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Recurring Events on Oahu

Recurring Events on Oahu

Look through our list of Recurring Events on Oahu and select those you’d like to attend during your visit to the island. From street to museum settings, organised by local businesses, entrepreneurs and volunteers, those Oahu events will entertain and nourish the body and soul. Annual Made in Hawaii Festival Each August on Statehood Day Weekend, Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, Honolulu The annual Made in Hawaii Festival features nearly 400 exhibitors who showcase food products, books, gifts, apparel and…

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Lanikai Pillbox Hike

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

Lanikai Pillbox Hike is an easy, pleasant and beautiful trail, located in the prestigious neighborhood of Lanikai, on the east side of the island of Oahu. It’s also known as Kaiwa Ridge Trail. Lanikai means “heavenly sea”, and this scenic trail depicted exactly that: clear blue ocean with the iconic Mokulua islands as its backdrop. From the start of the hike to the second pillbox is 0.6 mile. People usually turn around at the second pillbox, however, it is possible…

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Hawaiian Shave Ice and Places to Enjoy It on Oahu

Hawaiian Shave Ice and Places to Enjoy It on Oahu

Hawaiian shave ice (note: ‘shave’, not ‘shaved’) is a delicacy that is nostalgic to locals for its duo of artificial flavored syrups and brightly colored plastic flower cups.  It was brought to the islands by Japanese immigration workers in the 1900s. And was it the perfect match to Hawaiian warm weather! Today you can find anyone from old-timers to children crowding eagerly around store fronts to enjoy this delicacy. Soft and powdery hand shaped domes infused with colorful sections of flavor are…

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Kualoa Ranch – a Must-See Oahu Destination

Kualoa Ranch – a Must-See Oahu Destination

Ever wanted to zipline through Hawaiian jungle, ride a horse or ATV through jungle trails and movie sets? What about tasting locally grown grass fed beef? Kualoa ranch is a great place to see and enjoy while on Oahu! Just 24 miles from Honolulu on the North-Eastern shore (Oahu Winward Coast) off of Hwy 83 / Kamehameha Hwy. Kualoa Ranch has a lot to offer for tourists and locals alike. This is the world’s most famous private nature reserve, with…

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Manoa Falls and Maunawili Falls – Two Great Hikes in Honolulu Watershed Forest

Manoa Falls and Maunawili Falls – Two Great Hikes in Honolulu Watershed Forest

Hawaii is known for some amazing natural sites. Among them are the waterfalls of the Honolulu Watershed. The two most popular waterfalls accessible to tourists on Oahu are Manoa Falls and Maunawili Falls. The trails are maintained by the city and county of Honolulu, so they are safe, but also rocky and wet. It is Hawaii and rain can happen anytime, from a drizzle to a downpour. So be prepared for rain anytime you hike in Hawaii. Related: What is…

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Koko Head Trail Hike: a 1048-step challenge

Koko Head Trail Hike: a 1048-step challenge

I like my life simple, with challenges. Same reason that I like Koko Head Trail, located on the island of Oahu; it is a simple, straight upward, and a challenging hike. It was an automatic choice for me to take my friend to when she came to visit me. Koko Head Trail, also known as Koko Crater Trail, is located inside the Koko Head District Park at 423 Kaumakani St, Honolulu, HI 96825. It is a short ten-minute drive from…

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Oahu Hikes: Laie Falls Trail and Kaiwa Ridge Trail

Oahu Hikes: Laie Falls Trail and Kaiwa Ridge Trail

On my first visit to the island of Oahu I had a rough plan of what experiences, hikes and sites I would like to take part in while vacationing. I knew that I wanted to make hiking a priority and I’m so glad that I did. Whether the hike ends at a waterfall (Laie Falls Trail) or with a spectacular view from a trek to somewhere high above (Kaiwa Ridge Trail), each hike will give you a whole new perspective…

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Waimea Valley and Waimea Falls – One of the Best Easy Hikes in Oahu

Waimea Valley and Waimea Falls – One of the Best Easy Hikes in Oahu

For a great day trip in to nature, a family adventure, a luau or a destination wedding, Waimea Valley is a perfect spot. It is best to head out early in the day to tour the whole park (and beat the traffic). The Valley is a historical site, as well as an agricultural and spiritual one. The park, also known as Waimea Falls Park, is now run by a non-profit organization that works to promote and maintain the instruction of…

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Honolulu Museum of Art in Oahu: Come Be Ispired

Honolulu Museum of Art in Oahu: Come Be Ispired

The Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawaii’s largest fine arts museum. It was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke and has one of the largest collections of Asian and Pacific art in the United States, as well as art pieces from all over the world including big names like Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin, Rivera. From oil paintings to ancient clothing to sculptures, you will find a universe of intriguing art. The Museum offers guided tours, walk around tours and…

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Vegan Oahu: A Guide to Vegan Food Options in Honolulu and Beyond

Vegan Oahu: A Guide to Vegan Food Options in Honolulu and Beyond

One of the biggest reasons I ventured out to Oahu was for the exposure of vegan eats outside of where I’m from (I am a Vegas local). Why not venture out to the healthiest state in America? Here are the top vegan spots on Oahu to check out when you’ve got a hankering for a delicious and nutritious meal. Listed below are the restaurants that serve a full-vegan menu. At the bottom of this article you will find the Vegan Oahu…

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