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OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 06, 2019 02:04PM

We'll be doing a cruise out of Honolulu in a few months. We'll be in Honolulu for two days, have a 12 hour stop at Kailua Kona and have two days at Lahaina on Maui. Looking for must do recommendations from those in the know. We'll have a car in Honolulu, haven't decided yet for Lahaina. Thanks all.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC



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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recogmedations.
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: January 06, 2019 02:17PM

The Arizona Memorial is a must if you see nothing else,also the National Cemetery
of the Pacific would be my second choice with such a limited time.I was stationed there for 3 years and didn't get to see it all.

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recogmedations.
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: January 06, 2019 02:19PM

There are lots of things to do in Honolulu. Definitely go on the Pearl Harbor Tour! It gets crazy busy so being there early is best. On the top of my list next time I am there!!!

You might want to check out climbing Diamond Head (Diamond Head is actually a volcanic Crater. The walk takes you to an old Coastal Watch Station)! It takes a while but the view is unforgettable. That is #2 on my list!!

The best Luau is on Maui!!

Yep, my wife and I have been there several times and plan to go back at least "once" more!!!

Have Fun! smileys with beer

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: January 06, 2019 03:09PM

Check the waves out at Macaha

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 06, 2019 03:59PM

Lahaina is a walking tour of a bunch of seaside vendors. Get a car and go to Hana. For my honeymoon
(25 years ago) we went back packing on Mount Haleakula for a few days. We were more adventurous then.
Don't forget "people watching" on Waikiki. For sure go the Arizona (if it is open by then).

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: January 06, 2019 04:07PM

Snorkeling by the Capt Cook monument near Kona. There is also a submarine ride/tour there that was interesting.

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: January 06, 2019 04:07PM

What has been mentioned already! AND, Drive around the Island, Visit the North Shore on the way, The Dole Pineapple Plantation, Rent the Vehicle from Turo. We Rented a Jeep, Picked up and dropped off at Airport! Contact Me for $25 off!

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 06, 2019 04:10PM

Definitely do the Arizona if possible.
Paying those respects is the least we mere mortals can do, for the price that was paid.
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I never made it to the Hawaiian Cultural Center, but many I know have been there and say it was really good. You might want to check that out.

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: January 06, 2019 04:13PM

ac1948 Wrote:
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> Check the waves out at Macaha


Makaha. Lived there for years on the Waianae side. Beautiful beaches away from tourist traps. I believe 'Volley Bob' lives up at the Makaha Towers, close to the "Sheraton Makaha Resort and Country Club" where I used to work!

BTW, if you take all the A's out f Waianae, you end up with WINE! wine...Ohelo berry wine!

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: January 06, 2019 04:42PM

Arizona Memorial on Oahu.

Night dive in Kona to see the Manta Rays up close. You can snorkel it but you need to be a strong swimmer. Manta Dive

Do the Trilogy boat tour to Molokini for snorkeling. Trilogy has a number of sailing trips. All are worth the money, first class all the way. They use sailing catamarans so no motor noise and smoke. Trilogy Tours

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: January 06, 2019 05:20PM

I used to snorkel allot. How I got my protein back in the 70's. Night snorkeling is a whole different animal. Only time you could get Lobster or Uhu was at night. Lobsters eyes would glow in your 'under water light' on the top of the caves. Let go of your 3-prong! Uhu (Parrot fish) cough up a mucus from all the coral that they gnaw on to make a sort of cacoon to feel safe and sleep in! Both are yummy! BTW Pacific (Hawaiian) lobsters don't have claws. It's all about the Tail! smileys with beer

Also, I was taught, iffin you slip in at night with a good light, and don't see much fish, Get the HELL OUT! Shark present! smoking smiley

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: January 06, 2019 05:35PM

And the EELS are another trip! They will only come out about half way out of their hole, and lock the back half of their body in said hole, to take bite or two of your catch on the stringer that you have tied to your wast, then disappear back in their hole. Scary, yeah, but kinda harmless.

Main thing is "Have Fun" moomba32!
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"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recogmedations.
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 06, 2019 05:37PM

vairygood Wrote:
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> The Arizona Memorial is a must if you see nothing
> else,also the National Cemetery
> of the Pacific would be my second choice with such
> a limited time.I was stationed there for 3 years
> and didn't get to see it all.
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The Arizona Memorial is closed until March of 2019.

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: January 06, 2019 05:49PM

The Arizona Memorial is closed until March of 2019.

