Category Archives: Oahu

Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016

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– Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can’t fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we’ve been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration today. These are some of the stories of heroes that have caught our eye: ... Read More »

2016 Waikiki/Honolulu Christmas & New Year’s Eve

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We know many readers have been anxiously awaiting our annual lists of special events and dining for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Waikiki. We’re pleased to announce that both pages are now fully updated! Use the following links to access the newly released pages: Waikiki Christmas Events & Dining 2016 Waikiki, Honolulu and Oahu New Year’s Eve Events & ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A view of valor – Plus information on viewing events from the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day

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Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this excellent bird’s-eye view of the USS Arizona Memorial. Tom captured this photo while taking a Seaplane Tour. This December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor¬†and several special events are scheduled to commemorate the day. Note that some of the special Pearl Harbor Day events will have live, online ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: A scene from the Waikiki Historic Trail

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Mahalo to Nicci Showell for sharing this photo from Waikiki Beach with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Nicci took this photo from the Waikiki Historic Trail which is an interesting and fun way to learn more about the area. The trail is marked by these surfboard-shaped information markers. For more information and a map of this trail, go to the ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Manoa Falls, Oahu

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We’d like to test out a new series — Take me there Tuesday — to highlight one of Hawaii’s many scenic spots. We’ll share a photo or two (or more) of the location plus provide a link to get more details. We’re not currently planning to run this series every Tuesday. We’re thinking of posting this series maybe one or ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 30, 2016

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– Rooms at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore are starting at $239 for a partial ocean view room via TravelZoo. If you can swing it, we recommend upgrading to a deluxe ocean view room for $289 per night. – Another great TravelZoo deal is for the beautiful Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii (Big) Island for $239 per night ... Read More »

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 »

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