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Welcome to the Island of O‘ahu! THIS WEEK OAHU • October - December 2013

36 Calendar of Events

Here’s the inside scoop on local events and activities. Join the fun and mingle with isle residents!

52 Dining & Entertainment

Quick Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Experience an Isle Lu‘au . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

84 Shopping

Quick Shopping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Shopping Center Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

98 Activities

Quick Activities Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Visit Pearl Harbor Historic Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Explore the North Shore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 H2GO Section + Beach Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

142 Coupons

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155 O‘ahu Maps

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Check in at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, open daily 7 a.m.-5 p.m. For reservations, visit pearlharborhistoric sites.org or call 1-877-444-6777.

how it began On the quiet morning of December 7, 1941, 130 vessels of the U.S. Pacific Fleet sat in the calm waters of Pearl Harbor. Seven of nine battleships were tied up along Battleship Row and naval aircraft were lined up at various air stations. At 7:55 a.m. the first wave of Japanese aircraft arrived, and at approximately 8:10 a.m., the USS Arizona exploded. It would be the first of many explosions around the island that morning.

Plan your visit Start off with a visit to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, open 7 a.m.4:30 p.m. daily. Admission, movie, museum and boat ride to the memorial are free with tickets distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Either go early or make advance reservations for a specific day by visiting recreation.gov. Call for recorded info: 808954-8778. The USS Arizona Memorial, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, is one of four sites, collectively known as the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, and each has its own story to tell. They also include the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Additional info on all four historic sites is on page 118. THIS WEEK OAHU


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There are so many things to see and do around the island. Check out the island’s attractions, historic locales, museums, botanical gardens, hiking trails, beaches and be sure to mingle with locals at community events. Fall days bring cooler temps and some rain showers, so go with the flow and make lemonade out of lemons!

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No matter where you go or who you meet, you’ll notice the special friendliness of Hawai‘i’s people—that’s the aloha spirit. It’s the same spirit that permeates all our local events. An arts and crafts fair, hula performance, carnival, theatrical show, sports event, rodeo, cultural festival, food and wine event, live concert, surf contest—no matter what the event is, you’ll find it done local style—all with the warmth of the islands. Join the fun and take the spirit of aloha with you wherever you go.

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Many of Hawai‘i’s shopping centers Hawaii International offer weekly cultural performances Film Festival. . . . . . . . . . 41, 44 and fun activities. Enjoy keiki hula halau (children’s hula group); cultural demos such as lei making, or learning to play the ‘ukulele; musical performances of all kinds; and even farmers markets that sell locally grown products and handmade gifts.

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O‘ahu’s museums house a dynamic range of rare and historic artifacts, exhibits, artistic displays and so much more that offer opportunities for fun and learning. Expand your knowledge about aviation, Pearl Harbor, the history of Hawai‘i, its people and culture, the isle’s natural history, missionaries, as well as world renown art from around the world in all mediums— so much to discover!

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hot on O‘ahu! eat, mingle & enjoy More than sun, Get out and join a lively community sand and surf, of people in organized monthly events that celebrate the arts and O‘ahu offers good food. First Friday Gallery Walks and Slow Art Fridays every opportunities for third Friday of the month in the fun and adventure! Honolulu Arts District, and Eat the Street food truck rallies in Check out our various communities—these are just calendar of events, a handful of events you’re sure to enjoy. museums, historic lovely botanical gardens sites and more. Whether you have a green thumb or not, everyone enjoys quiet time in a lush setting. O‘ahu’s five botanical gardens offer a range of experiences from an example of a xeriscape in Koko Crater to lush native plants at the foot of the Ko‘olau mountains.

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Easy treks to grueling trails are available to those of all activity levels. Take an easy hike into the forest of Kamananui Valley, cross wet gulches to see Maunawili Falls or view Manoa and Palolo Valleys on the Wa‘ahila Ridge Trail. Visit Na Ala Hele’s website, hawaiitrails. ehawaii.gov, trail information.

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Hawai‘i’s nearly perfect, year-round weather makes it possible for all visitors to enjoy outdoor activities. Go hiking in the morning and hit the beach in the afternoon. We love our tradewinds that keep the vog or volcanic haze—courtesy of Kilauea on the Big Island—at bay. However, when winds blow in from the south, there is an upside to the added humidity—gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. On those days, just sit back on the beach and drink it all in. Bring the camera too!

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calendar of Information on Activities October 7 - November 6, 2013

October— 5-Jan. 5 LEGO® exhibit Think outside the box and create vehicles that can travel to exotic locations at Bishop Museum’s newest exhibit, LEGO® Travel Adventure. Also enjoy kid-friendly building activities and amazing LEGO sculptures. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tues. 808-847-3511, bishopmuseum.org. Map A:A15.

6 Polo season underway Head to Mokule‘ia Polo Grounds for Hawai‘i Polo Club games 2 p.m. every Sunday until Oct. 27. Gates open 11 a.m. for picnics. $10 admission. 808-226-0061, hawaiipolo.com. Map D:C16.

11 Shimmy Showcase The 9th Annual Shimmy Showcase gala, 8 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art (Map B:E9), kicks off the 2013 Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention. A no-host reception with preview performances begins 6 p.m. followed by a showcase of Middle Eastern dance. General admission $25, VIP reserved seating $50. Learn more about workshops during the five-day convention and purchase tickets: hawaiibellydanceconvention.com or call 808-234-1006.

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10-20 HIFF 2013 The Hawaii International Film Festival continues to screen emerging films from Asia and the Pacific. See page 41, 44 for info.

11-13, 18-19 Modern American Circus Enjoy family entertainment featuring a world-acclaimed troupe of more than 30 artists performing an array of aerial, ground and stand-up acts under the Big Top at Aloha Stadium. 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sat.; and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun. Info: modernamericancircus.com. Map E:E6.

12 Open Cockpit Day Climb into the cockpit of an historic aircraft, talk story with pilots and take a pic with a costumed pilot and aircrew, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Flight suits and helmets provided. Free with museum admission. 808-4411000, Map E:E4.

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Events On the Quick! Vol. 37 No. 41-44 professionals will “canstruct” giant structures made entirely of cans of food in Hawai‘i’s 8th Annual Canstruction® competition at Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Structures will be displayed until Oct. 27. Bring a canned food donation to support Hawai‘i’s hungry families. Info: aiahonolulu. org, Map E:F4.

12 Cool Kailua Nights The 5th Annual Cool Kailua Nights is a community bash like no other. Families can enjoy live entertainment, food, kids’ rides and a silent auction, 4-9 p.m., at the Whole Foods Market parking lot. coolkailuanights.com, Map G:P7.

13 Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival This eighth annual event brings together the best of Hawai‘i’s fishing and seafood communities for a day of family fun. Enjoy music and entertainment, demos, food booths, educational booths, kids’ games and lots more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Honolulu Fishing Village at Pier 38. hawaiifishingfestival.com., Map A:F13.

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18-20 Fall Food & New Product Show Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and sample the latest goodies as hundreds of exhibitors feature fun and creative foods and merchandise at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. 5-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Map B:C9.

19 Duke’s Ukes Contest Enjoy Hawaiian-style ‘ukulele jams at the 8th Annual Duke’s Ukes Contest, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Duke’s Waikiki. Contestants will strum, pick and sing as they compete in two divisions. 808-922-2268, dukeswaikiki.com. Map F:D8.

19 ‘Sky Tonight’ Held every first and third Saturday of the month, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society provides an in-depth look into the night sky at Bishop Museum. Program begins 8 p.m., arrive by 7:45 p.m. No late seating. $8/adults, $6/ages 4-12, cash only. To register: 808-848-4168, bishopmuseum.org. Map A:A15.

20 Family Sunday Bank of Hawaii presents the free Family Sunday at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The focus is on Halloween and Hawai‘i Fashion Month with “Thrills and Frills.” 808-532-8700, honolulumuseum.org. Map B:E9.

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More activities online at: thisweekHawai‘i.com 20 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival From noon to 6 p.m., take a sixhour musical journey with 15 of Hawai‘i’s finest practitioners of the guitar art form at Hoalauna Park in Ewa Beach, 91-1330 Keaunui Dr. Original craft items and local foods available too. slackkeyfestival.com.

25-27 Season’s Best Craft & Gift Fair You’ll be done with your holiday shopping early this year after browsing through more than 200 booths of crafts, gifts and food items at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. 5-9 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $3. Map B:D9.

