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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hawaii Highlights

I recently went to Oahu with Mackenzie. This was my first time on that particular island, save for some layovers at HNL while spending time on Maui and Kauai in the past. We were there for six nights.

This is just some highlights of the trip – I genuinely intend to post one or more detailed entries with pictures, but for right now, here are brief high points:

  • KCC Farmers Market – Saturday morning 7:30-11AM (yes it’s early, but it’s HOT later in the day…) Lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and also a LOT of prepared food (and coffee) for breakfast.
  • The Bus – From the NW side of waikiki (near Hilton Hawaiian Village) it’s a 25 minute ride to KCC, and about 45 minutes to Hanauma Bay. Having a car for part of your trip is a good idea, but you really don’t need it the whole time, and not driving to these places is a *good* idea!.
  • Kailua – 12 miles away from popping Waikiki is sleepy Kailua, home of a wonderful sandy beach, and some good, cheap food. Highly recommend a visit.
  • Pearl Harbor Historic Sites – Fantastic.
  • Sunset Drinks at Sarento’s Top the I – awesome view of the sunset from the edge of Waikiki. Note that in the summer, the sun sets after happy hour, but it’s worth it for the view.
  • Alan Wong’s Restaurant – situated on the third floor of an office building, with a view of a street, this was nonetheless the best dinner we had in Hawaii. It was surprisingly NOT the most expensive dinner (that honor went to the sunset cruise we took the first night), but it WAS the dinner with the most celebrity sitings we had (Masi Oka)
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