on June 26, 2001
A whaling village theme, this is a colorful place to shop! Front Street houses historical buildings dating from the 1800s and the others have been built to look as if they predate 1920. The old wooden waterfront stores are part of the National Historic Preservation. Banyan trees sweep the streets. Lined with art galleries and cottage shops, it is very picturesque. Boutique designer clothing, loose and colorful, handmade jewelry, scrimpshaw, artful carving on whale ivory, and unique gifts border the sea. Coralstone Gift Shop holds some special treasures. Get a cone of shaved ice as you walk around and sightsee. Better yet, restaurants to sip those lei laden drinks the color of rainbows under palm thatched roofs and people watch are here too! In the harbor, CARTHEGINIAN II, a replica of the type of ship that brought the missionaries around Cape Horn in the early 1800's, is a great place to take photos! Hard Rock Cafe is here too, bringing the crowds.
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