26 Hispanic Heritage Fest The annual Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair takes place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand. Enjoy Latin food, crafters, cultural exhibits, a kids’ section and entertainment. Free and open to the public. hispaniceventshawaii.com, Map C:A1.

26-27 Waikiki Artfest

November— 2 Walk to Diamond Head Lighthouse The Clean Air Team leads hikers from Honolulu Zoo to the historic lighthouse every first Saturday of the month. Meet at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in front of the zoo at 2 p.m. 808948-3299, Map C:C2.

7-10 Oahu Fringe Fest Celebrate emerging and professional artists in all performing arts at this third annual event in Chinatown. Enjoy dance, music, puppetry, spoken word, aerial art, cabaret and more. 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave. Check oahufringe.com for times. Map B:F3.

9 ‘Recalling Hawai‘i’ Visionary Roselle Bailey directs a theatrical hula production, Bailey’s personal interpretation of Hawai‘i’s history from the time of creation through various historical highlights. It mixes traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music and hula complemented by projected images. Show begins at 7 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre. Tickets: hawaiitheatre.com, 808-528-0506. Map B:D3.

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Front Covers— October 7-16, 2013 Makani Kai Helicopters You are guaranteed spectacular views on an exhilarating aerial adventure! Arizona Memorial, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Punchbowl, Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay are just a few of the sights you’ll behold. Ad on page 115. Cover image of Kat by Polly Uhl Snyder; lei from Watanabe Floral.

October 14-23, 2013 Waikiki Shopping Plaza Conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, this shopping and business center features world renown shops such as Victoria Secret, Armani Exchange and Sephora with restaurants such as Top of Waikiki, Tanaka of Toyko and SkyBar Waikiki. Ad on page 30. Cover image of Kumai from Larson Talent by Polly Uhl Snyder; lei from Watanabe Floral.

October 21-30, 2013 Legends in Concert Waikiki Elvis is in the house at the Royal Hawaiian Theater! This family-friendly show brings back familiar tunes with thrilling tribute artists portraying Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler and Madonna. The live band and professional dancers add a great kick to the performances. Ad on page 14. Cover of Legends in Concert by Tomas del Amo.

October 28-November 6, 2013 Boss Frog’s Snorkel, Surf & Cycle + Hawaii Polo Boss Frog’s offers all the accessories you’ll need for an active day at the beach; ad on page 13. Hawaii Polo will get you atop a thoroughbred polo horse for fun oceanfront trail rides on O‘ahu’s North Shore; ad on page 127. Cover of Casera from Larson Talent by Polly Uhl Snyder; lei from Watanabe Floral.

This Week Highlights— Blue Hawaiian Helicopters adds to fleet STATEWIDE—A leader in Hawai‘i’s air tour industry for more than 25 years, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has received the first two Garmin G500H equipped EC 130 T2s helicopters, and more are on order. So what does this mean to passengers? The Garmin G500H “glass cockpit” multifunction electronic flight display system operates via touch screens, a leap ahead in technology. “The G500H is a revolutionary tool to improve situational awareness and significantly reduce our greatest risk,” said David Chevalier, chief executive of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. “Garmin’s synthetic vision technology is a godsend.” For tour info, visit bluehawaiian.com. See ad on page 1. THIS WEEK OAHU


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HAlloween spooks & scares

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It’s Halloween, the time of year when it’s perfectly fine for adults to get into costume and have just as much fun as the kids. O‘ahu has its share of October festivities, and here are just a few.

1-31 Nightmare at Dole Plantation Dole Plantation visitor attraction partners with Nightmares Live Haunted Attraction in its first ever Halloween event. Check out 13, a haunted house featuring 13 unlucky plantation curses; Nightmare Express; and Trail of Terror in the maze. Haunted house is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Haunted house, train and maze are open 7-11 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. Note: it may be too intense for kids; kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 presale tickets are available until Oct. 12 at dole-plantation.com or nightmareslive.com. Same-day tickets are $13. Map G:G6.

11 Haunted Plantation @ Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village More than 60 actors will scare the pants off guests at O‘ahu’s premiere haunted house at Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village in Waipahu, a site that’s been investigated by SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters.” Open 7-11 p.m., Oct. 11, 13, 18-20, 2527, 30-31. $15 or $20 for fast pass. Not for children under the age of 10; 16 and under require adult supervision. hawaiihauntedplantation.com, Map E:D1.

18 Zombie Hayride @ Gunstock Ranch Created by the people who bring you “Haunted Plantation,” this first haunted hayride takes place at Gunstock Ranch. It’s 7-11 p.m., Oct. 18-19, 25-26, 28. $20. Located at 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy., Map D:F1, 808-293-2026.

25-26 Spookapalooza @ Hawaiian Railway Museum A Halloween fundraiser for Hawaiian Railway Society, this fun event captivates train riders with chilling ghost stories. Departures at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Cash only $5 per person. Check in 20 min. prior to your ride. Reservations are required: 808-681-5461 or email rides@hawaiianrailway.com through Oct. 23.

26 Hallowbaloo 2013 in Chinatown Head to the Chinatown Arts District on Nu‘uanu Avenue for the island’s best costume party! The 5th Annual Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival features food, live music, performances, merchandise, a club crawl + more. Party starts 5:30 p.m. hallowbaloo.com, Map B:F3.

31 Boo in the Zoo @ Honolulu Zoo Kids can dress up for a fun time at Honolulu Zoo, 5-9 p.m. Spooky stories, costume and jack-o-lantern contest, tasty treats and more are all part of the evening fun. For an added fee, enjoy a mini tour, face painting, temporary tattoos, photo ops. $10 kids 2-12, free for adults with kids and kids and under 2 years. honoluluzoo.org, Map C:B1. THIS WEEK OAHU


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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor: Informative exhibits and vintage aircraft in historic airplane hangars invite you to learn about World War II as it was fought in the air. Check out a P-40 fighter, B-25B Mitchell, SBD Dauntless dive bomber, F4F Wildcat, a Japanese Zero, Supersonic F-14 Tomcat and lots more. Test your flight skills in the state-of-the-art flight simulator too. Cafe and gift store. Admission. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 808-441-1000, Map E:E5. pacificaviationmuseum.org.

Bishop Museum: Browse through the state’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts, as well as explore the planetarium, Science Adventure Center and Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame. Go online for daily activities and programs. Admission. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tues., 808-847-3511, Map E:E10. bishopmuseum.org. Hawaii State Art Museum: Featuring various exhibits and collections in three galleries. Shop and cafe on the premises. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; closed on all state and federal holidays. Also open for First Friday, every first Friday of the month, 6-9 p.m. Free entry, 808-5860900, 250 S. Hotel St., Map B:E5. hawaii.gov/sfca/hisam.html. Hawaiian railway society: A non-profit organization dedicated to saving, restoring and protecting Hawai‘i’s railroading history on O‘ahu’s west side. It’s the only operating railroad museum in the state. Rides are available 1 and 3 p.m. every Sun., first come, first serve. Admission $12 and lower. Located at 91-1001 Renton Rd., 808-6815461. hawaiianrailway.com. honolulu museum of art: See world caliber exhibitions, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art. Relax in the cafe and gardens, plus enjoy the gift shop. Admission covers entry to Spalding House on the same day and vice versa. Admission $10, free for 17 and under. Admission free days: Third Sun. of each month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; first Wed. of the month; first Sun. of the month for military with ID. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 808-532-8700, Map B:E9. honolulumuseum.org.

honolulu museum of art spalding house: This art gallery sits in a quiet neighborhood and offers a popular cafe and gift shop. Free admission day is the first Wed. of the month. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Gallery and garden tour at 1:30 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Admission $10, free for 17 and under. Admission covers entry to the Honolulu Museum of Art on the same day and vice versa. Located at 2411 Makiki Heights Dr., 808-523-3362. honolulumuseum.org. ‘Iolani Palace: Step back in time and walk the halls of this royal residence completed in 1882. Two tour options available: guided THIS WEEK OAHU


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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor ‘Iolani Palace audio and docent-led tour. Admission. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Recorded tour info: 808-538-1471, reservations: 808-522-0832 or 808-522-0823, Map B:D5. iolanipalace.org.

Mission Houses Museum: A National Historic Landmark that houses documents, artifacts and other records of the missionary period (1820-1863) of Hawai‘i’s history. Gift shop, cafe. Admission. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., guided house tours are on the hour, every hour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 808-447-3910, Map B:C6. missionhouses.org. queen emma summer palace: Built in 1874, this summer retreat of Queen Emma Na‘ea, wife to King Kamehameha IV, houses Hawaiian artifacts, quilts and exhibits. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 808-595-3167. Located at 2913 Pali Hwy., Map E:F12. daughtersofhawaii.org.

