Aloha and Happy Independence Day! Great food, fun and fireworks are all in store for visitors and residents of Hawaii this July 4th. Here’s the scoop for where to celebrate the day and catch the islands’ great fireworks show: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping Center typically hosts one of the island’s biggest shows and they draw tens of thousands of ... Read More »
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Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing another great photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.The reflection of the coconut trees and sky amplify this peaceful view of paradise. James took this photo at one of the Hawaiian fishponds at Makaiwa Bay on the Big Island. This fishpond is one of several located on the grounds of the Mauna Lani Bay ... Read More »
Is Hawaii, the Big Island, your destination for July 4th? We’ve got the lowdown of all the best fourth of July events and fireworks to celebrate this holiday. Waikoloa Beach Resort July 4th Events & Celebrations Waikoloa Beach Resort’s two shopping centers are hosting fun events and entertainment for the whole family. – Kings’ Shops hosts the 24th Annual Waikoloa ... Read More »
Mahalo to Nina Victor for sharing this gorgeous photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. We love the vibrant macro shot of this ginger blossom. It’s simply stunning! Happy Aloha Friday! Read More »
Will you be celebration July 4th on Maui? If so, you’ll find fun ways to celebrate Independence Day on Maui and also across the channel on Lanai. Here’s what’s happening this July 4th, 2015: Lahaina July 4th Fireworks and Celebration Lahaina Town hosts an old fashioned Independence Day celebration including music, food, kids activities and a grand fireworks show. The ... Read More »
Oahu is a great place to celebrate July 4th. You’ll find superb fireworks viewing and traditional events with a splash of Aloha. Here’s what you’ll find for Saturday, July 4th, 2015. July 4th Fireworks and Picnic on the Pier by the Might Mo in Pearl Harbor The Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts live music and fireworks at the Picnic on the ... Read More »
Mahalo to Mat Siltala of Arizona for sharing this awesome honu photo and this story with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mat took this photo at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on Hawaii Island. Here’s the story behind how Mat got this photo: I was admiring the beach and I had my big Canon D20 in my face not really looking ... Read More »
A drive (or tour) along Highway 72 on the east side of Oahu is not to be missed on your Oahu vacation. The dramatic coastline and crater views are impressive sights. One stop to include on your scenic, east Oahu drive is at the Halona Blowhole Lookout. From here, you can observe the waves crashing to shore and as pressure ... Read More »
Mahalo to Marco and Laura from Italy for sharing this awesome waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This waterfall, Manawaiopuna, became famous for its appearance in the movie “Jurassic Park.” As Laura said, “In fact it is the stunning background of the famous sequence of that movie, when the helicopter is landing on Jurassic Park island with the ... Read More »
* Outrigger Resorts is hosting a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes for four people. This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada with some restrictions. See this entry page and links to the official rules for more details. * Tommy Bahama and Maui Jim have teamed up for a Hawaii vacation giveaway for two. You must be a ... Read More »
Hawaii Vacation Tips & Tricks
- We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even any mid-sized city, you probably feel confident about driving anywhere, but many folks visiting Oahu ... Read More »