Haleakala’s caldera offers wonderful colors to visitors at all times of the day // (c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

5. Tedeschi Wineries:
Located up country, this winery is tucked away on the slopes of Haleakala. Soak up the scenery, breathe in the fresh air and taste the vino. Make sure to try out the pineapple wine, yum!!

4. Old Lahaina Luau:
There are a ton of options for luaus in Hawaii, however Old Lahaina Luau is about as close to perfect as you can get. You can sample traditional hawaiian cuisine, an authentic luau show, and exotic tropical drinks while enjoying the sunset over Lanai; a truly stunning evening. Tickets sell out early so make sure to purchase them in advance.

3. Sunrise at Haleakala:
Arrive early, dress warmly and be treated to one of the most spectacular sunrises you will ever experience. Make sure to hang around for a while after the sun is up to watch the color show as light fills the volcano’s caldera. For added adventure combine with a return biking excursion down the mountain. It’s the easiest bike ride you’ll ever take, with virtually no peddling required.

The West Maui Mountains offer a stunning backdrop for Lahaina when seen from offshore // (c) GTH & Nathan DePetris

2. Ulalena Show:
Conveniently located in downtown Lahaina, this theatrical show is a combination of the best of musical theater and nouveau circus. A true must while visiting Maui, its beautiful music will replay in your head for days after the show.

1. The Road to Hana:
Route 360 from Kahului to Hana may only be 52 miles long but with 620 curves and 59 bridges that hug the sea, this is a road trip you will never forget. Whether you take on the drive yourself or allow someone else to drive it for you, you should plan this as a full day trip.

If You Go:
Tadeschi Winery
Old Lahaina Luau
Haleakala National Park
Maui Tourism Authority – Road to Hana