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Films from Asia and the Pacific are celebrated once again at the exciting Hawaii International Film Festival slated for October 10-20. This year’s highlights include a showing of “Blue Hawaii” starring Elvis Presley that was filmed on O‘ahu and released in 1961. See it on Waikiki Beach at Sunset on the Beach for free, 7 p.m. on October 12, Map F:E3. On October 16, “August: Osage County” directed by John Wells, will be screened at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres at 8:30 p.m. It’s an adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name featuring an all-star cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper. Then on October 20, “The Haumana” (above) closes HIFF with a special 5:30 p.m. screening at Hawaii Theatre (Map B:E3) and a second showing at 7:30 p.m. at Consolidated Theatres Koko Marina 8 (Map C:C15). Fresh off a successful world premiere screening at the Directors Guild of America and the Art Theatre in Long Beach, the film marks the directorial debut of actor/director Keo Woolford. Be sure to go online for the full line-up of films at hiff.org. Tickets are $12/general, $10/students, seniors (62-plus), military and children, and are available online and at the HIFF Box Office at Dole Cannery.

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Stealthy sharks, nebulous jellyfish and endangered Hawaiian monk seals are just a few of the cool aquatic animals you’ll see at the third oldest public aquarium in the United States. One of the island’s top family destinations, the aquarium features a 7,500-gallon “Edge of the Reef” exhibit, coral farm, indoor exhibits, as well as the new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit that’s home to over 7,000 marine species, a quarter of which are found nowhere else on Earth. You’ll also see one of the ocean’s rarest creatures, the Peppermint Angelfish (below), on permanent loan from the Smithsonian Institution. Waikiki Aquarium also hosts lots of fun, educational programs for the keiki (kids), so call or go online for details: 808-440-9011, waquarium. org. Ask about prices and age requirements. The aquarium is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, $9 general admission. 808-923-9741, Map C:A1.

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Ali‘iolani Hale on King Kamehameha Day

Downtown Honolulu is a rich mix of beautiful historic buildings where ali‘i (members of Hawai‘i’s nobility) once lived and modernday structures reflect the mid-day sun. Architectural buffs will not be disappointed. Hawai‘i is unique to the nation’s states in many ways, but a visit to downtown Honolulu best illustrates the state’s unusual place in history. It’s the only one to have once been ruled by its own monarchy. Walk a two-block radius along South King Street, visiting Ali‘iolani Judiciary Building with the statue of Kamehameha the Great in front, then continue on to Mission Houses Museum, Kawaiaha‘o Church, Honolulu Hale, and ‘Iolani Palace, ‘Iolani Barracks and the honolulu historical tours: Coronation Pavilion within the Z Downtown Honolulu architectural same lot. On Beretania Street, tours, 9 a.m. Sat., $10, 808-5454242 glimpse Washington Place behind Z ‘Iolani Palace, open Mon.-Sat., the wrought iron fence. 808-522-0832 ‘Iolani Palace is one of three of Z Honolulu Police Dept. Museum, Hawai‘i’s royal residences—the only free guided tours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.ones in the nation. Architecture Fri. Walk-ins welcome, 808-723-3475. buffs find a treasure trove of jewels Z Mission Houses Museum Tour, in Honolulu’s Capital District of guided tours on the hour Tues.-Sat. which ‘Iolani Palace is a great starting at 11 a.m. $10 general example. Three architects were admission. Groups: 808-447-3929. employed in its design, which Z Oahu Ghost Tours shares another features double lanai (porches) side of Downtown Honolulu with “Honolulu City Haunts.” Call for info: lined with Corinthian columns. It 808-524-4944. was the first building in Honolulu to have electricity. After the overthrow sightseeing in honolulu: of the monarchy, ‘Iolani Palace Z Affordable Tours, 808-921-2280, served as a legislative building for affordabletours.net Z Hawaii Tour & Travels, 808-931the new government until 1968. 6003, hawaiitourandtravels.com The construction of Ali‘iolani Hale, now the State Judiciary Building, was commissioned by Kamehameha V who died before it was finished. King Kalakaua dedicated the building two years later in 1874. This palace, meant to be a place of grandeur for the monarchy, was the site of its dissolution on January 17, 1893. The churches of downtown Honolulu are destinations in their own right. Kawaiaha‘o Church, on the corner of Punchbowl and King Streets, was built by the first missionaries to settle in Honolulu. Its walls are made of coral rock and it is the burial site of King William Lunalilo and his parents. St. Andrew’s Cathedral, located next to Washington Place, was built by the Anglican Church, using stones that were shipped from England. Many of Hawai‘i’s monarchs worshiped here. Both still function as houses of worship. Stop in to see these churches during one of their Sunday morning services. THIS WEEK OAHU


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lots to see & learn

Make it a family day as you visit thousands of mammals, birds and reptiles and amphibians. See the unusual Gharial in its watery lair; visit the endearing Meerkat; and learn about the endangered species that call the zoo home. A must for kids is the Children’s Zoo, plus there are lots of family programs offered to the public every month. Go on a twilight tour, enjoy a fun sleepover, have breakfast with a zoo keeper and lots more (programs vary monthly). For program details and reservations, call 808-971-7195 or go online at honoluluzoo.org. General admission: $14/adults, $6/kids 3-12 years, U.S. military and resident discounts available. Open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. 24-hour visitor info, 808-971-7171, Map C:B1.

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Mokoli‘i Island or Chinaman’s Hat

Windward side

Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

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The drive across the Ko‘olau mountain range is one of O‘ahu’s most beautiful. You’ll encounter lush scenery whether you take the H-3, Likelike Hwy. or Pali Hwy. from one side of the island to the other. If the day is gray with showers, don’t be disappointed; there are delights to discover on the drive over. Heavy clouds lend an air of mystery through the Ko‘olau mountain range and you may even see ribbons of water falling amid the mountain ridges. The town of Kailua has become a routine stop for visitors with Stops along the Way Z Along Likelike Hwy. #63its unique island shops and a •Bishop Museum houses more than 24 range of eateries to satisfy every million historical, cultural and national palate. The beautiful Pacific treasures of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Open Ocean is only steps away, as well 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tues., 808as two world-renown beaches— 847-3511, Map E:E10. Kailua (it’s pet friendly too) and Lanikai—that’s topped many a Z Along Pali Hwy. #61“best beach” list. •Queen Emma Summer Palace was built A must-stop for Chinese food is in 1848 and used by the queen and her Kin Wah Chop Suey in Kane‘ohe family as a retreat. Today, it’s a museum (808-247-4812); Boots & Kimo’s that’s open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 808-5953167, Map E:F12. (808-263-7929) in Kailua for •Pali Lookout was the site of a historic hearty breakfasts (be prepared to battle between the forces of Kamehameha wait!); and Cinnamon’s in Kailua, and Kalanikupule in which the latter’s another popular breakfast stop warriors are said to have been driven (808-261-8724). over the 1,000-foot cliff. Enjoy panoramic Stop by Kualoa Beach Park views of the windward side, $3/vehicle, and Mokili‘i Island, otherwise Map E:F13. known as Chinaman’s Hat (Map •Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden has G:M4), for pictures. Across the endangered and rare plants, trails and camping. Guided nature hikes are 10 a.m. way, Kualoa (Map G:L4) offers a full day of fun activities including Sat., 1 p.m. Sun.; to register: 808-2337323. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. horseback rides, ATV tours and jungle and ocean tours. Drive toward Kahalu‘u along Kahekili Hwy. and you’ll come to Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park (Map G:M7). It’s not visible from the road, but if you’re looking for tranquility, it’ll be worth your while. Walk through the temple and see wild peacocks and koi (Japanese carp). $3/adult, $1/child, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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isle military sites • national memorial cemetery of the pacific at punchbowl - Punchbowl, as the

memorial is commonly referred to, is the final resting place for thousands of America’s veterans. Visit the Memorial Building that houses a chapel and mosaic gallery, see the Courts of the Missing, inscribed with the names of 26,280 MIA soldiers. Head to the crater’s rim along a memorial pathway for panoramic city views. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, 808532-3720, Map E:D12.

