Category Archives: Oahu

Aloha Friday Photo: View from the top of Diamond Head

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Mahalo to Wyman from Singapore for sharing this excellent photo of Honolulu. Wow, what a view! Wyman took this shot from the top of Diamond Head. Though the 0.8-mile hike (one way) to the top of Diamond Head will probably get your heart pumping, the view makes every step worth the effort. See our Diamond Head hike post for tips. ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: July 12, 2016

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* The recent lava activity on Hawaii, the Big Island, continues to thrill viewers. After the lava reached the pali (hill) it advanced rapidly down to the coastal plain. Most recent reports indicate that the lava is about a half of a mile from the ocean. Currently, the best view of the lava is from the Hawaii County Lava Viewing ... Read More »

Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2016

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The 50th State celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks and, of course, aloha! Here are all the best July 4th fireworks and celebrations happening across the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping center hosts a huge fireworks show that’s touted as one of the nation’s best. In addition to the fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park, there also ... Read More »

July 4th 2016 Fireworks & Events for Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu

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What’s happening on Oahu for July 4th? Lot’s of awesome Independence Day events — that’s what’s happening! We’ve got the lowdown on the island’s best July 4th celebrations – from patriotic picnics in Pearl Harbor to top notch fireworks from the beach. July 4th Fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park (nearest fireworks to Waikiki) One of Hawaii’s best July 4th ... Read More »

Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

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If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife. Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii – Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: May 31, 2016

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* There’s a new hotel in Waikiki that’s recently opened their doors — Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. They’re giving away a five-night stay. * Outrigger Resorts has a sale on Hawaii hotel and condo stays, starting at $93 per night. The sale is valid for stays through May 25, 2017, but you must book by June 21, 2016 with ... Read More »

Oahu is a great place to honor Memorial Day 2016

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Oahu is a perfect place to honor Memorial Day. In addition to extraordinary memorial sites like Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl, there are some special Memorial Day events. We’ve gathered a great list of events and activities. Here’s what’s happening this Memorial Day Weekend: Oahu Events on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 Honolulu Mayor’s 67th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Punchbowl ... Read More »

Oahu Luaus – Reviews, Discounts, Locations & Schedules

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If you are planning to catch a luau on Oahu, you’re in for a treat. Many of the longstanding Oahu luaus offer grand productions with set stages and many entertainers. If you’ve never been to a luau, you should expect a buffet dinner and a Polynesian music and dance show. For more insights for first-timers, see our article – What ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Old Glory in Pearl Harbor

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Mahalo to David and Debra Hall for sending this photo to us for Aloha Friday Photo. Her photo was taken at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor as she describes here: My husband and I were stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI. It was our first time to Hawaii and my husband, our daughter-Rachel, our son-Wesley and my mother who ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 16, 2016

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* Hawaiian Airlines is giving away a million HawaiianMiles and a cruise. The grand prize winner will receive 500,000 HawaiianMiles and a cruise for two. Five first place winners will receive 100,000 HawaiianMiles each. see this link for more information. Note that you must be a legal US resident to be eligible to win. * The 2016 Hawaii Entertainment Books ... Read More »

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