Category Archives: Oahu

Hawaii festivals and special events January – April 2017

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If a Hawaii vacation is in your near future or you just need a good excuse to plan one, there’s a chance that you may find a fun festival or event to include in your itinerary. Here are the major cultural and special events planned through April 2017. Click on the links to learn more about each festival. February 4th ... Read More »

It’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

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With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau’oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year! Hawaii really puts on big celebrations for the holidays. Special New Year’s Eve fireworks and parties plans are all set to say aloha to 2017. Here’s what’s on slate for this evening: – Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s ... Read More »

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 »

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