• hawaii army museum - Housed in Battery Randolph at Fort DeRussy Beach is the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai‘i. Once used to protect Hawai‘i from invading forces, Battery Randolph is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses displays that tell the military history of Hawai‘i from ancient times up to the Gulf War and War in Iraq. An exhibit honors Gen. Eric Shinseki, the first Hawai`i native and Asian-American to attain the four-star rank. Free, but donations are appreciated. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 808-955-9552, Map F:G12. • naval air museum barbers point - See aircraft in various stages of restoration or that have been completely restored. Best of all, visitors can don flight gear, climb into the cockpit of a real fighter jet and take pictures. On display are Navy fighter and attack jets, ground vehicles and equipment. Admission by donation: $10/adult, $7/child 2-17. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., by appointment Sat.-Sun.; call first to secure entry. 808-682-3982, Map G:H13. Pearl Harbor Historic Sites on page 118

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Sample Hawai‘i’s

Local Foods Locals love their food—and who wouldn’t, given the sheer variety of dishes resulting from a mix of the island’s cultural backgrounds. Local food can be as simple as poi or as detailed as lumpia. While here, you’ve got to try them!

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CHICKEN KATSU– Breaded, Japanese-style deep-fried chicken that’s crunchy on the outside and moist inside. Served with a dipping sauce. char siu– Pork or chicken marinated Chinese-style in sweet aromatic spices. It’s most often cooked with fried rice and used as a garnish on saimin. Visit Chinatown to see them hanging from the rack. loco moco– Steamed white rice is topped with a hamburger steak patty, fried egg and covered with brown gravy. It satifies a hefty appetite! chicken adobo– This national dish of the Philippines consists of chicken or pork in a sauce made from vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper-corns, and maybe a bay leaf. poke– Pronounced “pokeh,” this appetizer can be made with octopus, squid or fresh fish marinated with diced onion, seaweed, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili pepper. Tasty alone or with rice. kim chee– Fermented cabbage, cucumbers or radish made with a variety of seasonings. Locals like this Korean-style pickled and spiced vegetables as a side dish.

kalbi– Beef short ribs prepared in the Korean tradition—marinated in ginger, sesame oil, garlic and soy sauce, then grilled. Delicious!

teriyaki beef– Beef is marinated in shoyu, sugar and some garlic and then cooked. It’s a lunch plate favorite. THIS WEEK OAHU


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Stepping Out! see where your O‘ahu is a melting pot of diverse cuisine thanks to the many people who call this island home. Enjoy each culture’s unique ethnic flavors and bring out your inner foodie as you sample dishes from every corner of the globe. From roadside food truck to dining with a view, you’ll appreciate the range of dining options available.

An elegant affair Make your evening meal a memorable occasion with attention by a polished waitstaff, quiet and tasteful surroudings, and menu selections that range from an appetizer of Seared Scallops & Foie Gras, an entreé of Braised Leg of Lamb Rigatoni ending with a dessert of Lilikoi Coconut Cheesecake. There are times for on-the-go meals, but don’t leave without treating yourself to an exceptional dining experience at least once.

all-american with a twist Taste favorite American classics with a local twist. How does this sound: a made-to-order burger with teriyaki glaze and pineapple mango Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. . . . 74 salsa; baby back ribs brushed with guava barbecue sauce; a loco moco; and a kalua pig sandwich with sauteed onions, cabbage and mayo.

dinner & a show Whether the lure is a graceful turn of the hands and hips or a highoctane musical performance, the dinner and show combo is a great experience. Moose McGillycuddy’s. . . . . . 73 Another kind of ‘‘show’’—master chefs who deftly perform with sharp knives and a grill as their stage. Good fun for the family. Perfect for groups, a few restaurants and eateries offer interactive entertainment, ranging from high-tech video games to darts or pool. It’s a fun way to work off that meal! Legends in Concert. . . . . . . . 14 THIS WEEK OAHU


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tastebuds take you Lu‘au favorites Enjoy an island The uncovering of the succulent dining experience pig from the ‘imu is an attention grabber, but add to that a warm that engages all greeting of aloha, cultural activities, a buffet of Hawaiian fare and the senses: visual Polynesian dance, and you have the appeal, tantalizing quintessential island lu‘au. aromas, and, of Sunset dinner cruise course, scrumptious For a change of scenery, make reservations for a dinner cruise flavors. where the stars above and rhythmic ocean below combine to create a magical evening. Find a range of dining options available for families to couples, from a casual buffet to a sevencourse meal at a private table. Your mode of transport? A state-ofthe-art vessel or the world’s largest Polynesian catamaran.

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From hole-in-the-wall finds to restaurants with a sophisticated air, O‘ahu offers up cuisine to suit every palate and budget. Broaden your horizon with flavors from around the world, and sample local cuisine, such as a loco moco or fresh poké.

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At the end of a long day on the go, relax with a drink and perhaps catch a game or two at a comfortable and friendly pub or bar. Or if you’re up for some fun on the dance floor, Waikiki has a variety of hotspots to choose from. Pick your pleasure!

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AMERICAN “There’s No Diner Finer, Than Big City Diner!” is the call to foodies looking for delicious American comfort food. They won first place in the Best American Food category in Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Best of the Best Awards. It’s a place popular with local folks featuring menu items such as the Boneless Korean Kalbi Steak—try it! BIG CITY DINER • See ad for five locations • 808-591-8891 • Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner & late night • bigcitydinerhawaii.com Smoky and delicious baby back ribs, Big Mouth® Burgers, sizzling skillet entrees, fresh salads, fajitas and quesadillas—Chili’s is always looking for ways to serve its customers the best flavors of the Southwest while finding ways to make its menu items affordable and fun. Look for bold flavors, delicious combos and a good time! See ad for savings. CHILI’S GRILL & BAR • Ohana Waikiki West, Map F:B8 • 808-9229697 • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; to 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • chilis.com Ease into your vacation with French Toast Island Style made with Hawaiian sweet bread, the Waikiki Sunrise served with two eggs, hash browns, toast and choice of meat, or fill up on the Ilima Breakfast Buffet. For lunch, try the Pulled Pork Guava BBQ Sandwich or choose from local favorites and noodle dishes. Catering to an American-friendly palate. ILIMA RESTAURANT • Waikiki Resort Hotel, Map F:D5 • 808922-4911 • 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily • waikikiresort.com Sip a margarita or Mai Tai on the open-air lanai, or get comfy in an Ocean Wave booth inspired by the North Shore. You’ll know “... it’s five o’clock somewhere” at this island-inspired restaurant. Tasty menu items include regional cuisine, fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and chef ’s specials. Open 7 a.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. JIMMY BUFFETT’S RESTAURANT & BAR • Waikiki Beachcomber, Map F:D9 • 808-791-1200 • jbabc.com THIS WEEK OAHU


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56 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT MAC 24/7, or “Modern American Cuisine,” has become an international destination for fresh and creative twists on American and Hawaiian comfort food. Executive Chef James Aptakin blends his Food Network award-winning creative flair with fresh local ingredients to deliver a sought-after, 24-hour Waikiki dining experience. MAC 24/7 BAR + RESTAURANT • Hilton Waikiki Beach, Map F:C4 • 808-921-5564 • mac247waikiki.com, hiltonwaikikibeach.com Wings on Mondays, tacos Tuesdays, burger Wednesdays, noodles on Thursdays, fish n’ chips Fridays, steak night Saturdays and Fajita Fiesta on Sundays. Enjoy affordable dinner specials every night of the week! Lots more to choose from on the menu from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. daily. DJ and dancing, plus pool and darts. MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY’S • 310 Lewers St., Map F:B11 • 808923-0751 • moosemcgillycuddys.com The ever-popular Oceanarium Restaurant is a huge draw for locals and visitors alike any day of the week. First, there’s the three-story, 280,000-gallon aquarium that showcases marine life. Then there’s the ample buffet for breakfast and dinner offering live action stations and fresh local fare. Ask about the Sunday Champagne Brunch too! OCEANARIUM • Pacific Beach Hotel, 2490 Kalakaua Ave., Map F:E4 • 808-921-6111 • Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily • pacificbeachhotel.com You can’t beat two pancakes, two scrambled eggs and two strips of bacon for the price of $3.95. Stop by for dinner too. The Anniversary Dinner Special for $10.95 offers a choice of one: fish of the day, Jumbo Fried Shrimp or New York Steak. Tropical Drink Special $5 all night Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii or Hawaiian Sunrise. Breakfast served 6:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; dinner 4 p.m.-10 p.m. SEASIDE BAR & GRILL • 2256 Kuhio Ave., Map F:C9 • 808-922-8227

