Things to do on oahu
Things To Do On Oahu

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Things To Do On Oahu

Top 10 Oahu Activities

1. North Shore Shark Adventure

2. X-Treme Parasail

3. Paradise Cove Luau

4. Dolphin Adventure

5. Star of Honolulu Sunset Dinner Cruise

6. Kualoa Ranch ATV Ride

7. Oahu Bike & Hike Adventure

8. Oahu Bumper Tube & Banana Boat

9. Hanauma Bay Snorkel Tour

10. Surf n Sea Standup Paddle Lesson

Things To Do On Oahu


Best Shopping Locations On Oahu

You HAVE to shop while in Hawaii. There are so many things you can buy and purchase as gifts like aloha shirts to beautiful Hawaiian jewelry. But why spend "tourist" prices when there are so many stores around that have better prices. Make your money stretch while you're in Hawaii so that you can save it to do more fun things on the island!

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (99-500 Salt Lake Blvd, Aiea) This place is HUGE, and a lot of fun. Most visitors and locals alike feel this is the best place to shop for bargain gifts of "decent" quality. Many vendors can be bargained with, especially if you buy multiples or bulk items. Don't be afraid to ask for a better price here, you may get lucky! Jewelry can be questionable, so use your best judgment and common sense. T-shirts and towels are easy to pack and take home with you, so you see many vendors selling similar items. Go early. It gets really hot here in the afternoon, so be sure to wear head-wear, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. It cost a $1 per person to get in, so it's very affordable. Be careful of eating too much of the tropical fruit. Coconut and mango will act as a laxative if not taken in moderation. You can visit the website for days and hours HERE.
ABC Stores (On almost every corner in Waikiki) These stores are like 7-eleven stores made to target tourists. You'll be able to find a lot of trinkets and souveniers here at many ABC Stores. These may not be the cheapest shops around, but they sure are convenient. Most are very clean and carry all the necessities a tourist will need while staying in Waikiki.
Crackseed Store (1156 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu) This little store has treats for the kid's and displaced locals alike. Crackseed is basically dried plums and fruits loaded with salts and seasonings. For most locals who grew up in the islands, its an all-time favorite treat and will be sure to bring back a case of "homesickness" while eating it. It can be an acquired taste if you've never eaten it before, but it's fun to see people's reactions when they try it. If you're prone to motion sickness, the different dried gingers are great to soothe an upset stomach and helps calm nausea.
Hilo Hatties (700 N. Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu) For the largest selection of Hawaii print clothing, nothing comes close to Hilo Hatties. Even locals will sometimes shop in this pre-dominantly tourist haven for classic prints. This is a must see place to shop and has 2 locations on O'ahu. A decently stocked store is located in the Ala Moana Shopping Center and the large flag ship store is located a few miles down the street on Nimitz Hwy. There was a free trolley that frequently made rounds to and from Ala Moana Shopping Center to the flagship store, but that should be verified by calling the store before depending on it.
International Marketplace (2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki) This fun little place to hang out and shop is located right in the middle of Waikiki and runs through Kalakaua Ave to Kuhio Ave. With free nightly entertainment and a variety of food places, you could find yourself back here a few times through your vacation. Like the Aloha Stadium Swap meet, the little cart vendors will sometimes be a flexible in their prices if you are willing to haggle a little.
Walmart (700 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu) No matter what your feelings are about this retail monster, they've stocked up well with Hawaii gifts and tourist goods at very decent prices (surprised?). Located across the street from Ala Moana Shopping Center, its a great place to wander through for "Hawaii Stuff" to take home or shop for things you may have forgotten to bring with you at a very reasonable price.

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