History and museums
Ali'i Drive is the main street of Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, USA.
Ali'i Drive is the main street of Kailua-Kona on the western side of Island of Hawaii, USA. It is a coastal road, which faces the Bay of Kailua, which is home to many historical sites, resort hotels, souvenir shops, markets and churches.
Ali'i Drive starts from the crossing with Kuakini Highway, just north of Kailua Pier, and ends at Keauhou Shopping Center in Keauhou, with the northern part of the drive being busiest. At Kailua Pier, passengers from cruise ships come ashore by launches. Along the road are souvenir shops for tourists as well as local businesses, a farmers' market and many resort hotels of varying sizes. The historical sites are: Ahuena Heiau where King Kamehameha spent his retired life, the Hulihee Palace which was used by the royal family of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Mokuaikaua Church which was the first church in Hawaii, and St. Michael's Catholic Church.