Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

A View of Oahu’s Mokolii from Kualoa Beach Park

I have no idea how many times, we’ve driven Kamehameha Highway (Hwy 83) on Oahu’s windward shore, but I can tell you that every time, Mokolii captures our attention. The island’s profile makes me curious as to how it was formed. How did this lava rock become shaped like a Chinaman’s hat? According to Hawaiian legend, Mokolii is the tail ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hanauma Bay

Today’s Aloha Friday photo comes to us from Charles Jordan. You may recall that Charles shared his photos of Oahu from the air with an aerial shot of Hanauma Bay. He followed up that photo by sharing this photo of  beautiful Hanauma Bay from the ground. Mahalo to Charles for sharing his photo of one of his favorite places. Read More »

Celebrating Flag Day with my favorite flag photo from Hawaii

With today being National Flag Day in the US, I wanted to share my favorite photo (above) of Old Glory in Hawaii. Andy took this photo  from inside the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The memorial’s design includes open-top, skylight sections. Towards the center, Andy looked through one of the skylights to notice this view of the flag beautifully ... Read More »

Aoki’s vs Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

Update: Aoki’s closed shop on August 27, 2013. They do have plans to reopen in Haleiwa in early 2014. A trip to Haleiwa for a shave ice is an excellent budget friendly activity to do on Oahu. This little North Shore surfing town is home to two of Hawaii’s most famous shave ice stores – Aoki’s and Matsumoto’s – and ... Read More »

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is Souvenir City!

If you enjoy shopping for bargains on your Oahu vacation, you’ll love the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet.  You’ll find Aloha (Hawaiian print) shirts and dresses for all ages, T-shirts, fridge magnets, jewelry and hats, etc. Most of the prices are really inexpensive. For example, look at the following photo – seven T-shirts for $20! Most of the cheaper trinkets aren’t ... Read More »

First-Time Oahu Visitors’ Trip Report– Part 2 of 2

I hope you enjoyed reading part one of Erin’s Oahu trip report. In part two, Erin and her husband move from Waikiki Beach up to Oahu’s North Shore. —- After four days of Waikiki, we were very ready for the second part of our trip – Oahu’s famous North Shore. We’d splurged on two nights at Turtle Bay Resort in ... Read More »

Big Changes for USS Arizona Memorial Ticketing

Visitors are now able to book USS Arizona Memorial tickets in advance. This change could significantly reduce visitor wait times and help you make the most of your Oahu vacation time. Tickets will still be available on a first come, first served basis for walk-in visitors. In this KHON report, Eileen Martinez, Chief of Interpretation for the Pearl Harbor Visitor ... Read More »

The Big Waves are Comin’

On Saturday, the premiere surfing event, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, begins on Oahu’s North Shore. That means the big, ginormous, monster waves of winter are on their way! If you’re going to Oahu between now and February, keep your eyes and ears tuned to the surf report. If the big waves are coming, then try to take a peek at ... Read More »

Outrigger Canoe Sailing in Ko Olina with Hawaiian Ocean Adventures

While we were staying at the Disney Aulani resort in Ko Olina, this colorful outrigger canoe by the lagoon kept grabbing my attention. So, I went by Makiki Joe’s water sport hut to inquire about it. I found out that I could go sailing along the Ko Olina coast this beautiful outrigger canoe with Hawaiian Ocean Adventures for $99 per ... Read More »

Fun Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Oahu

You’re happy to be on Oahu, but you checked the Hawaii weather forecast and, ugg, it’s going to be a rainy day. Don’t despair! There’s plenty of fun things to do that won’t dampen your Oahu vacation. Waikiki Aquarium Seeing tropical fish and plants is a great activity for everyone of all ages. Admission is $9 for adult and $2 ... Read More »

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