ASIAN Fresh seafood is centerstage on the menu—Ceviche, Salmon Jalapeño Ponzu, sliced and seared marlin in the Gnarley Marley Roll, and Spicy Scallop Handroll, just to name a few. Casual, open-air atmosphere with regular seating or opt for Japanese style. Good word of mouth has made this a popular spot. Happy Hour 3-5 p.m. daily; full-service bar. BANZAI SUSHI BAR • North Shore Marketplace, Map D:E12 • 808-637-4404 • Noon-9:30 p.m. daily • banzaisushibarhawaii.com Seafood, tender chicken, juicy steaks and fresh veggies fly in the air as they’re skillfully prepared by the chef who’s also part entertainer. Prepared right before your eyes, your meal becomes more than just food in the hands of a culinary master. Perfect for families to individuals; even if you come alone, you’ll leave with new friends. BENIHANA OF TOKYO • Hilton Hawaiian Village, Map F:F16 • 808-955-5955 • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m. daily • benihana.com One of Waikiki’s most popular buffets offer way more food than you can eat! Enjoy a bounty of crab legs, mahi mahi, salmon, shrimp tempura, garlic ahi, sushi, a fruit and salad bar, and more. Be sure to leave room for dessert too. Dinner patrons can also catch a free Polynesian show, the Makino Ring of Fire. See hula, Hawaiian chants and exciting fire knife dances every evening. Buffet items are subject to change. MAKITTII • 2380 Kuhio Ave., Map F:B8 • 808-923-2260 • makittii.com THIS WEEK TIP Nothing—absolutely nothing—beats a refreshing shave ice on a hot, humid day. The treat is created by shaving a block of ice by machine that produces a very fine ice that’s light and fluffy, and absorbs the syrups poured onto it. Go local—try it with azuki bean paste at the bottom. It’s good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sweetened condensed milk drizzled on top too. Try a local fruit-flavored syrup or ask for “rainbow” if you can’t make up your mind (a personal favorite). THIS WEEK OAHU


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58 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Each dish on the menu uses the freshest quality ingredients. Favorites include Chang’s Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps, P.F. Chang’s Fried Rice, Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, Hong Kong Beef with Snow Peas, Spinach Stir-Fried with Garlic, and for dessert—Banana Spring Rolls! Happy Hour 2-5 p.m. daily with appetizers and drink specials $3-$7. P.F. CHANG’S • Royal Hawaiian Center, Bldg. A, Level 1, Map F:E9 • 808-628-6760 • Open from 11 a.m. daily • pfchangshawaii.com Savor authentic Korean favorites like bi bim bap, bul go gi, seafood jun, kalbi ribs and lots more off the menu. If you come with a large group, the All-You-Can-Eat Yakiniku meal is an affordable option as well. There aren’t too many Waikiki restaurants serving up Korean fare, so stop by Seoul Jung to enjoy authentic Korean cuisine. SEOUL JUNG • Waikiki Resort Hotel, Map F:D5 • 808-922-4911 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch; 5-10 p.m. dinner daily • waikikiresort.com The sights, sounds and flavors of Thailand are only a few steps away. Savor exotic dishes that include Thai Style Green Papaya Salad,Thai Curry Puffs, Thai Green Curry with Long Eggplant and Fresh Basil, the Spicy Siamese Fighting Fish with spicy Thai chili lime sauce, just to name a few. The Royal Thai Dancers perform nightly 7-9 p.m. SINGHA THAI CUISINE • 1910 Ala Moana Blvd., Map F:D17 • 808-941-2898 • 4-10 p.m. nightly • singhathai.com Master teppanyaki chefs put on an entertaining dinner show with the table top grill as their stage. Your first row seat offers a toss up of seafood, steak and fresh vegetables as they’re prepared with speed and dexterity and presented sizzling fresh in your dish. West location opens for lunch and dinner daily; Central and East for dinner only. TANAKA OF TOKYO • Locations: West, 808-945-3443; Central, 808-922-4702; East, 808-922-4233 • tanakaoftokyo.com

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59 Fill up on more than 100 items in the buffet for lunch and dinner! Popular with local residents, Todai is great for groups of all sizes where even the pickiest of eaters will find something to enjoy at this international seafood and sushi buffet. Serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. daily. TODAI RESTAURANT • 1910 Ala Moana Blvd., Map F:D17 • 808947-1000 • Open for lunch and dinner daily • todai.com

BAKERY, CAFE, DELI & FROZEN TREATS Enjoy the rich flavor of gourmet 100 percent Kona coffee grown on Hawai‘i Island in Waikiki. Roasted daily in small batches to ensure freshness, the Kona coffee made here have won rave reviews by visitors and locals. Signature drinks include Island Latte, Hawaiian Honey Latte and Lava Mocha; be sure to try their popular Acai Bowl too! ISLAND VINTAGE COFFEE COMPANY • Royal Hawaiian Center, Map F:E9 • 808-926-KONA • islandvintagecoffee.com

BARS/PUBS/NIGHTCLUBS Huge on all kinds of sports, the pub features games on 11 monitors, plus a full range of beers and Hawaiian drinks that’ll keep you happy during time outs. Pull up a chair and make new friends over a cold one at this friendly neighborhood pub. Wifi is available. Happy Hour till 8 p.m. with nightly drink specials, and a $3 Mai Tai everyday. LEGENDS SPORTS PUB • 411 Nahua St., Map F:B8 • 808-9227486 • Noon-2 a.m. daily • Legends-Sports-Pub.com Live DJs keep the beat on the dance floor every night of the week along with live local bands, so get your groove on! Or meet up with friends for a casual game of pool or darts. The atmosphere is fun no matter what time of day. Set up your own private party too! Happy Hour 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, plus drink specials nightly. MADDOG SALOON • 2301 Kuhio Ave., Suite 201B, Map F:C8 • 808-924-3400 • 10 a.m.-4 a.m. daily • maddogsaloonwaikiki.com

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60 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Refreshing cocktails and light Pan Latino cuisine are perfectly suited to this bright and airy space that brings the blue sky indoors. After a “tough” day of hiking or driving around the island, relax and unwind with a cool libation in hand accompanied by live music under the stars. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. daily. Live entertainment 5-8 p.m. Wed.-Sun. SWIM • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Map F:D6 • 808923-1234 • 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, • waikiki.hyatt.com

DINNER CRUISES Board the “World’s Largest Polynesian Catamaran” and chart a course for an evening of fun under a blanket of stars, cruising along the Waikiki coastline. You’ve got a first row seat to the setting sun, so enjoy its brilliance while dining on a menu of Pacific Rim dishes, buffet style, followed by a captivating Polynesian show. ALI‘I KAI CATAMARAN CRUISES • Departs Aloha Tower, Pier 5, Map B:B3 • 808-539-9400, 1-800-831-5541 • aliikaicatamaran.com Enjoy the smoothest cruise in the isles aboard Navatek I. This state-of-the-art vessel incorporates a breakthrough design (SWATH technology) for a smooth trip, and is the only dinner cruise that ventures beyond Diamond Head toward the Kahala coastline. Various cruises and combo options available. Ask about whale watch cruises in season. ATLANTIS NAVATEK CRUISES • Departs Aloha Tower, Pier 6, Map B:B3 • 808-955-8495 • atlantisadventures.com Set sail aboard the Star of Honolulu and head out toward the setting sun to experience dining on the high seas.Whether you opt for an intimate and elegant dinner with first-class meal service and live jazz, or a casual all-you-can-eat buffet with rousing Polynesian performance, step out on deck to take in the passing coastline and enjoy ocean breezes. STAR OF HONOLULU • Departs Aloha Tower Marketplace, Map B:B3 • 808-983-STAR (7827) • starofhonolulu.com

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61 EVENING SHOWS A star-studded cast of exciting tribute artists heats up the Royal Hawaiian Theater in the new “Rock-A-Hula” show. The young Hollywood-era and rock-and-roll era Elvis Presley comes alive, as well as Madonna; Steven Tyler and Michael Jackson. Shows are nightly at 8 p.m. except Monday; cocktail, lu‘au and dinner packages are available. LEGENDS IN CONCERT • Royal Hawaiian Center, 4th floor, Map F:E9 • 808-629-7457 • LegendsWaikiki.com Thrilling magical feats and Polynesian song, chant and dance merge in this one-of-a-kind show starring International Magician Society’s Merlin award-winning master illusionist John Hirokawa. Polynesia’s rich culture is illustrated through colorful performances and a dynamic fire dancer, interwoven with illusions backed by creative pyrotechnics. MAGIC OF POLYNESIA • Waikiki Beachcomber, Map F:D9 • 808971-4321 • Nightly shows • magicofpolynesia.com

