in Holualoa. Call to make sure they will be open and make reservations.”
52 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar and Grill right near the ocean. Great spot to catch the game and grab a beer”
28 locals recommend
Hotel
“Natural food store with a great deli, bulk spices, grains, teas, and a broad assortment of natural food products, produce, etc.”
36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great view with equally good food. I recommend breakfast to get your day started plus you get to watch the swimmers & paddlers in Kailua Bay. You won’t be disappointed with this restaurant.”
33 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Local musicians play here on a regular basis, including a group of local Ukulele players. Come enjoy the sunset and sounds ”
28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“if your looking for less expensive place to go this is it. They have a wide variety to choose from and reasonable price.”
33 locals recommend
Museum
“Travel through time, back to the days of Hawaiian royalty at Huliheʻe Palace. Located on Aliʻi Drive in the heart of Historic Kailua Village in Kailua-Kona, Huliheʻe Palace is Kona’s only existing royal residence and one of three remaining in the state. Huliheʻe Palace was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1973 and today is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiʻolani. Built of coral lime mortar and lava rock, the palace features beautiful koa wood furniture, ornaments, artifacts, weavings, portraits, tapa cloth, feather work, and Hawaiian quilts from Hawaiʻi’s royal past.”
27 locals recommend