Hawaii vacation tips?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NoelTate, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. NoelTate

    NoelTate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    Mobile, AL
    OK, I need tips from those who live in or have traveled to Hawaii. I'll be going to Oahu for 5 days and Hawaii for 2 days in February. Already have a list of things to see and do, but I'd love to hear from someone who lives there with suggestions of good places to eat and more local kinda things to do rather than all touristy stuff. Thanks!
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I can tell you one thing. DO NOT leave cash in your room. When we were there several years ago, someone robbed us of all our cash from the ROOM!!!! They left the travelers checks. HAVE FUN!!!

    ETA: We really did have a blast, I just say this as a warning. It was clearly an employee of the hotel we stayed at. And the police sent us a very nice apology letter too. They went above and beyond to help us.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Tip 1: Take me along.

    That is all.
  4. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2007
    Tip: Don't let your teenie tiny purse fall between the coushion crack of the hotel lobby sofa, then leave on the shuttle to the airport. They won't let you back on the plane to come home without ID. Jusk ask my DIL [​IMG]
  5. NoelTate

    NoelTate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    Mobile, AL
    Only 3 days to go! I can't wait, especially since temps here have dropped down to freezing again. Ugh. At least the cold makes it a bit easier to leave during Mardi Gras. They are forecasting snow flurries tomorrow night. Crazy for us down in Mobile. Last time it snowed here was back in 1993!
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:That is my tip too! Have fun!

    Aww... some day [​IMG]
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Some must dos on Oahu is Shark's cove( on the North Shore located by the firestation) best snorkling around, Hanauma (sp) Bay for more excellent snokling, Three Tables beach on the North Shore to visit up close and personal with some green sea turtles (don't touch), hike up Diamond Head, visit the trade day thingy at the Football Stadium for good, CHEAP souveniers, and don't just stay in Honolulu. It's a huge city but very little to see but Waikiki. That's all tourist traps. Venture out. Rent a car and drive around the island and you will have a ball!! You have to visit the Arizona memorial. Don't expect not to cry. Very sobering experience. Well, that's all I can think of now. Oh, if you need a tour guide, I'm available. Remember some parts of Honolulu are not safe at all!! Just be aware of your surrondings at all times.
  8. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Be sure to have a drink that is served in a pineapple.
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I used to live there. I have also visited twice in the last few years. I would suggest going to the Polynesian Culteral Center on Oahu. It's pricey, but the tour and Luau are unforgetable.
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    It's been so long since I was there .. just HAVE FUN!! Where are you staying on Oahu??

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