For a nice change of pace and scenery while in Hawaii, consider spending your next meal outside. Picnics at the park or beach are far from outdated; in fact, many people opt for picnics because they’re not only a cheaper option for dining but a more relaxing one as well.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make your meal from scratch, as we all know not every hotel room has a kitchen or refrigerator. It could be as simple as picking up a couple of plate lunches or stopping by a farmers market for some local grinds. Then, finding a nice, shady spot for your pop-up picnic.

Other things you might want to have handy: a blanket or towel to sit on, an umbrella and possibly some tunes (on your smartphone would be perfect!). Oh, and don’t forget sun protection. Always have sunscreen and a hat on hand whenever you cruise the island.

You can pretty much picnic wherever you feel. My favorite places to picnic on Oahu would have to be Kapiolani Park, Ala Moana Beach Park and Kakaako Waterfront Park. On Kauai, it would be the grassy lawn fronting Prince Kuhio Beach or one of the many pocket beaches found throughout the sandy coast. For Maui, I’d say anywhere in Makawao or Pukalani (pictured above) because the weather is so much more pleasant/cooler.


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