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sam88 Oct 2nd, 2003 07:21 AM

Oahu Must See's
 
What are the must see attractions in Oahu?
looking for good restaurants too-
Thanks!

bashfulLV Oct 2nd, 2003 11:56 AM

Aside from the obvious - Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head - there's a gillion others -
Arizona Memorial/USS Missouri
Tantalus
Punchbowl
the North Shore
Hanama Bay
Makaha
Dole Plantation
International Market Place
Iolani Palace/Bishop Museum
Chinatown/Hotel Street
Lanikai Beach/Waimanalo Beach/Waimea Bay
and so many more my mind went blank!

As far as restaurants - there a so many of all different tastes and costs - without knowing what you're looking for it's hard to list any. I will, however, tell you about one I absolutely loved - out in Kailua there's a little place called Boots & Kimo's and they serve the BEST macadamia nut pancakes in the world! Don't miss them! There are several different discount coupon books you can pick up all over town and they have coupons for lots of restaurants and activities.

islandmom Oct 2nd, 2003 12:17 PM

Our favorite spots to go with guests are -

Shearwoods or Bellows Beach
Sunset Beach
Lanikai Beach
Maui Tacos in Kailua
Makapuu
breakfast buffet at Duke's
Paradise Cove Luau
Lagoons at Ihilani
drinks at Turtle Bay Hilton
dinner and bellydancing at Pyramids
The view and dinner at Hanohano Room
Manoa Falls hike
drinks at pupus at Sheraton Moana hotel

PakePorkChop Oct 2nd, 2003 08:04 PM

Much depends on where you are from, what your interests are, and how much you are willing to spend.

Hawaii is one of the most pluralistic societies in the United States and the island of Oahu, as the regional capital of Oceania, is unsurpassed in the diversity of shopping, cultural attractions, and recreational pursuits, all the while offering the security and safety of American political and economic institutions. Not to mention culinary excellence.

If you are unexposed to Asian communities, this is your chance. Among others, Honolulu's Chinatown is one of the oldest and certainly the most exotic and mysterious in the western United States.

Compact and informative tours are offered by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (Tuesdays, 9:30 am, $5, call (808) 533-3181, and the Chinese Culinary Arts Society of Hawaii, Thursdays, 8:30 am, email
[email protected], $7.50, with dim sum brunch (recommended) $10. The latter is more compact, focused, and informative.


sam88 Oct 3rd, 2003 07:05 AM

Thanks for all your feedback! I really appreciate is...already excited!

fivestar Oct 3rd, 2003 04:47 PM

Ditto on Waimanolo and Laniki Beaches. Also Kaneohe (sp) beach. Oahu has the most beautiful beaches of all hte islands. Too bad people only think of Oahu as Waikiki. The people there are beautiful too!


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