Around Oahu: 12 Hours in Hawaii

How do you make the most of a few hours in Hawaii? One way to see Oahu in a day works in shopping, sight-seeing and lunch on the North Shore. This day-trip begins in Honolulu and heads counter-clockwise around the island, thanks to Kalei.

“If your trip is on a Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday, you may want to start at Pearl Harbor. This way you’d be able to stop in at our Aloha Stadium Flea Market. It is across the street from Pearl Harbor, open from 8am – 2pm and has a vast variety of local favorites, including food, souvenirs, ocean toys, clothing and everything imaginable. Next stop is The Dole Pineapple plantation, then to Haleiwa and maybe lunch at my favorite Mexican Restaurant Cholo’s’ or stopping for Shaved Ice at Matsumoto’s, also in Haleiwa. Continuing thru the North Shore you’ll see our well known surfing beaches such as Waimea Bay, Pipeline, Back Doors, Chuns Reef, & Sunset Beach to name a few. Then passing thru our windward side all the way to Waimanalo, past Mokapu’u light house, around Sandy Beach, Hanauma Bay…along Kalanianaole Hwy turning left in Kahala to see Diamond Head and the gorgeous south shore coastline before you get to Waikiki. If you don’t have time to stop in Waikiki, don’t worry about it. A drive by will give you a good idea of what Waikiki is all about. Oahu is a gorgeous island, so no matter what you choose, it won’t be a wrong choice. Enjoy!”

Kalei urges all of her clients at Hawaii Aloha Travel to get out and do as much Oahu sightseeing as they can. She devised her trip in response to a suggestion from Aloha Bruce that goes in the opposite direction: Oahu on the Run. Let us know your favorite way to see any of the islands of Hawaii!

Posted by: Bruce Fisher