Guide to Oahu | Points of Interest (Part III)

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Hula Dancers, Food, Shows, Ent ertainment!

For all you folks who are coming for the Hawaii Chapter: CRS Sellabration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village from January 28-30, 2008 I have been working on this Guide to Oahu that Sharon Simms  (Who is not only attending the CRS Sellabration but having a CLHMS class on January 24 and 25 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village too!) suggested that I put together an "ActiveRain Guide to Oahu) for all the attendees who want to do extra curricular activities on the side too.

There is way too much information to put in one post so I have done a three part series and I hope all of you attending (even for those of you who just may want info for that later vacation) will find the information beneficial:

ActiveRain Guide to Oahu: Points of Interest (Part I)  The following Guides for Oahu, Hawaii should prove helpful for activities, scenic areas, dining and points of interest for the visitor. In Part I

ActiveRain Guide to Oahu: Points of Interest (Part II)  covers the sightseeing part of Oahu which will definitely be the "in thing" to do for the avid nature, scenery and picture taking lover! I chose the sightseeing trip to go around the North Shore just for the fact that most of you have heard about the famous surfing spots on the North Shore and around the time you are coming there will be winter waves breaking on the north side of our island. 

                                                                                                  Part III:

Everyone knows about our tourist industry and Waikiki is famous for picture perfect postcards with Diamond Head in the background. (In the show below the first picture of the sailing has Diamond Head in the background) Waikiki Beach, the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium and Diamond Head Crater are all around the same vicinity and The Bus (click for info) system here is great to travel around from site to site.

Some Points of Entertainment:

  • The Star of Honolulu has many different DINNER SHOW PACKAGES to pick from. So, remember, you don't have to be a tourist to go out and enjoy the finer things while in Hawaii!
  • Hawaii's Whale Watching Tours (In spiritual Hawaiian custom the Whales are the essense of the ocean) and Swim with the Dolphins (Sea Life Park) 
  • Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park!  Now this is a place to go for the whole family.  (provided you love to get wet!) 25 acres of speed and shotgun slides, the Cliffhanger, Water playground, Keiki (children's) cove, picnics, and more!  Just make reservations and they will do all the planning and coordinating for you!  All you have to do is show up and have fun! There are also volleyball courts, lawn games, dunk tank, horse shoe pits, private pavilions for you and your family. Weddings? No problem!
  • Aloha Stadium Swap Meet and the Pearlridge Kam Swap Meet are great places for outdoor shopping for souvenirs, clothing, polynesian style crafts and much more. Way cheaper than buying in Waikiki that's for sure! Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Food?  Check out the food sites here!

  • RESTAURANT'S CYBERGUIDE is a full on guide of all restaurants on all islands in Hawaii that were recognized and most of them received awards.  So, with all the information I have given you all week you can add this one to it.  You can add this article to your list for planning your trip (or relocating) to Hawaii along with the foods you're going to try as soon as you get here!
  • LOCAL KINE RECIPES has an abundance of receipes you may want to try before you even get here!

A Couple of MY Favorites:

ALAN WONG'S RESTAURANT 
1857 South King Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96826
(Honolulu / McCully Area)
Tel. (808) 949-2526
Famous local chef - one of the originators of Hawaii Regional cuisine. National multi-award winning restaurant. Local awards include: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006 & 2007 Hale Aina Award for "Restaurant of the Year"; 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 Ilima Award.

  • Zippy's Restaurants    24 Locations around Oahu. A variety of food to choose from and reasonably priced.
  • Loco Moco Drive Ins  Five to Seven Dollars for a plate lunch that will feed you twice!
  • Tasty or Yummy Korean BBQ  Ribs, Chicken, Beef, Fish plate lunches with your choice of vegies
  • Big City Diners American and Local style breakfast, lunch or dinners.
  • Sizzlers Restaurants .....A friend of ours :)  Steaks, seafoood and salad bar!  Reasonably priced!

                              Any Questions? Give me a call!!!  I'll be happy to answer any questions!

Be Safe!

 

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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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Julie: I'm sure this'll help out many who come so they have "other" things to do, places to go and lots to eat!
Jan 06, 2008 03:53 AM #20
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Hey DANNY!  I just read your post and hey...I think you and a bunch of others who aren't around may have gone through the same thing. Main thing..you're back and up and running again. Glad you enjoyed the show and hope to see you around more!
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Georgina: Why wouldn't you think of coming?  The CRS are not only for CRS..it's for all Realtors® and the AR gathering is for mingling amongst fellow members. Oh, well, maybe next time. :)
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Dan: Hahhaaha ....that was pretty funny!  I really don't know...never wore one......did some hula when I was a kid...I think I'd break something if I tried to shake my hips now haha!  Next time.
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Linda: WooHoo!  We are pretty healthy around here. Sooo much to pick from!
Jan 06, 2008 04:01 AM #24
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Neal: Microsoft Digital Image Suite program...

Ann: Laulau...meat (usually pork, chicken and fish) wrapped in the taro leaf to cook over the fire. The other grey looking stuff is poi...a pasty substance made from the taro plant. Feed a baby that stuff and the baby will be sure healthy looking haha!

Jan 06, 2008 04:11 AM #25
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Gary: What more can you ask for? :)

Bill: Thanks Bill...I think the members coming should get a lot from it too...not to mention visitors or relocations :)

Teri: Next time...one day. :)

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WOW, Woo Hoo, is all I can say. What a series! I'd thought of taking Tami over to the Big Island on our free weekend between the class and Sellabration but from reading all this and various links, there's far too much to do and see right on Oahu. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the time you spent compiling this. I do think you should put it together in an e-book!
Jan 06, 2008 05:11 AM #27
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Sharon:  I know...I know....and I will get something together soon. It proved to be a nice project to do and gotta do one with pictures. Thanks for the idea and I do believe that many will be able to use it....
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Sally- You put together an awesome series for all the AR members to take a part of! I'm jealous! Well, I will see you one day, that is for sure. Have fun meeting everyone and of course take lots of photos to share with us! Katerina
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Katerina: Thanks a lot! I know...until then ... Mahalo!
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Hi Sally,
What a wonderful guide for visitors.....so much information.  My parents were in Hawaii a couple of years ago and went Alan Wong's restaurant, they said it was fabulous!  
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Thanks Cynthia!  I went to high school with him :)
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Sally- Great job on the series....and Suzanne will be surprised at how much there is to see and do, even if it's not on the list.....and as for Restaurants....there is a seafood place that had the most fantastic early bird special on the meal......I was shocked at how good the food was, and the atmosphere, etc. and the price was so reasonable.....the Restaurant is in Waikiki, on the main Blvd, upstairs......that's all I remember :)
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Hello Sally,

A word of additional thanks for your work in putting this very informative post together.  I will be attending and spending 10 days.  This information will be very helpful in guiding me along the way. Again, thanks. Looking forward to the trip.

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I am looking forward to the AR gathering.  You have done a great job of rolling out the welcome wagon.
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Sally you are amazing!!!!  You have put a tremendous amount of time and effort into this series and I hope that those who will be there later this month appreciate it and utilize it.
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Hey Jack!  Thanks for coming by and glad you may find it useful. See you at the gathering and look forward to meeting you and your wife!
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Hey Randy: Thanks much! See you tomorrow!

George! Oh goodness....this must be the first time you said I was amazing. wow. Then again...I did put a lot of time...and I'm sure not just the members ..but many visitors who may happen across it will be able to utilize as well.

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Kathy: Suzanne? I think you mean Sharon?  Anyway, there are sooo many restaurants and such I would have no clue where you're talking about....
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