Category Archives: Oahu

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 13, 2014

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* Thankfully tropical storms Iselle and Julio have passed and sunny skies have returned to Hawaii. * We’re finally seeing Hawaiian Airlines dip their fares into the upper $300s from the mid $400s — a seasonal best rate. Fares are now starting at $398 roundtrip but you must book by August 18 and travel from August 19 through December 12, ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 16, 2014

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* If you are thinking about a late summer or fall trip to Hawaii, it’s time to start to keep your eyes on airfare. Hawaiian Airlines is starting to show lower fares for travel between August 19 and November 19, 2014 with fares starting at $438 roundtrip. For a quick search of the lowest fares available from your home airport, we ... Read More »

Celebrating July 4th 2014 in Hawaii

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We always say that Hawaii knows how to celebrate a holiday and this fourth of July will be no exception. Independence Day celebrations in Hawaii include patriotic parades and fireworks, of course. In addition to those traditional events you’ll also find celebrations that are very unique to Hawaii, such as the juvenile honu (turtle) release ceremony at Mauna Lani Bay ... Read More »

July 4th Fireworks & Events near Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu 2014

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Oahu really knows how to celebrate Independence Day with a bang! We’ve created our annual list of all the top places to celebrate the day and catch an amazing fireworks show. July 4th Fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park (near  and possibly visible from Waikiki) Ala Moana Center has traditionally hosted Oahu’s biggest fireworks show and this year’s 4th of ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: June 3, 2014

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* Travelzoo has a great deal for a getaway at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. The deal starts at $599 for a three-night stay, which works out to just less than $200 per night for this four-star, newly refurbished hotel. They’re also offering five-night stay for $999, which also works out to just under $200 per night. ... Read More »

2014 Memorial Day & Weekend Events in Honolulu, Oahu

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Need ideas for what to do and see in Waikiki, Honolulu and Oahu for this Memorial Day? Check our recommendations for Memorial Day events and more. Memorial Day Events on Monday, May 26, 2014 Honolulu Mayor’s Memorial Day Service This annual event organized by the Honolulu Mayor’s office is a very popular event held at the National Memorial Cemetery of ... Read More »

Advice for driving and parking in Waikiki Beach

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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 ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: May 6, 2014

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* Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii, the Big Island, has a special offer of fourth night free, daily breakfast for two and a $300 resort credit. You might also want to consider this voucher deal of $699 for three nights through Travelzoo and see which offer better suits your needs. Read our Mauna Lani Hotel review. * Travaasa Hana, the ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanauma Bay Paradise

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Mahalo to Patricia Mazurkiewich for sharing this nice shot of Oahu’s Hanauma Bay with us. Hanauma Bay is arguably one of Hawaii’s most famous snorkeling spots, but this bay has another claim to fame. Hanauma Bay has been the setting for Elvis Presley movies. When Patricia shared her photo with us, she said, “Elvis Presley’s paradise is our paradise.” It ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Koko Head Hike View

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Mahalo to Sharon Ferguson for sharing this gorgeous Oahu shot from Koko Head. Sharon took this photo while hiking to the top of Koko Head on October 31, 2013. We’ve never hiked Koko Head, though we’d like to do so someday. Per TripAdvisor, this hike is described as a very strenuous, but with scenes like this one that Sharon has ... Read More »

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