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64 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Enjoy a stylish Hawaiian-themed woman’s fantasy production as a diverse cast of men from the islands perform a high-energy, choreographed theatrical production. Enjoy the “Best Party in the Pacific”! Weekends only in the Paradise Showroom. Doors open 7:30 p.m.; show begins 8:15 p.m. VIP packages are available. NA KANE,THE MEN OF PARADISE • Pacific Beach Hotel, Map F:D4 • 808-550-4444 • Weekends only • menofparadise.us

HAWAII REGIONAL CUISINE One bite of the Scallop Butter Yaki with black tobiko (fish roe) on a shiso leaf will take you to heaven. It’s just one of the incredible items on the Pacific Rim menu that include flavors from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and China. Sip one of their innovative cocktails and enjoy a handrolled sushi while relaxing in contemporary comfort. JAPENGO • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Map F:D6 • 808-237-6395 • Open 5:30-10 p.m. daily • waikiki.hyatt.com

INTERNATIONAL Sample the cuisine of the world all in one place! Restaurants at this popular community shopping center offer Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Italian, as well as local plate lunches and fast food choices for those on the go.Take a breather and enjoy a yummy dessert, smoothie, bubble tea drink or the newest “snow ice” dessert. MCCULLY SHOPPING CENTER • 1960 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Map B:D18 • 808-955-7377 • Open daily • mccullysc.com

ITALIAN Spaghetti with (half-pound!) Meat Balls, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Chicken Parmigiana are some of the favorites at this lively neighborhood restaurant. The menu offers fresh Italian entrees, family style, in two portions: Buca Small (for two or more) or Buca Large (four or more). Perfect for a special occasion, business dinner or fun night out. BUCA DI BEPPO • Ward Entertainment Center, Map B:A9 • 808591-0800 • Open 11 a.m. daily • bucadibeppo.com

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65 MEXICAN Tostadas, enchiladas, burrito, quesadilla, fajitas, taquitos, tacos, chimi changas and more fill the menu at this popular North Shore restaurant. It’s the perfect place to grab a meal and the margaritas are good too! Breakfast from 9:30 a.m., lunch and dinner daily. CHOLO’S HOMESTYLE MEXICAN RESTAURANT & MARGARITA BAR • North Shore Marketplace, Map D:E12 • 808637-3059 • cholosmexican.com Camarones Ala Plancha, Caldo de Liete mares or Queso Fundido...sound intriguing? These Mexican and Latin coastal delights focus on seafood and local produce while unique drinks include margaritas, Latin classics and specialty cocktails. Ingredients for a fun, festive atmosphere. LUIBUENO’S MEXICAN & LATIN CUISINE • Haleiwa Town Center, Map D:E12 • 808-637-7717 • 11 a.m.-midnight daily; Happy Hour 3-5 p.m., 9:30-10:30 p.m. daily • luibueno.com

POLYNESIAN/HAWAIIAN Exploring the seven villages at the Polynesian Cultural Center, seeing the canoe show and exciting evening show are all included with your Ali‘i Luau experience. During the lu‘au, see the imu ceremony and royal court, taste authentic Hawaiian fare and relish a performance of lively Hawaiian music and entertainment. ALI‘I LUAU • Polynesian Cultural Center, La‘ie, Map G:I2 • 808-2933333 • 5:15-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. • polynesia.com Enjoy a visual journey as Tahitian dancers with their gravitydefying headdresses beckon you to Papaeete, the graceful hips and hands of Hawaiian maidens share the isle’s history and the Samoan fireknife dance thrills with danger! Before night’s end, you’ll share the aloha as part of the Hawaiian ‘ohana (family). Hawaiian American buffet. GERMAINE’S LUAU • Kapolei, Map G:H13 • 808-949-6626, 808941-3338 • germainesluau.com

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66 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Your evening begins with hands on arts and crafts, a hukilau (net fishing) on the beach and the imu ceremony. Enjoy a Mai Tai and Hawaiian music lilting in the air—you’ve stepped into paradise. Dine on traditional Hawaiian dishes alongside local favorites, and as night falls, enjoy an award-winning performance beneath a starry sky. PARADISE COVE LUAU • Ko Olina Resort, Map G:G12 • 808842-5911 • 5 p.m. daily; packages available • paradisecovehawaii.com

SEAFOOD Blue Water sells taste, one bite at a time. ‘Friendly’ prices at this outdoor eatery help too! Signature dishes include the Garlic Shrimp plate, Lobster Tail (available in double combos) and Furikake Ahi, and portions are huge. This place gets an enthusiastic thumb’s up from customers. Also on the menu: starters, salads, pasta and daily specials. BLUE WATER SHRIMP & FISH MARKET • International Market Place, Map F:D8 • 808-923-2529 • 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily A dozen jumbo shrimp bathe in garlicky shrimp scampi sauce drizzled with lemon butter and chopped garlic or hot and spicy shrimp bask in fiery red sauce—choose to try one or try them all! Once again the Hale Aina Award winner for “Best Food Truck” in Honolulu Magazine’s January 2013 issue. 10: 30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun., Kahuku. GIOVANNI’S SHRIMP TRUCK • 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun., Hale‘iwa • 808-293-1839 • giovannisshrimptruck.com Nico’s specialty is gourmet food in a “plate lunch” delivery. Local folks, office and dock workers, and visitors seem to like the awardwinning fare since they keep returning for more. Fresh, sustainable seafood is served up for breakfast 6:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., lunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, and dinner 5-9 p.m. daily. Happy Hour is 4-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. NICO’S AT PIER 38 • Pier 38, Map A:F13 • 808-540-1377 • Open daily; fish market open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. • nicospier38.com

STEAK & SEAFOOD Tuxedoed waiters, an intimate atmosphere and sizzling steaks, chops and seafood broiled to perfection over kiawe wood are the perfect elements of an elegant dining experience. Caesar Salad and flambé desserts are prepared tableside as live acoustic music plays 6:3010 p.m. Wed. to Sat. Continental and Pacific Rim specialties available too. HY’S STEAK HOUSE • Waikiki Park Heights, Map F:C5 • 808-9225555 • 6-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 5:30-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. • hyshawaii.com The freshest sustainable fish and shellfish, flavorful cuts of meat and locally grown produce are incorporated into an innovative menu that blends regional seafood dishes and upscale American cuisine. The impressive Seafood Tower includes lobster, oysters, clams, abalone, mussels, shrimp, poke and crab. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. SHOR AMERICAN SEAFOOD GRILL • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Map F:D6 • 808-237-6395 • waikiki.hyatt.com Fresh isle bounty are the ingredients for award-winning Pacific Fusion cuisine on the menu. Savor Seared Scallops with Braised Pancetta, Chicken Cordon Blue or Tenderloin Beef on a Hot Rock—it’s just the beginning. Prix Fixe menu is also available. Also enjoy panoramic Waikiki views as the restaurant makes a full 360-degree rotation every hour. TOP OF WAIKIKI • Waikiki Business Plaza, Map F:D9 • 808-9238877 • Open for dinner daily • topofwaikiki.com Savor your first bite into a thick porterhouse steak, dry aged until it’s rich in flavor, and charbroiled until it’s crispy and dark outside, red in the center—this is a heavenly dining experience for any steak connoisseur, and you’ll find it at Wolfgang’s. Full-service bar available. WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE BY WOLFGANG ZWIENER • Royal Hawaiian Center, Map F:E9 • 808-922-3600 • 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • wolfgangssteakhouse.net THIS WEEK OAHU


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Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine In a paradise such as the Hawaiian Islands, where beauty and bounty • Alan Wong’s Restaurant, 1857 S. are plentiful, an innovative vision King St., 808-949-2526 was conceived by a group of culinary • Chef Mavro, 1969 S. King St., masters. 808-944-4714 Born 22 years ago in 1991, a • Pineapple Room in Macy’s core group of 12 founding chefs (Alan Wong), Ala Moana Center, experimented with food concepts and 808-945-6573 developed what is now recognized • Roy’s, Hawai‘i Kai, 6600 Kaworldwide as Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine. laniana‘ole Hwy., 808-396-7697 Hawai‘i’s top creative chefs • Roy’s, Waikiki Beach Walk, combined Eastern and Western 226 Lewers St., 808-923-7697 culinary traditions with locally-sourced ingredients to create unique, Pacific-inspired dishes. With a focus on presentation, preparation and artistic perfection, the results have been resoundingly successful. While visiting O‘ahu, take time to experience the cuisine that put Hawai‘i on the culinary map. You’re sure to be dazzled by the freshness and amazing variety of exciting entrees and delectable desserts on the menus of the finest restaurants on the island. Try Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine

Published by Island Heritage, this cookbook is a collection of recipes from 50 Hawai‘i chefs who have creatively concocted dishes illustrating Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine. Available in island bookstores or online at welcometotheislands.com.

