READ UP ON NUMEROUS FUN AND ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES THAT OAHU CAN OFFER!
ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY FULLEST POTENTIAL AND FILL YOUR TRIP WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES.
Hike the Kawainui Marsh Levee
Early in the morning and watch the mist lift off the Marsh and move up the mountain. Head southwest on Kuulei Rd toward N Kainalu Dr. Turn right at Oneawa St. about a mile down turn left on Kaha St and park at Kaha Park. On the other side of the marsh is the radio controlled airplane area. Arrive from the Kapaa Quarry Road. Watch for indigenous birds like Hawaiian stilts or golden plovers.
Hike to the Pillboxes above Lanikai
For an incredible view of Kailua and Lanikai Beach. Park near the boat ramp and hike up hill. Head northeaston Kuulei Rd toward S Kalaheo Ave. turn right at S Kalaheo Ave. turns left and becomes Lihiwai Rd then turn left on Alala and park at boat ramp. Continue walking on Alala taking left fork onto Aalapapa Dr. to Kaelepulu Dr just before the gate there is a driveway on left follow up on right side to ridge trail.
Boogie Board, Snorkel or Walk Kailua Beach
Previous guests have seen a Hawaiian monk seal, an eel, a green sea turtle, or a manta ray. Look up to see if the albatross (aka: frigate or iwa birds) are riding the thermals up in the sky. The best place to snorkel is sand bags in Lanikai or around the rocks at Alala Point. Green sea turtles can pop up unexpectedly.
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
The trails are lush and tropical. It is a great place to go where the plants have their names on labels. Definitely off of the beaten path. what a gem! It has trails, the reservoir, the ducks, feed the fish . Also if you bring your art supplies and want to draw there is (usually) a Wednesday from 10-12 a.m. water color pencil botanical art studio. The docents bring in plant material for people to draw. Located in Kaneohe
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History Cultural and Museums
Bishop Museum has an Excellent book selection for Hawaiiana and Pacifica. It also has a giant whale skeleton.
Missionary Houses on King Street. Check out the Hawaiian Quilt exhibit.(808) 531-0481. Next door the Kawaiahao Church has a Hawaiian language church service.
Arizona Memorial (808) 422-0561 It is Very moving. This is like driving to Punchbowl. The Arizona Memorial is essentially a cemetary. The movie, the museum and the boat ride to the memorial are all excellent
The Honolulu Museum of Art on Beretania EXCELLENT place for lunch Pacific fusion cuisine (You need to have a reservation to get in) and a great gift shop – (808)532-8768
The summer Greatest Show on Earth Wednesdays live music on the lawn in the zoo in the summer.
Fruit & Flower Market
On Thursday mornings, 9:00 -9:45. by Kailua Rec. Center on Kainalu Rd. Thursday evenings behind Longs 5-8pm.
Watch polo in Waimanalo
Kualoa Ranch Trail Rides
Maunawili Farms Riding
Snorkel at Hanauma Bay
Live Hawaiian Music
Historical Heiau behind YMCA