I understand they're building a Bridge to Ford Island...

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:04PM

Honolulu - Drive the perimeter of Oahu. Good road the whole way and lots of places to pull off and just take in the scenery. Coming back down thru the pass in the mountains is cool, if it isnt raining, the view of the city is really neat. Yes, the Arizona Memorial is worth a try. If it is booked up,
The USS Missouri is located in the same park and worth a visit.
There is an awesome Aircraft museum on Ford Island, but I dont recall if it is open to the public all the time. We had a special escort and permissions when I was there, last.

It is a requirement to at least walk down the sidewalk next to Waikiki Beach, even if you dont go in the water. Crowded, but still an iconic place to visit.

Parking anywhere in Waikiki is $$$$, so that is something to keep in mind.

MAUI - The Hana Highway is something to do, but it is an ALL DAY commitment. Lots to see as far as the rain forest and water falls and bamboo forest and some of the beaches.

If it happens to be a clear day and you can see the top of Mt Haleakala, drive up. You can see 100 miles or more! Remember to take jackets - it is COLD up there. If you do the sunrise tour and arent interested in biking back down, get one of the bus tours to take you up and back down.

Lahaina is a tourist trap. Things to see, then bored.

Kaanapali is Higher end hotels and so forth. Beaches are ok.

Want something a little more laid back, drive over to the Kihei side and the beaches are just as nice and more relaxed.

Been a while since I was on the big island, and with 12 hours, there isnt too much travelling you can do.

Have Fun, there is always something to go find.

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:10PM

North shore, if you want to relax😎
If you golf there is a cheap muni.
Kayaking by chinamans hat.
Damn, I wish I was on the North shore now...




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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 06, 2019 07:23PM

I agree with those that say drive around O'ahu and see North shore. Not a big island (The Big Island is another Hawaiian island), so drive is not too long.

Now, remember, everyone else is on Hawaii time, so just because there might be an Interstate sign [ H1 H3 etc] on a road (do you see the irony in having a Interstate in Hawaii? grinning smiley) do not think people actually drive at 55 MPH. winking smiley Go slow, see the sights. Pay attention to other cars. There really is traffic in Honolulu and near Hickam Pearl Harbor. There really is rush hour type sitting in stopped traffic!

North Shore still slow traffic, but you are not in a rush anyway, right? Stop and get the frozen slushie drink at a small road side stand south of the Polynesian Cultural Center. Closed Sunday. Pineapple based of course. And the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm south of there.

Drive south around the bend to see Diamond Head. Walk up if you like.

Listen to the GPS pronounce all the street names that sound the same. grinning smiley

Go to Walmart 700 Keeaumoku St, just to see the huge isle of Macadamia nuts. winking smiley Always full of tourists buying them to take home. Costco is in Honolulu too if you are a member. I was in Hawaii for a month and probably stopped by that Walmart every third day...cool smiley Not where I thought I would go on vacation, but, they have stuff I needed.

Watch the new Hawaii 5-0 series as a travelogue. Skip the story line, look at the places to go.winking smiley

Throw your lei onto the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki.

Eat, eat , eat..... do the small places. Yelp is your friend. Lots of different cultures to choose from.

Enjoy yourself. Embrace Hawaii time.smileys with beer

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: January 06, 2019 10:20PM

If you drive to the NW side of the island take a glider ride. Done it twice over the years. [www.honolulusoaring.com]

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: January 06, 2019 10:30PM

It's been awhile since we have been to the Islands, but what I remember best was our road trip to Hana. It's about 50 miles but all the way on a narrow 2 lane switch back rain forest road. Sometimes only one lane, especially the bridges. Just remember that when you get to Hana, there is only one gas station & they know it. (high gas prices)
Since I am a pilot, I remembered that Charles Lindberg had a home in Hana & is buried there. His grave is in a little cemetary about 5 miles past the town, near an old sugar mill. There aren't any signs to the sight & you will have to ask the locals how to find it. His head stone is about 4 ft. square & has a model of his Ryan monoplane "Spirit" and another of the Eiffel Tower. I signed a guest book there in the small chapel. A very touching experience for me.
Yes the trip takes all day but was well worth it.
Doug Ward

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Re: OT, Hawaiian trip recommendations. Things to do?
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 07, 2019 05:52AM

Thanks for all the tips, most we had thought of but lots of good info that is not online.

Don Marlowe
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