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Arrive Saturday Drop off pouches and grab some late night dinner or walk beach Sura Korean bbq open until 1am –
Sunday – Breakfast: Koko Head Cafe/ Kaimuki/ Chef Lee Anne Wong opened Koko Cafe in 2013. Koko Moco( a lil spin on the locals favorite, Loco Moco) and the Cornbread French Toast. Somewhat pricey, $10 -1 5 for a plate but its good. Best to go weekday, and an off day. If you have to go on a weekend, be prepared to wait.
Diamond Head – hike,# 3 thing to do in Honolulu( 45 minute stroll) – 761 feet about sea level and is said to have been formed over 300,000 years ago. The traditional Hawaiin name is Le’ahi.
Shaved ice – Waiola shave ice – rainbow with mochi balls, ice cream and condensed milk
Waiola Shave Ice, Mokihana Street, Honolulu, HI
Alicia’s Market- Takeaway restaurant. Poke- raw tuna( ahi ). Crispy roast pork if hungry at this point, otherwise another day –
Okinawan Festival Sep 3, 2016 – Sep 4, 2016 The Okinawan Festival celebrates the history and culture of Japan’s southern islanders. For over thirty years, the celebration has enlivened Kapiolani Park in Waikiki with a number of free live performances, from eisa and taiko drum, to folk dancing Open 9-5pm
KahanamokuBeach beachside of the Hilton Hawaiian Village – surfing lesson? If available on beach – This is the section of Waikiki beach close to the Hilton Hawaiin Village Resort on the far west end.
Lunch – Helena` s/ Kalihi/ – In 1946, Helen Chock opened Helena’s Hawaiian Food and was awarded a James Beard award in 2000 for her outstanding cuisine. Parking plenty is usually full but there are street parking across the street. Cash merely! Closes at 6? A little pricey but worth it. You can get the combo snacks or the ala carte route. It is mandatory to order their infamous “Pipikaula”. Dried beef shortribs, then fried to order. DIVINE.
Pow Wow Hawaii Mural hunting for a few hours
Ramen or Hanks Haute Dogs – Featured on Diners/ Drive-ins and Dives, Unique Eats and Man VS Food.
Monday -( sunrise is pretty) Hike Lanikai Pillboxes( 30 minutes) – from ww2, small partly underground fort used as an outpost.
Cinnamons for breakfast – Puna Nam – owner. Try guava chiffon pancakes
Lanikai Beach( Lanikai entails heavanly ocean/ ocean) – NO BATHROOMS/ SHOWERS/ FOOD! Called the most beautiful beach in Hawaii.
Acai bowl at Lanikai Juice – opened in 1997 by Pablo Gonzalez they offer organic fruit smoothes, juices acai bowls and some other things. There are more locatings across the island.
Highway Inn- Oahu- Started in 1947. Lau Lau- taro foliage wrap around meat. Very traditional. Recommend the pipikaula, but try other things since had this already. As watched on Triple D
More mural hunting if needed
Ramen for dinner?
Tuesday- Paid- Shark cage – Haleiwa Boat Harbor 66 -1 05 Haleiwa Rd* arrive at 630
Haleiwa bowls – for dessert before giovannis? – No added sugars to there acai and smoothies. They get a lot of their ingredients from local farmers of the North Shore.
matsumoto shaved ice – been around since 1951, started by Mamoru and Helen Matsumoto. They create over 1000 orders of shaved ice daily.
Ted’s bakery for chocolate haupia pie –
Giovannis shrimp truck – Started in 1993 operating out of a converted 1953 bread truck.
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center –
Turtle beach – 83 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa HI 96712( you can snap photos of the turtles laying on the beach ).
Take picture next to famous surfing Haliewa sign* Jump off famous Waimea Bay Beach Rock
Kahuku Superette- Poke bowl- looks like pokeball, is that how name was received?
Dinner – ??
Wednesday- Cuppin at 9am – Kama’aina Acupuncture – They offer many services, but we have always wanted to try cupping.
Liliha Bakery for breakfast/ brunch – the business started in 1950 selling loaves of bread.
Shopping at Aloha Stadium – This open air flea market is within the University of Hawaii Warrior’s footballs teams stadium . . It’s open 3 times a week on Wed, Sat and Sun.
Ramen for lunch?
Paid – Germaine’s Luau – arrive at 515 pm – Is it touristy? Who cares, it’s fun.
Thursday Surf lessons?
Magic Island – mandmade peninsula by Ala Moana Beach. It was given a new name” Aina Moana”, but not utilized often. Excellent views and beach.
Ramen at Goma-Tei in Ala Moana Shopping Center – Tan tan ramen
Rainbow Drive-in – it’s cheap, but that doesn’t mean poor quality food, instead the opposite. Rainbow Drive-in has plated out for over 50 years at some of the best prices in Hawaii.
Alan Wong’s Honolulu at 815 pm – One of the 12 co-founders of Hawaiin Regional Cuisine.
Friday( arrive early, it fills up fast) – Hanauma Bay – voted# 1 best beach in USA for 2016! Can rent snorkel gear at Hanauma bay
Sandy beach – watch surfers – maybe ask a lifeguard to speak on the waves.
Ono Hawaiin Foods – traditional hawaiin plates. Authentic. Lau lau made by hand. Poi.
Iolani Palace. During the late 1890′ s, Hawaii was ruled by a monarchy and Iolani Palace was the official residence of their Magnificences, King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani.
Hike – Nuuanu Pali Lookout – This scenic place atop Windward Oahu’s peaks was the site of a fierce battle result by King Kamehameha I.
North Shore- Big waves- bonsai pipeline is dangerous because waves are large and depth is shallow. So you can get slammed. Where Derek Donner surfed a 30 foot wave.
Streetwear in Hawaii- The Firm HNL – Pint-sized shop selling vintage& contemporary snapback hats with logos, including athletics teams. Address: 631 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu, HI 96814 Phone 🙁 808) 888 -0 099
Fitted – Boutique featuring a Hawaiian company’s line of contemporary custom caps, T-shirts& accessories. Address: 1438 Kona St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Stussy – Retail store selling the streetwear brand’s trendy apparel for men& women, plus hats& accessories. Address: 1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814 Phone 🙁 808) 591 -6 546
!!! Kicks Hawaii – Sneaker, T-shirt& accessory shop with Hawaiian style, selling& collaborating with national brands. Address: 1530 Makaloa St, Honolulu, HI 96814
!!! In4mation- 3 shops in Honolulu Illest brand – Edit 680 Ala Moana Blvd Unit 104 -A Honolulu, HI 96813 Downtown
Pow wow Hawaii- mural locations Hula – by Aruo Cafe on Keawe st Hebru Brantly – Auahi st behind office max Fisher hawaii building – has 7 murals around it Andrew Hem and Ekundayo – Lana lane and auahi st, constructing next to Boca Hawaii Lauren YS – Kawaiahao st and kamani st across from cafe duck butt