Guide to Oahu: Points of Interest (Part I)

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

 The following Guides for Oahu, Hawaii should prove helpful for activities, scenic areas, dining and points of interest for the visitor. This three (maybe ...four) part series

Hawaii is known worldwide as one of the most scenic places on the face of the earth. From flower blooms to ocean views to beautiful blue skies you can expect to see and preserve these memories with unreal photographs as well as gaining a sense of peace within from our rich Hawaiian history.

 

 In Part 1 I'll take you through the Historic side of Oahu, Hawaii to gain some insight into Hawaii's Rich History. So many come to our islands and miss out on the important things that will be remembered for years to come. The RICH HISTORY. The shows, entertainment and other stuff can follow but please be sure to do the Historic part first. It will give you insight into the rest of your tours, sightseeing and entertainment that follow!

Downtown Honolulu:  

  • Iolani Palace- See the magnificent feather cloak of Kiwala'o, the Crown Jewels, the Chamberlain's Office and other treasures of the Monarchy period.  call (808) 522-0832

  • The State Capitol:  The legislature will be in session and you can attend sessions and hearings for both the House and the Senate.  They are free and open to the public.  You can also visit the Governors and Lt. Governor's offices and sign their guest book.

  • State Art Museum:Open to the public.  Across the street from the Capitol building and Iolani Palace.

  • Kamehameha Statue Kamehameha unified Hawaii and under his government maintained peace even though there was intense pressure from the Western civilization. Located at the corner of King and Punchbowl Streets

  • Mission Houses Museum  Tours through the old structures include the oldest frame house and the first printing office in the islands. Located at the corner of King and Kawaiahao Streets.

  • Kawaiahao Church King Lunalilo, the first elected monarch of Hawai'i, was burried on the church grounds and Kawaiahao Church was the first Christian Church in Hawaii. Some of their founders and decendants are buried on the grounds as well. Many are married at this historical church to this day. Located at the corner of King and Punchbowl Streets.

  • Honolulu Academy of Arts I haven't been here for about 10 years but this is one of my favorites. The building is so beautiful with its architechtural design.  Fine Asian art collections. For more information call 532-8700 (Additional info from Pete:  hosting this "Art After Dark" event the last Friday of each month.  Live music, food, drinks, and most of the galleries are open.  Great way to get younger folks to visit the museum, as it has become one of the trendy places to see and be seen)

  • Washington Place -From Queen Liliuokalani to Governor Lingle this is the oldest structure that has been in continuous use. For more information, please call 586-0240

  • Honolulu Hale City and County of Honolulu Government (Mayor's Office) Open courtyard looking up into the sky is the centerpiece of this masterpiece.  530 South King Street

  • Queen Emma's Summer Palace Wife of King Kamehameha IV and the symbol of the island's cosmopolitan culture  2913 Pali Highway 808-595-3167

  • Bishop Museum (founded in 1889) the Bishop Museum is by far one of the most outstanding examples of our Hawaiian history with over 24 million cultural artifacts that were acquired over the past 112 years that tell the story of Hawaii and the Pacific. 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i   96817    Phone: 808.847.351

  • The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor  December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on this site, propelling the U.S. into World War II. This floating memorial in Pearl Harbor is the resting place for many of the 1,177 crew members killed on the USS Arizona battleship.                                             

 

Stay tuned for Parts II and III for your guide to Oahu!!

 

In the meantime...take a quick trip around Oahu!

 

 

     Read Part II here:  ActiveRain Guide to Oahu: Points of Interest (Part II)                                  

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Teri Eckholm
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Sally--When I finally get to Hawaii, I know who I want as my tourguide! ;)
Dec 04, 2007 03:51 AM #24
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Teri: And I'll be waiting to hug you and present you with a lovely orchid flower lei!
Dec 04, 2007 05:21 AM #25
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Some other places to visit when by the palace:

The State Capitol:  The legislature will be in session and you can attend sessions and hearings for both the House and the Senate.  They are free and open to the public.  You can also visit the Governors and Lt. Governor's offices and sign their guest book.

State Art Museum:Open to the public.  Across the street from the Capitol building and Iolani Palace.

Dec 04, 2007 06:46 AM #26
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Thanks Randy! Added them in!
Dec 04, 2007 07:02 AM #27
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Sally, What a spectacular video, the colors of the water, the flowers---everything is just gorgeous.  There isn't a thing you mentioned I would not want to visit, I guess when I do come I will need more time then I thought!   Beautiful post, thank you for sharing it.
Dec 04, 2007 09:29 AM #28
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Carole: Ahhhh...more to come in Parts 2 and 3! Thanks! One day I'm going to tempt you just enough that you hop on a plane!
Dec 04, 2007 09:53 AM #29
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Sally - I'm so looking forward to seeing you in January!  These photos are just driving me crazy.  Hawaii is absolutely a little piece of heaven on earth.
Dec 04, 2007 03:42 PM #30
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Sally, I wish I was going...:-( but oh well. I still think the State of Hawaii should place you on the payroll for all you do.
Dec 04, 2007 11:13 PM #31
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Hi Marlene! See ya soon!

Matthew: You need to hop a flight already~

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Sally - You always do a bang up job on your localism posts, I can almost feel the breeze and smell the lovely aroma of flowers when I read your posts! A Great Job (AGAIN!)
Dec 05, 2007 04:10 AM #33
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Alecia: Why thank you! So,.....when ya comin to visit?
Dec 05, 2007 04:39 AM #34
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Hi Sally,

Thanks for the great list. One of my favorites is always the hike up Diamond Head. When you get to the top, you crawl out through the concrete bunker (I'm assuming that's what it is to the most unbelievable views. It's a really nice trail, fairly easy until those darn steps near the top, but well worth it.

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Sally- Thanks for joining and adding your post to the Things to Do/Places to Visit group =). Feel free to add your older posts too, if you like. I'd like to get some variety in there. I'm sure everyone doesn't want to look at my face over and over again =P
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Lynda: Oh, last time I went walking around in there I almost got heat stroke! :) 

Lisa: I'll see what I got :)

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Sally - Your beautiful state is one place I have yet to visit - I would love to get there one day!!!!
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Barbara Jo/Bill: You will...one day :)
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Sally!

I LOVE your blog!

I was a flight attendant for 20 years for Western Airlines and used to fly the trips to Oahu from Seatlle and Anchorage!  I esp enjoyed your posts about Oahu. Great information!

The world is getting smaller and smaller!

 I have assisted military here in SD moving back east and it is a wonderful thing to know that our clients become friends and in the military we end up having friends around the world!

Good luck to your business and if you need a contact here in SD I do offer 30% referral fees to those Realtors who refer me out of area business! 

Dec 11, 2007 06:36 AM #40
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Hey Gina: Glad you liked this one....did you see the link to Part II? Are you coming in January?
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Hi Sally - just beautiful!  I love your show and those gorgeous pictures - just a beautiful as I remember it being when I was there last.  We've stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and really enjoyed that.  Gorgeous grounds and amazing views!  I want to go to the Bishop Museum when I'm there next - your description of it makes it sound like a place not to be missed.

Off to visit part 2!
Ann

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Ann: All the historic places have some deep history going on. You can just "feel" stuff when you are in this areas.

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