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Explore All Corners of Lihue in Hawaii

As the cultural and governmental hub of Hawaii, Lihue boasts a rich heritage, as well as some of the island's finest natural wonders and white-sand beaches. Home to the island of Kauai's most popular airport, getting from the plane to your Lihue rental car is a breeze. Kauai is the oldest island in Hawaii and its unmatched beauty can make anyone forget about their troubles. From towering mountains to lush forests and serene beaches, Lihue is the perfect travel destination for outdoor adventurers and history buffs. You can easily drive to visit every spot on your wish list.

Explore the Natural Beauty
When you're planning a trip to Hawaii, there is so much to see that it may be difficult to pack it all into one vacation. The Waimea Canyon, located on the west side of Kauai, is deemed "Hawaii's Grand Canyon," and stretches for about 14 miles long. This idyllic locale is beautiful at any time of the day, but taking the view in at sunset is unlike anything else. Located just north of Lihue, you can drive right over to Wailua Falls where the water cascades over an 80-foot cliff.

Dive into History
Lihue is home to numerous historical spots, making it an ideal place for cultural fanatics. One destination is Alekoko, or Menehune Fishpond, which was built nearly 1,000 years ago. This legendary pond has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973 and is one of the finest sites of ancient Hawaiian aquaculture. Visitors also enjoy the exploration of Kilohana, a plantation estate boasting a 16,000 square foot Tudor mansion that was once home to a prominent family. The Classic Kauai Plantation Railway takes you through this restored, working farm. Other spots to visit include the Kauai Museum and the Grove Farm Homestead Museum.

Relax
You're in Hawaii - why not lay your head in the sand for an afternoon? Lihue is home to stunning beaches like Kalapaki Beach, which is also home to the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. With unbelievable ocean views, golfers can play 18- or nine-hole rounds of golf along the half mile oceanfront stretch. Other beaches in the area include Hanalei Bay and Poipu Beach, both of which are slightly quieter than Kalapaki.

Thrifty Gets You Around the Island

Having a rental car in Hawaii lets you explore on your own schedule. It also gives you easy access to all the nooks and crannies that tourists don’t often get to see. So reserve your desired vehicle today – and we will expedite getting you behind the wheel as soon as you arrive in Lihue.