Category Archives: Oahu

Best of Oahu Activities: Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation (Koi Pond, Northshore) Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits and I buy dole products all the time so I decided to stop by the plantation when heading to the northshore. We visited the close-by Wahiawa Botanical Garden … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Activities: Haleiwa

Top Picks: Haleiwa (Cultural, Northshore) One of my favorite things is getting the feel for a new town. Haleiwa is just small enough and kitschy enough to be a perfect place to explore in one day. There is one shopping … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Activities: Mount Tantalus Round Top Drive

Top Picks: Mount Tantalus Round Top Drive (Scenic Lookout, Honolulu) One of our most special evenings were spent star gazing and looking at the city lights atop Mount Tantalus after the Round Top Drive. It is so romantic and the … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Activities: Pearl Harbor Memorial

Top Picks: Pearl Harbor Memorial (Historical, Leeward) If you ask me, no trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to the Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial site (1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, HI 96818). The National Park … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: An Arch, a Blowhole, and a Shrine

The Arch (Natural Attraction, Windward) If you park at the Halona Blowhole parking lot (Kalanianaole Highway heading east in Honolulu) and walk across the highway, head west past where the rail ends, you’ll be heading in the right direction. You … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: Spitting Caves

Spitting Caves (Natural Attraction, Windward) This was a little tricky to find, but I love a good natural attraction (Intersection of Popipu and Lumahai in Honolulu. Take Lumahai down to the end and park, nice residential area). We followed the … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: Pu’u O’Mahuka Heiau

Pu’u O’Mahuka Heiau (History, Northshore) This is a tiny park full of history is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the northshore on a great hill overlooking the ocean (Pupukea Homestead Road from Kamehameha Highway [across from Pupukea … Continue reading

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