Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FREE (AND ALMOST FREE) THINGS TO DO ON OAHU, HAWAII


















I thought it would be fun to participate in the C.R.A.F.T. -- Creating Really Awesome Free Trips link-up


10 FREE (AND ALMOST FREE) THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU, HAWAII:

1. Sharks Cove: (Named for it's shape, not for having sharks) Perfect beach for kids... and adults to explore.  I've always loved tide pools.  This one is beautiful.

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 2. Matsumoto Shave Ice: The absolute best on the island.  Then you can walk and shop around Haleiwa Town.



 3. Watch big waves on the North Shore during the Winter:

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4. Maunawili Trail Hike:

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5. Kapiolani Community College (KCC)  Farmer's Market: Browse around and try all kinds of food samples.


6. Stroll through Waikiki -- Fireworks, Entertainment, Street Performers, Activities, Lots of Cute Shops...


 (Free Entertainment and Activities at The Royal Hawaiian)

7.  Have a Picnic at Moanalua Gardens:


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8. Antique store hopping in Kailua Town:

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9. Rainbow Drive- in: My go to place for comfort food.  I always order a BBQ Cheeseburger, French Fries, and a side order of Rice with Gravy. And Marc always gets the Mix Plate with BBQ Meat, Mahimahi, and Boneless chicken with rice. Yum!

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10. See an Ancient Fishpond in Heeia:


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For even more ideas... go here.

To see things to do in other cities go here.


5 comments:

Karen said...

Great post! I am hoping to make it there sometime this year!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas.

Btrflygl said...

Interesting share. A big "comfort food" here is french fries with mozzarella cheese and gravy. People go to diners for this. Haven't had in awhile, but your post made me crave it.

annie said...
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jo_annie said...

Thank you both, I had fun making this list!

FF with mozzarella and gravy... sounds yummy!

The mum of all trades said...

These picture make me green with envy! Such a beautiful place to live.