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Kailua Kona

. Finally, if you're interested in shopping for goodies, clothes, or other souvenirs of your trip to Kona, there's a limitless collection of kitschy shops and trinket stores in Kailua-Kona (and just about every other town on the Big Island). A walk along Ali'i Drive should more than satisfy any shopping addiction. Downtown Kailua-Kona also boasts an outstanding farmers' market, which is open every day but Monday. You can find locally grown produce, just about every kind of tropical fruit, koa wood carvings, leis, jewelry, and other items. The farmers' market is located at the corner of Ali'i Drive and Hualalai Road. It's also worth walking through the sprawling lobby of King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, located at the end of Ali'i Drive next to the Kailua pier. The lobby is full of displays of various aspects of Hawaiian culture, including traditional foods, fishing methods, music, and dress.