Tag Archives: Oahu
My 2014 trip was an 8 night 9 day 2 island Hawaii vacation (and to attend my cousins wedding on the Big Island). With just a little over a week in Hawaii, it was going to be a tight trip if we wanted to visit more than 1 island. But because this was going to […]
Oahu – Day 3 – Part 6 So we kind of did this out of order and got dessert first, but at least we didn’t really skip lunch. We headed down the street to the Rainbow Drive-In which is now quite a tourist destination since it was featured on the food network (and I heard […]
Oahu – Day 3 – Part 5 I asked my friends for a few things that I had to see, do, and eat in Hawaii and going to Leonard’s for malasadas was on the list from most of my friends. Malasadas are basically Portugese donuts, traditionally coated with sugar. There is a little parking lot […]
Byodo-In means “Temple of Equality.” Built in 1968 as a centennial commemoration of the first Japanese immigration of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. It is a replica of the temple in Uji Japan also called Byodo-In.
Oahu – Day 3 – Part 3. Nu’uanu Pali State Wayside Lookout point is one of Oahu’s best scenic points overlooking the Windward coast of Oahu and holds deep historical significance. This is the site of the Battle of Nu’uanu in 1795 which eventually united Oahu. And be prepared for some powerful wind.
Oahu – Day 3 – Part 2 After a nice morning hike at Diamond Head, we headed back to Waikiki for breakfast. We walked down the street from our hotel to Hula Grill located on the second floor of the Outrigger Waikiki. There was a little wait, but it was not long before we were seated. […]
Oahu – Day 3 – Part 1 Diamond Head also known as Le’ahi (Hawaiian name for Diamond Head Crater) is one of the most recognized landmarks in Hawaii and one of the most popular hikes in Oahu. The summit trail hike is a 0.8 mile (one way) moderate hike where you follow a switch back trail […]
Oahu – Day 2 – Part 8 It is an 1.5 hour drive from North Shore back to Waikiki. I decided to head back a little earlier rather than staying in North Shore for dinner giving us time to go back to our hotel to rest, get cleaned up, and decide on a place for […]
Oahu – Day 2 – Part 7 Now that we’ve satisfied our appetite with lots of pineapple, shrimp, and shave ice we’re finally ready to head to the beach and just relax and maybe take a tap. I had asked several people and searched online to see what beach or beaches but it really just […]
Oahu – Day 2 – Part 5 The Dole Plantation is a 30 minute drive north towards the North Shore from Pearl Harbor, making a good half way point. It’s not just any farm where you can just visit and see how they grow pineapples, you can definitely spend a portion of the day exploring […]