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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews farmers market lots of shops ali drive main drag kona inn tourist shops great shopping local vendors nice walk historical sites take your time cruise ship fresh fruit kona coffee the big island fish stroll
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pass on this area a lot like Lahaina. Unless you like shopping on your vacation pass on this. We go to get away from this and enjoy nature. A lot os shops selling trinkets

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank allisonakd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seaside road winds its way along the coast from the Marriott south to the Sheraton (and continues all the down to Napoopoo Rd in Kealakekua)... most of the shops and eateries are located towards the northern end, and are easily visited on foot (or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GC404
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to shop, eat and people watch! We enjoyed Bongo Ben's several times for breakfast, dinner and lots of sunsets and people watching.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BevM_Kansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

some nice shopping and bars. parking is expensive and/or very hard to find handicapped parking close enough to be useful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tazziazan0812
Reviewed 1 week ago

However, if you can handle the slow congestion of traffic, then it has lots of shops and eateries as well as views and a flea market of foreign objects. There is an artist worth seeing at the flea market.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chimera-shaman
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to walk/run, shop and/or just people watch. You can find just about anything you might need during youe stay in Kona.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Larry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opt to stroll this oceanfront promenade just before sunset or after dinner, as it is much too hot during the day. The town is very quaint and you will enjoy strolling past the shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and shaved ice kiosks. The view out to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some beautiful sights even though it's mainly for shopping and eating. Remember that there are some places to park on the next road over (Kuakini hwy). There are 2 markets that independent vendors are selling neat stuff besides the many other stores to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank loriw812
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun experience to explore all the booths here -- including the local fruits and vegetables such as cheromaya, soursop, papayas, mangos, bitter melon, and breadfruit --fruits that many mainlanders might not recognize off hand. Also many wood carvings, tropical-design fabrics and clothing,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank faniman95376
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great road, although a bit too many vehicles and could be more pedestrian friendly en-route to town. Once in town you have actual sidewalks, with lots of choices for shopping and restaurants. The historical walk along the seawall is quite nice, especially...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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13 January 2019|
Response from Road19093025255 | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the street fair that takes place every month, I believe it is held on the third Sunday of each month on Ali'i Drive.
Keira C
26 April 2018|
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Response from B J | Reviewed this property |
Agree, no sahops on the pier.
6 July 2017|
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Response from Brandon K | Reviewed this property |
There is public bus service in kona, but you really seem to be asking if there is a tourist bus that has a one price for unlimited stops and there really isn't. There are no ads for one and the different places to go are... More