Hawaii 2012

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26th Sep 2012
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This was one of my favorite trips to date. My friend and her mother along with my mother and I spent about a week (overlapping a few days) in Waikiki. Since my dad travels a lot for work we stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village basically for free. We crammed a lot into one week. I purchased the Go Oahu card prior to our trip (I think about a month before). The card is ordinarily around $250 but they do a lot of sales. I booked it in advance so that I would have plenty of time to make reservations for the activities we wanted to do and see what the transportation options were. A lot of the attractions are free with the card but you have to find your own way there and that gets pretty pricey. When calling a few of the places, I discovered that several of them provide shuttle service for an additional (rather smallish) charge but that wasn't often publicized. I used this card for just about all of the activities I did on the trip and because we purchased a five day pass, I got to swim with the dolphins for free. Good deal!

I wanted to swing by anyway but since I got a free swim with the dolphins, this was a must. It's a much smaller park but it's really nice. The animals are all a bit closer and more interactive than other similar but larger parks. The staff are really nice and informative as well. I got to swim with one of the dolphins from 50 First Dates.
Photo of Sea Life Park Hawaii, Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Sea Life Park Hawaii, Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Sea Life Park Hawaii, Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Sea Life Park Hawaii, Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Sea Life Park Hawaii, Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Sea Life Park Hawaii, Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Sea Life Park Hawaii, Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, HI, United States by Daisy
Take a shuttle over instead of a cab and you'll save quite a bit of money! Get there early and make sure you're not in a hurry, there's a lot to see.
Photo of USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Try not to cram this in with the USS Arizona, you may feel too rushed. To get here you have to catch a shuttle from the visitor's center. I think you have to do these on separate days with the Go Oahu pass.
Photo of Battleship Missouri Memorial, Cowpens Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Battleship Missouri Memorial, Cowpens Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Battleship Missouri Memorial, Cowpens Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Battleship Missouri Memorial, Cowpens Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Battleship Missouri Memorial, Cowpens Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Battleship Missouri Memorial, Cowpens Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
We didn't originally intend to stop here but we had extra time at Pearl Harbor. I'm really glad we stopped! It's a smaller museum but there's a lot of great planes and a lot of history to see. It's also included with the pass!
A quicker and easier to visit attraction at the Pearl Harbor visitor's center. It's a lot less crowded but still pretty interesting! Included with the pass so why not stop by?
Photo of USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
This hike was included with the pass! Be careful if it's been raining, the rocks get really slippery and there are no rails. When I went, someone along the trail broke their ankle and had to be airlifted out. Beautiful hike though! There's a nice snack shop at the bottom with shave ice; perfect for an after hike snack!
Photo of Manoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Manoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Manoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Manoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Manoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
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Photo of Manoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Manoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
I still fantasize about this shave ice. We were bored and walked over 2 miles to get here and it was worth the walk.
Photo of Waiola Shave Ice, Mokihana Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Waiola Shave Ice, Mokihana Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
My favorite place to stay. Super convenient and easy to get around, close to everything. Fireworks on Fridays, penguins, lots of food options. So much to do in one spot.
Photo of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
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Photo of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Another great hike included in the card! Quite busy but definitely doable; took about 30 minutes each way with stops for photos. Gorgeous views at the top!
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Photo of Diamond Head State Park, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Diamond Head State Park, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Great spot right by the beach. Wonderful views of the surfers and sailboats on the horizon. Amazing place to watch the sunset. Good food too!
Photo of Tiki's Grill & Bar, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Tiki's Grill & Bar, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Tiki's Grill & Bar, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Tiki's Grill & Bar, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Great place by the beach, really great food and good service. Nice menu, really awesome desserts.
Photo of Hula Grill Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Hula Grill Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
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Photo of Hula Grill Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Hula Grill Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Great little coffee shop with a really nice menu. The macadamia nut pie is delicious!!!
Photo of Wailana Coffee House, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Wailana Coffee House, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Wailana Coffee House, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Wailana Coffee House, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Really good shrimp tempura udon bowls, a bit pricey since it's inside the resort but it's good stuff.
Photo of Hatsuhana Hawaii Inc, Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Hatsuhana Hawaii Inc, Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
I don't come here to shop, I come here for the food court. If you're not sure what you're in the mood for, come here. They've got everything!
Great fast food stop! If you go to the one inside Sears, there's a place next door with some good malasadas!
Photo of Zippy's, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Zippy's, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Caught the Makani Catamaran from this harbor (included in the pass). Great ride, got to see lots of fish and turtles with a beautiful view of the city.
Photo of Kewalo Basin Harbor, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kewalo Basin Harbor, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kewalo Basin Harbor, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kewalo Basin Harbor, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kewalo Basin Harbor, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kewalo Basin Harbor, Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Super cool place; several tours included with the pass. Book transportation with the ranch, don't take a cab. Some amazing movie sites, really great gardens, a lot of cool things to see here.
Photo of Kualoa Ranch, Kahaluu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kualoa Ranch, Kahaluu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kualoa Ranch, Kahaluu, HI, United States by Daisy
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Photo of Kualoa Ranch, Kahaluu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kualoa Ranch, Kahaluu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kualoa Ranch, Kahaluu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Kualoa Ranch, Kahaluu, HI, United States by Daisy
When we asked the hotel staff if they could get us a cab to come here, they got really excited because it's that awesome. We loaded up on haupia malasadas and cocoa puffs for the hotel room. It's a bit out of the way of the tourist areas but worth it.
Photo of Liliha Bakery, North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Liliha Bakery, North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Liliha Bakery, North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Liliha Bakery, North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Liliha Bakery, North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Liliha Bakery, North Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Very touristy and considerably cheesy but a fun experience to do at least once. Clearly this company has been around a really long time since my grandparents have a photo they took at this luau about 20 years ago.
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Germaine's Luau Inc, Hobron Lane, Honolulu, HI, United States by Daisy
Cool place to see at least once; lots of culture and a cool evening show.
Photo of Polynesian Cultural Center, Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Polynesian Cultural Center, Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Polynesian Cultural Center, Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI, United States by Daisy
Photo of Polynesian Cultural Center, Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI, United States by Daisy
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