10 Days in Oahu

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


Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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.

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

Hy's Steakhouse

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Duke's Canoe Club

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Hanauma Bay

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Honolulu Zoo

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Diamond Head

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Halona Blowhole

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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.
Halona Blowhole
East Coast
Honolulu, Hawaii

Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memorial

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

This place is beautiful. The ride there is beautiful. Not sure if it's like this all the time, but the wind was horrible.
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Nuuanu Pali Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96744
No phone available

Dole Plantation

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

Royal Hawaiian Luau

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

International Market Place

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by megankayd on May 7, 2007

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

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