Tip: Which southern town on Kauai was featured in the 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park"?

 Currently: Kauai Popular Areas Waimea

Waimea

Life on Kaua`i is heavily influenced by its lack of anything close to a city. Its small towns—really more like neighborhoods—are slow-paced, interconnected and unassuming. Waimea, at the gateway to Waimea Canyon, is all that and more.

The community’s dedication to

its rich heritage has not gone unnoticed. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has included this west side town on its short list of a dozen U.S. destinations that have “lovingly” preserved their communities.

Located just far enough from major visitor destinations and the seat of politics and commerce in Lihu`e, this community tends to fend for itself. Sugar and taro are still cultivated and thrive along side tourism, genetically engineered crops, rocket launches at the nearby naval base and high tech industries housed in the West Kauai Visitor and Technology Center on the outskirts of town.

Waimea is the site of one of Hawaii’s most significant events. It was here, in 1778, that British navigator, Captain James Cook, came upon Kaua`i and discovered the Hawaiian Islands for the western world.

- courtesy of 101 Things To Do

Articles Related to This One
Hot Clicks - All Islands
  • $565+ Hawaii 3-Night Vacations with Air – FREE Hertz mid-size rental!
  • Come be a part of history – VIP access is only the beginning
  • Be front row at Pipe! Enter here to win a trip to the North Shore with the ASP.
  • Free Unlimited Golf in October at Turtle Bay this Golftober.
  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel - 4-night Romance Package just $1709
  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel - 4 night Best of the Beach package just $1385
Shop for
Package type:
Departing from:
Depart:
 
Going to:
Return:
 
Adults:
Seniors:
Children:
Search for packages
More package search options from Expedia
Going to:
Arrive:  
Return:  
Adults:
Seniors:
Children:
Search for packages
More Package search options from Expedia
Departing from:
Depart:
 
Going to:
Return:
 
Adults:
Seniors:
Children:
Search for flights
More flight search options from Expedia
Search for hotels in:
Check-in: Check-out:
Rooms:
Adults:
Children:
  Adults:
Children:
  Adults:
Children:
Search for hotels
More hotel search options from Expedia
Pick-up location:
Pick-up:
Drop-off:
Car class:
Search for cars
More car search options from Expedia
Select a top destination:
Departing in:
Cruise length:
Search for cruises
More cruise search options from Expedia
Destination:
Start date:
End date:
Search for activities
More activity search options from Expedia
Current Specials - Kauai
  • From $1,339 - Kauai Hyatt Hotel 5-Night Package w/Airfare, Hyatt Hotel Stay, Breakfast & Taxes
  • $1,139+ The St. Regis Princeville Resort: 3 nights with air. Includes FREE Hertz mid-size rental PLUS kids 17 and younger stay FREE.
  • From $1,403 - Big Island + Kauai + Maui Island Hopping Trip: 9 Nights Incl. Air, Transfers, Hotels, Breakfast & Taxes
  • Discount Hawaii Car Rental - Jeeps, exotic cars, motorcycles, and more!
  • Guaranteed cheap car rental rates with national rental companies
  • Save up to 50% on your car rental with major USA car companies - Discount Hawaii Car Rental
  • From $1,245 - 9 Nights Island Hopping: Oahu, Kauai & Maui w/Air, Hotel & Breakfast. Spend 3 Nights in each island.
  • Enter here to win the ultimate Hawaiian surf trip to the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and be front row at Pipe!
  • Luau, dinner cruise, snorkel and more! Book all your activities in one place
  • Come and be part of history at surfing’s ultimate experience with one of our special package offers. VIP access is only the beginning...
More of our Current Specials on Kauai
Packages

Hawaiian Airlines: Special Offers