Honolulu Journals

10 Days in Oahu

A July 2006 trip to Honolulu by megankayd

Quote: We visited all the sights on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Radisson Hotel Waikiki

Hotel | "Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio"

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This hotel was wonderful. They were in the process of remodeling upper floors, but we heard nothing at all. We had an ocean front room and it was beautiful.

It is only one block from the beach. It has a very nice upper floor pool and hot tub, with a tiki bar next to it. The best part of the hotel is the free breakfast. It's not your everyday continental breakfast. It is wonderful and save you probably hundreds of dollars for the whole vacation.

Parking was not fun. The barking garage was being renovated and it was almost impossible to find anything nearby.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Radisson Hotel Waikiki
2500 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
+808-922-0811

Hy's Steak House

Restaurant | "Hy's Steakhouse"

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I was not impressed with it at all. We ordered steaks, which were great. But not at all worth the $100 tab we had. They advertise their "cheese bread," which consists of a piece of bread with cheese melted on top.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Hy's Steak House
2440 Kuhio Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 922-5555

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Wonderful! The $15 cheeseburgers were well worth the cost. We ate there a couple of times. The best tasting meal we had the whole trip! They had great pina coladas!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Cheeseburger In Paradise
2500 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 923-3731

Duke's Waikiki

Restaurant | "Duke's Canoe Club"

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This was a great place to grab something to eat and have a drink right off the beach. We had to wait a while for an outside table, but nothing too bad. We had chicken caesar salads that were wonderful!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Duke's Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Avenue At The Outrigger Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 922-2268

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve

Attraction | "Hanauma Bay"

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Absolutely beautiful. We went extremely early to beat most of the people there. There weren't many fish, but the highlight were the many sea turtles that day. They swam right up to you.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
7455 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
(808) 396-4229

Honolulu Zoo

Attraction

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Don't waste your money unless you have absolutely nothing else to do. I think it costs about $20 and the zoo is very small. It might be fun for the kids though.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Honolulu Zoo
151 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 971-7171

Diamond Head State Monument

Attraction | "Diamond Head"

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This is a pretty tough hike to get to the top, but well worth it. It says the hike is not even a mile long, but it sure feels longer than that. Make sure you take some cash with you. At the top they have t-shirts and certificates, stating that you hiked Diamond Head, for sale. I believe the shirts were $20 and the certificates were $2. These were not for sale once you got back down. Also there is no water at the top, so make sure you take plenty!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Diamond Head State Monument
Diamond Head Road And 18th Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
808-587-0285

Halona Blowhole

Attraction

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This was a beautiful sight and the best part...it was free. On the day we went the waves were pretty strong so we got some pretty good pictures. If you're coming from Honolulu (as apposed to going towards Honolulu) be careful so you don't miss the sign.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Halona Blowhole
East Coast
Honolulu, Hawaii

Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial

Attraction | "Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memorial"

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As with most things in Honolulu, go early. The memorial opens at 7:30am. At 6:45am when we got there there were already 200 or so people in line. Not much of a gift shop, but there is one there.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial
One Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
(808) 422-0561

Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Attraction

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This place is beautiful. The ride there is beautiful. Not sure if it's like this all the time, but the wind was horrible.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Nuuanu Pali Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96744
No phone available

Dole Pineapple Plantation

Attraction | "Dole Plantation"

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Not too much to do here that really interested me. We did the Worlds Largest Maze and walked through the gift shop. One thing to check out is the goldfish pond. Spend the 50 cents or so to feed them...it's quite a sight!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Dole Pineapple Plantation
64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy.
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
(808) 621-8408

Royal Hawaiian Luau

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The luau was an interesting experience. You have to do this if you want the whole "Hawaii experience." I wasn't really impressed. For the $80 price tag, the food wasn't that great. However, there was plenty to eat.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

Royal Hawaiian Luau
2259 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 923-7311

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Anything Hawaiian you could possible want...don't buy it anywhere else. Most vendors are willing to negotiate the price. We found a man making Tiki's right in the marketplace. They were wonderful and he gave us a great price!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2007

International Market Place
2330 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 971-2080