Captain Cook Monument
You gotta love Waimea’s cheeky slogan, ‘Hawaii’s Original Visitor Destination,’ and here is the reason: Captain James Cook of the...
Waimea Hawaiian Church
Lucy Wright Park
A small municipal park next to Waimea River, offering a ball field, picnic tables, restrooms and showers. Camping is permitted on the...
Yes, it’s a bit touristy, but this place actually does a decent job at being a Western saloon, perfect for that paniolo in you (that’s...
9894 Kaumualiʻi Hwy · interesting places nearby
Ishihara Market information
Ah, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This nondescript grocery store hides a killer deli offering ‘ahi poke (cubed raw yellowfin tuna mixed with shōyu, sesame oil, salt and chili pepper), smoked marlin, stuffed ʻahi with crab, and oxtail soup. Faves like smoked-salmon poke run out early, so get here before the lunch rush. They’ve also got sushi bentō (Japanese box lunch), daily specials and marinated ready-to-go meats. Parking is hectic: be patient or park down the street and walk back.