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Legends in Concert Waikiki

Magic of Polynesia

Legends in Concert’s “Rock-A-Hula” features a top-notch cast of tribute artists portraying Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Madonna. Good fun for the entire family. Ad on page 14.

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Magic of Polynesia offers the thrill of pyrotechnics and mesmerizing illusions by International Magician Society’s Merlin award-winning master illusionist John Hirokawa; ad on page 21. Star of Honolulu provides an ocean-going option for nighttime entertainment. Choose from four sunset dinner cruises to fit every budget with entertainment. Tours depart Aloha Tower Marketplace; ad on page 10.

“The Legends of Kualoa” is an authentic Hawaiian experience at Kualoa. Dinner and show may be combined with two tours. Every Sun., Tues., Thurs.; ad on page 111. Na Kane: The Men of Paradise is the ultimate girl’s night out featuring a high energy, fully choreographed male revue with a cast of isle men. Shows are weekends at Pacific Beach Hotel; ad on page 57. PUBLISHER & COO STAN MULKEY 274 PU‘UHALE RD., SUITE 200 HONOLULU, HI 96819-2234

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Steaming dim sum, char siu, manapua, pork hash, and other freshly made cultural delights, as well as fresh produce, fruits, sweets and baked goods made daily are ready for you to enjoy as you make your way along the narrow, busy sidewalks of Chinatown. Places to explore include the landmark Oahu Market on N. King Street—pig’s heads, cow tongues and chicken feet are all part of the norm. You’ll marvel at food items that would titillate the likes of Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods.” Maunakea Marketplace along Maunakea Street has a small indoor food court that’s home to a few vendors offering Thai, Filipino, Korean, Japanese and Singapore fare. A few steps from the food court is a place that offers the infamous durian fruit in a smoothie. Cross N. Hotel Street to the HTA / Tor Johnson next block and you’ll find very CHINATOWN TOURS affordable fresh produce and Z Hawaii Heritage Center’s Chinatown vegetables along an open mall. Food, History & Cultural Walking Tour, Many small restaurants 9:30 a.m. Wed. & Fri. $20 per person. No and eateries cater to familiar reservations needed, but call 9 a.m.-1:30 cultural flavors, as well as to a p.m. Mon.-Fri. for location, parking, more modern palate. Find a detailed info: 808-521-2749. comfortable and eclectic mix of Z Historic Hawaii Theatre Tours, 11 a.m. Tues., $10, call to confirm old and new that’s attracting a availability: 808-528-0506. younger generation to the area. Z Food tours, waltereatshawaii.com An exploration of Chinatown also offers a glimpse into the NOTE: Most tours have fees and are not past amid historic, ornate offered most holidays. Call in advance buildings, hidden alleys and to confirm. courtyards. With every step, arts district you’ll come across long-time Z First Friday Honolulu - Enjoy a free mom and pop businesses, and self-guided tour every first Friday of the eclectic shops crowded with area month, 5:30-9 p.m. Galleries and studios residents and business folk who present art exhibits, entertainment and make Chinatown what it is. refreshments that celebrate artists and There’s definitely lots to see, do their art. firstfridayhawaii.com. and eat, so take your time and discover things you might never see in your hometown. You can opt to explore the area on your own, but with a guide at the helm, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the area’s history, as well as find out what makes Chinatown tick. THIS WEEK OAHU


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See, learn hula: • Ala Moana Center, hula show 1-1:20 p.m. daily at Centerstage • Royal Hawaiian Center, free hula lessons at 11 a.m.-noon Tues. & 4-5 p.m. Thurs.; Hawaiian entertainment 6-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; hula kahiko at Helumoa 6-6:30 p.m. Sat. • Waikiki Shopping Plaza, free hula lessons at 10 a.m. and noon daily; free Polynesian Show Mon., Tues., Thurs. at 7 p.m. • Waimea Valley, North Shore, music + hula lessons 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun. (admission)

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Whenever most people see smiling hula girls with their flowing hand movements, fluttering grass skirts and flower garlands (lei), they quickly associate them with Hawai‘i. While the advertising images are beautiful, the deeper meaning of this Hawaiian cultural tradition can easily be overlooked. Historians generally believe that the hula originated centuries ago with the arrival of ancient Polynesians to Hawai‘i. Hula, performed only by males, described historical events and myths. It was also performed at religious ceremonies to honor Hawaiian ancestral gods and ali‘i (royalty). After Western and European contact in the late 1700s, some aspects of hula began to change as a result of the foreign influences. Today, there are two styles of hula performed: ‘auana (modern) and kahiko (ancient). For visitors who want to learn hula, many hotels offer instruction in the basic hand and foot movements. Whether you’re new to hula or have been to classes, the most satisfying way to experience this Hawaiian cultural tradition is to sway your body to its warm and embracing spirit.

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Welcome to the largest shopping center in Waikiki

seek | savor | discover Situated in the heart of Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Center offers some of the finest retail opportunities with four levels featuring luxury and lifestyle retailers, as well as internationally known fashion names. You’ll also enjoy cuisine from every corner of the globe to tempt your palate—from the grab-and-go eateries at the Pa‘ina Lanai Food Court to restaurants where you’ll want to relax with good food and even better company and conversation. Free cultural enrichment programs, conducted Monday to Friday, teach the art of Hawaiian quilting, lei-making, ‘ukulele playing, lomilomi massage and healing, hula dancing and kapa cloth making as they perpetuate Hawaiian culture. Lively Hawaiian entertainment complements your Waikiki shopping experience at The Royal Grove every Tuesday to Saturday. The Kaulani Heritage Room located in The Royal Grove is a mini theatre showing short Hawai‘i-produced films about Hawaiian history, mythology and contemporary issues. It’s open 10 a.m.10 p.m. daily. If you have questions while on property, visit Lei Ohu Guest Services in Building B, third floor. The friendly staff will gladly assist you, 808-922-2299.

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Enjoy Hawaiian cultural programs Monday to Friday, plus entertainment.

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A Hawai‘i vacation just isn’t complete without experiencing a lu‘au. Whether you’re a “novice” or returning guest, you’ll never tire of the aloha shared by all, the spirited performances and tables laden with delicious Hawaiian fare. Step off the bus and you’re transported into the Hawai‘i of yesteryear. The rush of Waikiki is beyond sight and sound, and all you hear are warm greetings of “Aloha!” set against the backdrop of a setting sun. Even if you’ve come solo or as a couple, you’re all now part of an extended family that includes fellow guests. The various elements that make up a lu‘au are basically the same—the uncovering of the kalua pig from the ‘imu (underground oven), perhaps some cultural demonstrations, a bounty of food and Polynesian entertainment that includes a fireknife dancer. However, each lu‘au has its own unique flair that sets it apart from the rest. You’ll have to experience them all to know which is your favorite—that’s all part of the fun! Just remember that casual attire is adequate, alohawear is the dress of choice, and elastic waistbands are recommended! •Ali‘i Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center— Located away Polynesian Cultural Center from the bustle of Waikiki, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a gem on O‘ahu’s northeastern shore. It’s well worth the drive as you take in the chiseled Ko‘olau mountain range, white sand beaches and neighborhoods along the way. The Ali‘i Luau affords visitors the opportunity to tour the seven villages, then with the sound Polynesian Cultural Center of the conch shell, it’s time to party at the lu‘au! See the royal court, enjoy traditional Hawaiian performances and an all-you-can-eat buffet. End the evening with one of the island’s most spectacular evening shows, “Ha: Breath of Life.” 808-293-3333, polynesia.com. THIS WEEK OAHU

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The lu‘au experience is more than simply a cultural activity. Open up to a new and fun adventure that involves different foods, hands-on activities and an exchange of aloha with enthusiastic ambassadors.


