Kauai’s capital city is Lihue, though with a population in the low thousands, ‘city’ may be overstating things a little.
It is the island’s main shopping destination, however, with a Macy’s and other big-name department stores you’ll recognize. You’ll also find a variety of good restaurants in Lihue.
The town’s proximity to the airport makes scenic air tours a major reason to visit.
Lihue is on the east coast of Kauai, just a little inland from the ocean and Lihue Airport.