Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center Opens New Evening Show

The long running “Horizons” show at the Polynesian Cultural Center has just been replaced by a new evening show. The new show, “Ha: Breath of Life” tells the life story of a fictitious Polynesian warrior. One reader, David, who saw the new show over this past weekend said, “The new show is really good, better than ‘Horizons’.  If that’s the ... Read More »

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

  If you are looking for a beautiful sunrise hike on Oahu, I recommend the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail on Oahu’s southeastern most point.  In addition to the excellent views of Makapuu Lighthouse along the trail, you’ll also enjoy outstanding coast views from Koko Head on the South to Kailua on the North. You’ll also see Makapuu’s role in WW II ... Read More »

Arts & Culture Events Across Hawaii For June 2009

If you’re headed to Hawaii this June, you’ll find loads of special arts and cultural celebrations on the islands. Many of these excellent events and festivals are free. So, let’s take a look at the list of what you’ll find happening on each island. HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND Celebration of Hula – “Na ‘olelo o ka pu‘uwai”(June 6 from 5 p.m. ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup for May 22, 2009

Ah, isn’t it nice to know we have a nice long Memorial Day weekend ahead of us?  Before we take off for the weekend, let’s look at these Hawaii vacation news nuggets. * Dr. Stephen Letterman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) issues his annual list of top US beaches before Memorial Day weekend each year. Hawaii beaches claim two spots on the ... Read More »

Lanikai Beach – One of Oahu’s Most Beautiful Beaches

With powdery white sand and many shades of ocean blue, Lanikai Beach is a stunner for sure. From this beach you can cast your gaze across the water to rest your eyes on the Mokulua Islands. Lanikai is the kind of beach that beacons you to stay, play and absorb the scenery. Even if you don’t have an hour or ... Read More »

Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach Park Hula Show Update

Due to difficult economic times, Honolulu government had to cut back the number of Kuhio Beach Park Hula performances from six nights to three nights per week. This excellent free hula show is now offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  nights near sunset. See my advice for catching the Kuhio Beach Park Hula Show at Waikiki Beach. I highly recommend you ... Read More »

Amazing View of Honolulu From Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park

If you have about thirty minutes to an hour to spare when you visit Honolulu, then I might suggest a scenic drive on Tantalus and Round Top drives including a stop at the Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park. This 10-mile, curvy and mountainous drive leads you though a tropical jungle with views of Diamond Head,  Punchbowl and Honolulu. Stop into the Puu ... Read More »

Free Waikiki Fireworks Show Every Friday Night

When you vacation on Oahu, make sure you make plans to start your weekend off with a bang. Each Friday evening the Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on a free firework show on Waikiki Beach. The fireworks show usually begins at 7:45pm or 8pm and lasts about ten minutes depending on the season and daylight hours. Here’s the plan for 2018: ... Read More »

Stargazing Q&A With Hawaii Astronomy Expert

Each time I visit Hawaii, I am always blown away by the amount of stars I see at night. I absolutely love to gaze at Hawaii’s star-filled night sky. I’m really just a stargazing novice. I enjoy and appreciate the vast amount of stars I see, but that’s really the extent of it. So, I’ve been wanting to learn more ... Read More »

Hiking Oahu on the Puu Pia Trail

With each visit to Oahu, Andy and I are discovering more and more that this island has an abundance of fantastic hiking trails. Last month, we experienced three more Oahu trails including the Puu Pia Trail in the thick forest of the Manoa Valley. This trial climbs 400 feet over a 1.2 mile distance (one-way). The trail’s gentle slope leads ... Read More »

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