O'ahu My Way
Collected by Clare Olivares, AFAR Local Expert
59-727 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
On this North Shore beach near Haleiwa you can get up close and personal to the endangered Hawaiian Green Turtles known as Honu. Honu Guardian volunteers are on the beach every day to protect the turtles from human contact as they bask on the...
64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, HI 96786, USA
Sure, it sounds a little cheesy, but if you're planning a day-long drive around the island, the Dole Plantation is a fun stop. You can take a quick restroom break, grab a smoothie at the cafe in the back, and pick up some tropical treats and...
55-510 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, HI 96762, USA
Hawaiians love the endless varieties of this canned meat! Who knew you could get jalapeno Spam? There are about 20 different varieties of Spam on the shelves. You can also pick up Spam flavored macadamia nuts! Stop by any Foodland grocery store...
59-024 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
Everyone is crazy for the chocolate haupia pie here, but the shrimp plate is also so good you’ll want to lick your fingers. —Hoku Haiku 59-024 Kamehameha Hwy., Sunset Beach, (808) 638-8207. This appeared in the June/July 2013 issue. Read more...
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
This historic nature park has gardens, cultural sites, and a waterfall that empties into a pool visitors can swim in. Don’t miss botanical specialist David Orr’s monthly full moon walks, which showcase plants that bloom at night. — Hoku Haiku ...
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
Shave ice is a big deal on O'ahu and Matsumoto is the place to go. Established in 1951 as a grocery store they now serve shave ice and sell T shirts. Crowds line up for the many tropical flavors including guava, lychee, mango and passion fruit. I...
1026 Nuuanu Ave # 1A, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
If you're looking for vintage Hawaiian stuff then head to Honolulu's Chinatown and visit the Tin Can Mailman! This place is full of old Hawaiiana. They sell vintage Hawaii related ephemera, postcards, books, maps, photos, pin-up girls, Hawaiian...
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