Hawaii Travel Guide – 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu

Hawaii Travel Guide – 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu

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3 Popular Attractions In Hawaii

  • Pearl Harbor: Sea harbor and historical landmark on the island of Oahu.
    • Hanauma Bay: State park in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood, on the island of Oahu.

    Hawaii Facts

    • The Hawaiian Archipelago consists of over 130 scattered points of land stretching some 1,600 miles in length from the Kure Atoll in the north to the Island of Hawaii in the south.
    • ISLAND OF KAUAI The fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands. The Waialua River is one of five navigable river in Hawaii. It drains off Waialeale Mountain, which averages 488 inches of rain per year and is considered the wettest spot on earth. The Waimea, the Hanape’pe, the Lumahai and the Hanalei River are almost as big and quite navigable. The Hanalei River wasdedicated a “national treasure” recently and is under government protection from use as a “place of business”.
    • Only 7,400 people live on Molokai.
    • Macadamia nuts aren’t from Hawaii.
    Hawaii

    Hawaiʻi(Hawaiian)

    State of Hawaii

    Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi(Hawaiian)
    Nickname(s):

    The Aloha State (official), Paradise of the Pacific,[1] The Islands of Aloha, The 808 State[2]
    Motto(s):

    Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
    (“The Life of the Land Is Perpetuated in Righteousness”)[3]
    Anthem: Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī
    (Hawaiʻi's Own True Sons)[4]
    Map of the United States with Hawaii highlighted

    Map of the United States with Hawaii highlighted
    Country United States
    Before statehood Territory of Hawaii
    Admitted to the Union August 21, 1959 (50th)
    Capital(and largest city) Honolulu
    Largest metro and urban areas Honolulu
    Government

    Governor David Ige (D)
    Lieutenant Governor Josh Green (D)
    Legislature State Legislature
    Upper house Senate
    Lower house House of Representatives
    Judiciary Supreme Court of Hawaii
    U.S. senators
    U.S. House delegation 1: Ed Case (D)
    2: Kai Kahele (D) (list)
    Area

    •Total 10,931sqmi (28,311km2)
    •Land 6,423sqmi (16,638km2)
    •Water 4,507sqmi (11,672km2) 41.2%
    •Rank 47th (land)
    Dimensions

    •Length 1,522mi (2,450km)
    •Width n/ami (n/akm)
    Elevation

    3,030ft (920m)
    Highestelevation

    13,796ft (4,205.0m)
    Lowestelevation

    (Pacific Ocean[6])
    0ft (0m)
    Population

    (2020)
    •Total 1,455,271
    •Rank 40th
    •Density 221/sqmi (82.6/km2)
    •Rank 13th
    Median household income

    $83,200[9]
    •Income rank

    4th
    Demonym(s) Hawaii resident,[10] Hawaiian[a]
    Language

    Official languages English, Hawaiian
    Time zone UTC−10:00 (Hawaii)
    USPS abbreviation
    HI
    ISO 3166 code US-HI
    Traditional abbreviation H.I.
    Latitude 18° 55′ N to 28° 27′ N
    Longitude 154° 48′ W to 178° 22′ W
    Website portal.ehawaii.gov

    More

    One of the most spectacularly beautiful places on Earth. Known as the “Gathering Place,” join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, and what to eat on the incredible island of Oahu.

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    Historic Pearl Harbor Footage Courtesy of Pond5.com

    FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO:

    Hotels:
    -Coconut Waikiki
    -Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
    -Waikiki Boutique Hostel

    Food:
    Below are some of my personal favorite places…all highly recommended, but I left off a few places…there is so much good food on Oahu. Best bet is to ask the locals…they know best:)

    ONE FANTASTIC RESTAURANT that didn’t make the video, but is absolutely delicious is Marukame Udon Noodles in Waikiki. I only didn’t include it, because it’s already so well known. Also Dat Cajun Guy in Hale’iwa is another excellent spot that didn’t make the video.

    Featured Places to Eat:
    -Leonard’s Bakery
    https://www.leonardshawaii.com/home/
    -Helena’s Hawaiian Foods
    https://www.helenashawaiianfood.com/index.html
    -Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
    http://giovannisshrimptruck.com/
    -Kono’s
    http://www.konosnorthshore.com/
    -The Pig & The Lady
    https://thepigandthelady.com/
    -Diamond Head Market & Grill
    http://www.diamondheadmarket.com/
    -Ahi Assassins
    https://www.ahiassassins.com/
    -Ono Seafood
    (No website that I could find. Open 9AM-6PM, Closed Sunday & Monday)
    -Maguro Bros.
    (No website that I could find. Open 9AM-3PM, Closed Sunday)
    -Matsumoto’s Shave Ice
    http://matsumotoshaveice.com/
    -Kokonuts Shave Ice
    http://kokomarinacenter.com/merchant/KokonutsShaveIceSnacks
    -Waiola Shave Ice
    http://www.waiolashaveice.com/

    BEACHES:-Waimanalo Bay (Windward Side)
    -Lanikai Beach (Windward Side)
    -Kahana Bay Beach Park (Windward Side)
    -Waimea Bay (North Shore)
    -Sunset Beach (North Shore)
    -Makapu’u Beach (Southeastern Oahu)
    -Ala Moana Beach (Honolulu)
    -Waikiki (Honolulu)
    -Halona Beach (Near the Halona Blowhole)
    -Haunama Bay (Southeastern Oahu)

    THINGS TO DO:
    -Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Hours: Sun 6:30AM-3PM, Wed&Sat 8AM-3PM)
    http://alohastadiumswapmeet.net/content/home.aspx
    -Haunama Bay
    https://hanaumabaystatepark.com/
    -Scuba Diving (Reef Pirates Diving)
    http://www.reefpirates.com/

    -Go on a Hike
    (Hikes Featured: Diamond Head Crater Hike, Makapu’u Lighthouse Point Hike, Lanikai Pill Box Hike, Koko Head Crater Railway Trail)
    -Halona Blowhole
    https://www.hawaii.com/oahu/attractions/halona-blowhole-beach-cove/
    -Waimea Valley & Falls
    https://www.waimeavalley.net/
    -Rent a Car and Explore the Islands
    Don’t Miss:
    Kailua (Especially the Farmer’s Market outside Whole Foods every Thursday evening)
    Kāneʻohe (Especially the Botanical Gardens and the Valley of the Temples
    Kualoa Ranch
    https://www.kualoa.com/
    Kayaking out to Mokili’i Island
    Kahuku Land Farms (ESPECIALLY THEIR PAPAYA)
    Hale’iwa
    Chinatown

    -Lastly…explore Waikiki

    NOT MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:
    The Bishop Museum is a very cool museum in Honolulu

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    8 thoughts on “Hawaii Travel Guide – 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu

    1. Love your calm voice, not irritating!!! Love your sense of humor. I think you would be fun to travel with!! Your videos are jam packed with info. I appreciate you!!

    2. Hawaii is illegally occupied by the US. And it’s being sold like a whore to anyone who can afford it. Tourism is a HUGE industry in Hawaii and our home is taking a beating because of it. Hawaii may be your vacation destination, but remember that it’s our home: https://youtu.be/pAFdLaW02jw

    3. This was awesome! I’m planning my trip and this so helpful. I’m going to have to watch it again make sure I got everything that you mentioned.

    4. I have 7 days in Hawaii. Would you guys recommend staying in Oahu for the whole time or splitting up half the trip. 3-4 days in Oahu and 3 days in Maui?

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