Guide to Oahu: Points of Interest (Part II)

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

 Part II will cover the sightseeing part of Oahu which will definitely be the "in thing" to do for the avid nature, scenery and picture taking lover!  I am not only doing this series for the public but especially for the:

On the North Shore part of the island you will definitely find pleasure going through Old Wahiawa Town right past Mililani Town, Schofield and Wheeler Army Bases.

Continue onward to Oahu's famous North Shore where you'll see the HONU, the Hawaii Green Sea Turtle and loads of oceanfront land and beaches. Please read the following The Endangered Hawaiian 'HONU" (Green Sea Turtle) and Laws that Protect It so you will be well informed of our laws protecting all species in Hawaii.

 Definite Scenic areas and points/places of interest are:

  • Wahiawa Botanical Garden is located half way up Wahiawa Heights on California Avenue. It is a 27 acre Tropical Rain Forest and the deepest part of the ravine is 47 feet. Much effort has been made over the years to get the collection of native Hawaiian plants they have today.
  • Dole Plantation  with displays, the Pineapple Maze, displays, goodies and their famous pineapple whip it surely is a place to stop along the way to the North Shore!

Hours
Visitors Center - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Pineapple Express/Pineapple Garden Maze - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

Visiting Dole Plantation is free.
Pineapple Express Adults - $7.50, Children - $5.50
Pineapple Garden Maze Adults - $5, Children - $3

 NORTH SHORE CRUISING! Historic Haleiwa town. Haleiwa (Home of the Iwa bird) was a sugar plantation town for over 100 years until 1996 Wailua Sugar (Oahu's last sugar plantation) shut down. Haleiwa remained "country" and in 1984 Haleiwa was designated a Historic, Cultural and Scenic District. Shopping and places of interest: 

  • North Shore Market Place
  • Surf and Cultural Museum
  • Haleiwa Shopping Plaza
  • Wyland's Art Gallery
  • Haleiwa Art Gallery
  • Boutiques and Shops along the main street 
  • Haleiwa Joe's Restaurant (In 1899 this was a luxury 40 room hotel!)
  • Shell Craft stands and more! (below)

READ MORE HERE>>

North Shore Cruising Show:

For more information on beaches and parks click on the links below.

** ActiveRain Guide to Oahu: Points of Interest (Part I) **

  • ActiveRain Guide to Oahu: Points of Interest (Part III)
  • Be safe, have fun and Aloha!

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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:  Oh, much research and stuff to do before posting something!

    Carole: I have to hold the fort down for the conference...Randy and I are getting last minute details together for the AR gathering :)

    Ann: I have no doubt in my mind that I'll meet you one day :) Thanks so much!

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    Jeff: PUUUUULLLLEEEAAAZZZEEEE!  You gotta come...just gotta gotta gotta...and bring that gorgeous wife with ya!

     

    Dec 06, 2007 03:57 PM #21
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    George: Okay, BB said that on Randy's post...are you two conniving something????? Better let us know because we are not in the office 24/7  hehe.

    Lynda: Oh, goodness.....don't even know....and I do this for all of you....and the consumer/public/whoeve may need it ;)

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    Marlene; Randy and I will be announcing final plans for the AR gathering shortly ...stay tuned...and save this series for other stuff to do!

    Katerina: It always helps to love the place we're writing about huh? :)

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    Sally, I'm so glad I checked in with you tonight!  I always love your posts about your area.  What a paradise!  Of course, you post such beautiful photos to go along with the information. 
    Dec 06, 2007 04:22 PM #23
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    Margaret: Thanks Margaret...I am glad you popped on by too!...I need to catch up severely :)
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    I like the beach photo
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    Sally - You really make me want even more to visit HI! One day, yes when the market changes, I will show up in your great state!
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    Sally I wish we were conniving something, but we are not. However, now that you mention it that is not a bad idea :)
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    Sally, your really should do a travel blog....your photos and descriptions are wonderful!
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    Neal: Me too

    Gary:  Great!  I'll be looking forward!

    George: Darn...shucks...will wait.

    Diane: I do an outside blog with this stuff...that's about it.

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    Neal: Me too

    Gary:  Great!  I'll be looking forward!

    George: Darn...shucks...will wait.

    Diane: I do an outside blog with this stuff...that's about it.

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    Neal: Me too

    Gary:  Great!  I'll be looking forward!

    George: Darn...shucks...will wait.

    Diane: I do an outside blog with this stuff...that's about it.

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    Sally... I will agree with so many... that the pictures are gorgeous and that the content is very good. Since reading your localism posts, I have seen Hawaii and the surrounding Islands in a different perspective. Great job.

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    Thanks Jeff...I'm glad you and others enjoy!
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    Sally - Who could go wrong with you as their agent - NOBODY!! You provide information that everyone would be interested in.
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    Bill: You are just toooo flattering! Thanks....I just think it's great when others look at information I'm writing and it's not boring :)
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    Well now, I see I somehow caught part 2 but not 1 until I saw part 3!

    Your whole series is just gorgeous - awesome for those relocating to your area as well for those visiting.  Just beautifully done to showcase your magnificent home!

    Ann

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    Thanks Ann!  I hope they all will be able to use this when they come!
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    I love this series. i gotta find a way to feature them.

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    We were there 2 years ago now...wow time flys. My Husband was a kid there at Schfield ...I am sure I misspelled that...but we went back to his old stomping grounds as well as the other islands. Wow I would love to be there now.

     

    Keep in touch. Panama City Beach, where we will is beautiful too...we just don't have the mountains.

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