Planted in 1873, this massive tree is the largest of its kind in the United States and provides a welcome retreat and playground for locals and visitors, who rest and play music under its awesome branches. Many Lahaina festivals and weekend arts and craft fairs center on the Banyan Tree. The Banyan Tree is a popular and hard-to-miss meeting place if your party splits up for independent exploring. It's also a terrific place to be when the sun sets—mynah birds settle in
here for a screeching symphony, which is an event in itself.