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Kauai on a dime

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Kauai on a dime

My husband and I are coming for a one night trip in mid-May. (we get to fly free, since he works for an airline, but we are poor and don't want to leave our infant and toddler for long, hence the one night trip). What are the most scenic things to do in Kauai using public transportation, and is there a safe place to camp? Any input would be great, thanks!

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1. Re: Kauai on a dime

You have another thread with this question. You can ask more questions on that same thread vs starting a new one.

There is not much to see by bus. The bus only goes on the main highway. I guess the most scenic would be driving to the North Shore. It goes as far as Hanalei Town.

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Sorry you were greeted poorly at first. Some here are a bit narrow in their approach to travel.

That said, public transport is abysmal especially for access to camping areas. You won't end up with any time here net of getting around. Spring for the $40 bucks for a car on priceline or try the very iffy Island Cars if you can't rent anywhere else.

There are several older threads on camping including one in the FAQs that discuss the pros/cons of the various County Parks/campgrounds.

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Have you decided on # of days yet?

What are your primary interests for this trip? Beaches, hiking, history, waterfalls, canyon....

The bus schedule and route are online. (Kauai.gov) Remember that both are subject to change without notice. A mechanical issue could cause a long (or futile) wait at a bus stop.

Are you opposed to the car idea?

Happy planning. I hope you enjoy your trip.


Edited: 15 April 2011, 12:34
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