United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

North Shore Oahu - Hawaii

Jump to last reply

Heading to Hawaii soon! Hurray! We are staying at Aulani and have lots of plans already. With two children most of our days will be spent at the pool and beach but we have a few outings planned (including a surf lesson for me).

One day we are setting out for a full day's excursion to the North Shore and would love to get some suggestions. I've done some research and the day is shaping up as follows:
* First stop - Starbucks, then setting out with a cooler in the car with snacks and water
* any must try breakfast stops near Ko Olina or just grab a quick breakfast in the room?
* stop at Dole Plantation
* Haleiwa Village (any shopping recs - artisan crafts and food to try)
* which burger is better - Kua Aina or Kahuku Grill or other? (I know there are lots of amazing shrimp trucks but I don't eat shrimp so settling for best Oahu burger we can find)
* Sunset Beach (with a treat at Ted's Bakery)
* Waimea falls and botanical gardens walk
* is Kahuka Sugar Mill worth a stop?
* what about Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Hut - terrific or tourist trap?
* which shaved ice - Matsumoto's or Wailua Sugar Mill or another (or all)?
* dinner stop? Uncle Bobo's Smoked BBQ - had a high rating and I love the name. Maybe Papa Ole's Kitchen, or Kono's, thoughts or other suggestions?
* ideas for souvenirs as this will be our principal shopping day too (in addition to ABC stores, airport and hotel gift shops)

Your suggestions are appreciated. Mahalo

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 What to do x5 days after Disneyworld for couple w/no kids.
  2. 2 DC in Dec-Restaurant ideas near Hilton Mark Alexandria
  3. 3 East Coast to West Coast travel route
  4. 4 Transportation: Clearwater airport to the coast
  5. 5 Need good hotel for couple with teen daughter for 2 nights: shopping, plays, not over $600. Which???
  6. 6 Washington DC in Spring?
  7. 7 Things to do in and around Westbrook, CT in November 2014
  8. 8 Relocation: Where Do We Fit In
  9. 9 Richmond highlights?
  10. 10 What do you do when your VRBO rental is a nightmare in Lake Geneva?
  11. 11 4 week family trip ideas
  12. 12 NYC becoming a battleground for Air BnB apartment rentals
  13. 13 Broadway this week
  14. 14 Packer game hotel on the bus line.
  15. 15 Trip Report Weekend in NYC
  16. 16 Accommodations in Floriday keys
  17. 17 Quick advice needed for 1st visit to HNL & Kauai
  18. 18 Booked our NYC hotel (thanks!), would like restaurant recommendations!
  19. 19 Drinking a beer in all 50 states for cancer reseach. Need bar suggestions!
  20. 20 New York, New York...
  21. 21 Shuttle Service from Newark
  22. 22 trains in Europe
  23. 23 Grand Teton & Yellowstone & ???
  24. 24 Road trips - CHI-ATL and MEM-NOLA - April/May 2014
  25. 25 USA trip
View next 25 » Back to the top