Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

Check out the Oahu guide I wrote for CheapFlights

If you’re looking for ideas for what to do on your first Oahu vacation or perhaps some fresh ideas for your repeat visit, check out this newly published guide to Oahu that I wrote for CheapFlights. The guide is written in the format of five categories with five ideas listed in each category. Those categories are: Five must-see attractions Five ... Read More »

Waikiki’s Hilton Hawaiian Village adds Tuesday night fireworks

November 2013 update:  The Tuesday night show has been cancelled. The longstanding Friday night show will continue. Hilton Hawaiian Village announced the addition of a Tuesday night fireworks show. The new Tuesday night show is in addition to the longstanding Friday night Waikiki fireworks show that has been a tradition enjoyed by visitors and local residents since 1988. Visitors and ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Turtle Beach Magic

Mahalo nui loa to Jason O’Rourke Photography for sharing today’s stunning Aloha Friday Photo. Jason took this amazing photo at “Turtle Beach” (Laniakea Beach) on Oahu’s North Shore. (We describe how to get to Turtle Beach in this Oahu sights post.) This beach is popular with honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) for eating and coming to shore to rest. Turtle ... Read More »

Over 50 awesome things to see, try and do on your Oahu vacations

Need suggestions for what to do and see on your Oahu vacations? We’ve compiled a list of the top adventures, attractions and special foods to try. Whether you’re planning your first Oahu trip or your tenth, you’ll certainly find this list includes plenty of great ideas for a very happy vacation and lasting memories. We’ve organized this list into the ... Read More »

Finding Hawaii Five-0 filming locations on Oahu

In addition to the attractive detectives solving the weekly crime mystery, Hawaii is the shining star of the CBS hit TV series Hawaii Five-0. We may never know the influence the show has had on Hawaii tourism, but every Monday night, the show highlights Hawaii’s beauty — enticing viewers to visit. The vast majority of scenes are filmed on Oahu, ... Read More »

Best places to find free entertainment and cultural activities in Hawaii

Getting to and staying in Hawaii can leave a dent in your wallet, but once you’re there, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy local culture. As we’ve visited Hawaii over the past decade, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality and availability of free entertainment. We’ve enjoyed everything from free music performances from award-winning musical artists to ... Read More »

Hawaii humpback whale watching is in full swing!

It’s that super duper awesome time of year when the humpback whales swim around their Hawaii playground. Having the opportunity to watch 40-ton whale leap out of the ocean to create a big splash is one of the many reasons that make winter a good time to visit Hawaii. Hawaii is a sanctuary for humpback whales. The shallow waters around ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: November 29, 2012

* American Airlines has a fare sale to Hawaii with flights as low as $316 round trip, including taxes and fees. You’ll need to book by December 3rd and complete your travel by March 31, 2013. * Hawaiian Airlines has put fares to Maui on sale over the travel period of January 8 – March 6, 2013. You will need ... Read More »

Oahu North Shore Shopping Guide

Today we have a guest post from Lauren Jennings, who has been living and working on Oahu’s North Shore recently. She provides us with her unique perspective on the best places to shop in Haleiwa to discover the true North Shore vibe. Of course you’ll probably work up an appetite while shopping, so Lauren also gives us great suggestions of ... Read More »

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