77 Experience an authentic island lu‘au for a taste of aloha •Paradise Cove Luau— Join the fun on a private 12-acre beachfront, pages 76-77. •Germaine’s Luau— Venture to O‘ahu’s west side and become part of Germaine’s ‘ohana (family) as you experience a traditional lu‘au that captures the spirit of Old Hawai‘i. After being greeted with a Hawaiian shell lei, you’ll see the Royal Court of Polynesia, the unearthing of the roasted pig—quite the crowd pleaser!—enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, then head off on a musical journey to Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand and Hawai‘i in “Dances of the Pacific.” The highlight is a Samoan fireknife dance called the “Tooth of Death.” 808-949-6626, 808-941-3338, germainesluau.com.

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The calm waters surrounding the village at Paradise Cove Luau give no indication of the fun and hilarity that ensues each night at this secluded “village.” Visitors are greeted by friendly escorts, musicians and frothy sweet mai tais. After sipping the delicious beverage, pose for pictures with a beautiful wahine (woman) or handsome kane (man) dressed in pareo (a sarong-style wrap). Meander through the Paradise Cove village and learn Hawaiian games such as ‘ulumaika and moa pa‘akea. You can also try your hand at Hawaiian crafts such as making a lei, and even get a temporary tattoo styled after traditional polynesian designs. Before the lu‘au itself begins, several group activities are available for participation. Learn how to wear a pareo—there really is an art to creating different looks. Did you know that men can wear them as swim trunks? Another highlight is the hukilau, which is a demonstration of how the villagers pull the day’s bounty from the sea. Right before

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dinner, guests witness the ceremonial unearthing of the pig that has been cooking all day in the imu, or underground oven. Then the feasting begins! The kalua pig is so delicious, people have come back just for another taste of this delicious entree. The meal also includes other lu‘au fare such as lomilomi salmon, mahimahi and haupia (a coconut dessert). Throughout the show, guests are entertained with dances of Polynesia. The great thing about it is that you learn about each dance and its origin. Volunteers are even brought on stage to try out their own hula hips. The evening closes with fond farewells to fellow guests. As you depart, the villagers sing “Hawai‘i Aloha,” and you know you’ll return soon. Reservations: 808-842-5911, paradisecovehawaii.com.

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One of the best places to discover local flavor is at a farmers market. Discover grown-in-Hawai‘i plants and produce, made-in-theislands gifts and delicious edibles. Mingle with the locals and meet the farmers and food producers of Hawai‘i from Hale‘iwa to Hawai‘i Kai.

• Ala Moana Center- Featuring vendors on the mall level by Morton’s and Longhi’s, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 808-388-9696, Map B:B13. • King’s Village- 4-9 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Map F:D7. • Koko Marina Center- First Sunday Open Market in the First Hawaiian Bank parking lot, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 808-395-4737, Map C:C15. • Hawaii Kai Farmers’ Market- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Kaiser High School parking lot, 511 Lunalilo Home Rd., 808-388-9696. • Honolulu Farmers’ Market- 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Blaisdell Center, Map B:D9. • Kailua Farmers’ Market- 5-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot by Longs Drugs, 609 Kailua Rd., Map G:P7. • Saturday Farmers’ Market- 7:30-11 a.m. Saturdays at Kapi‘olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Rd., 808-848-2074.

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Just for You! shop for fun Even if you’re not a bred-to-shop kind of person, your family and friends would surely appreciate a nice gift from your vacation. This is the Japanese tradition of gift giving called ‘‘omiyage.’’ It shows your thoughts are with loved ones even while you’re away having a blast in paradise!

take hawai‘i home Alohawear, t-shirts, swimwear, rashguards, brightly colored pareo, beach totes, luggage, accessories and more are available in designs that say ‘‘Hawai‘i.’’ Anything and everything inspired by the Aloha State are available at local chain stores, unique isle shops and open-air swap meets at every price range. And don’t think aloha shirts or dresses can only be worn in the isles. In some states, aloha shirts are accepted business attire that easily go from work to after-hour play. So forego that starchy white!

edible treats Wasabi or garlic flavored mac nuts; soft caramel and a Kona coffee blend covered in chocolate; handdipped clusters of toffee, mac nuts, crisp rice and chocolate; guava mac nut cookies; li hing mui, cherry and plum seeds of all varieties; macadamia nut oil infused with chilis or herbs; chili pepper, guava or mango jams...all make great (and tasty) gifts.

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the scent of aloha Take home the fragrances of pikake, puakenikeni and tuberose in the form of all-natural bath and body products such as handmade soaps and lotions; candles; shampoos and conditioners; and more. All-natural kukui oil benefits the skin with its ability to relieve painful sunburned skin, as well as issues such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s a great natural remedy. THIS WEEK OAHU

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& unique gifts Gifts run the gamut FRESH AT FARMERS MARKETS The popularity of farmers markets from elegant, one- has brought fresh, straight-fromthe-farm produce and made-inof-a-kind works the-kitchen goodies directly to the public. Check out unique isle of art to cheeky vegetables and fruits such as the knickknacks and delicious cherimoya! souvenirs. All make all-in-one shopping centers great gifts for It’s safe to say that O‘ahu has the shopping centers of any of family and friends! most the islands—lucky you! They create a comfortable and convenient way for you to find gifts and souvenirs for family, friends, and perhaps, a few for yourself.

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MAKE IT YOURSELF If you’re good with your hands, then consider island-inspired fabrics for pillows, throws, baby blankets and apparel, kitchen towels and whatever your imagination allows. If you prefer the simple elegance of a Hawaiian quilt, take home a quilt kit or two.

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Just as a particular scent can take you back to a specific time and place, so can music. Take home contemporary or traditional Hawaiian music on a CD, perhaps the rich notes of slack key guitar.

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APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Famous for original quality t-shirt designs for over 40 years, Crazy Shirts casual wear features contemporary stylings for the entire family. An innovative approach to dyeing incorporates natural island and unusual elements such as hibiscus, ti leaf and Kona coffee. CRAZY SHIRTS • Hilton Hawaiian Village, The MODERN Honolulu, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, International Market Place, Ward Centre, Pearlridge Center & Ala Moana Center • crazyshirts.com

ART Discover the unique vision of award-winning photographer Clark Little. “Clark’s view” captures the often dangerous perspective of waves from the inside out, and it’s garnered worldwide recognition from the likes of Smithsonian Museum, National Geographic and numerous TV shows. Be amazed by the ocean’s beauty seen through Clark’s eyes. CLARK LITTLE GALLERY • Haleiwa Town Center, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy., Map D:E12 • 808-626-5319 • clarklittle.com

MADE IN HAWAI‘I The home of “Donkey Balls” chocolates on O‘ahu. It’s their dream to bring fine coffees, chocolates and souvenirs of Hawai‘i to island visitors and around the world. Find “dirty,” “flaky,” “frosted,” “fire” and “salty” balls, seasonings, 100 percent Kona coffee, t-shirts and more. Enjoy free samples too! Open 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily. FINE ASS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE • 51-666 Kamehameha Hwy., Ka‘a‘awa next to Crouching Lion • 808-237-1213 • fineasschocolate.com Handcrafters from around the island sell their wares one weekend each month in Waikiki. Authentic pieces of art, multi-ethnic crafts, apparel, ceramics, jewelry and many more items are all made in Hawai‘i so you know you’re bringing home a unique gift from the islands. Enjoy food and music too! Check the calendar for specific dates. HANDCRAFTERS & ARTISANS’ ARTFEST • Kapi‘olani Park, Map C:B1 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see calendar for date • icb-web.net/haa “Hawai‘i’s Gift to the World” offers chocolate lovers a wide assortment of delicious delights—premium and specialty chocolates, Maui and Kona Caramacs, chocolate-covered mac nuts, sugar free options, gift packs and baskets, and more. Since 1927, Hawaiian Host has shared its aloha via roasted mac nuts and a secret chocolate recipe. HAWAIIAN HOST CHOCOLATES • Available at ABC Stores, Hilo Hattie shops statewide and other isle stores • hawaiianhost.com Heal, nourish and protect your delicate skin from the elements with oils, lotions and creams from the KUKUIæ Skin and Hair Care Collection. All-natural kukui oil in its purest form—with no chemical solvents—penetrates skin surface quickly and leaves your skin silky. It’s excellent for treating sunburns, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. OILS OF ALOHA • At ABC Stores, Hilo Hattie and Longs Drugs statewide • 808-637-5620, 800-367-6010 • oilsofaloha.com THIS WEEK OAHU


World’s largest outdoor shopping center with over 290 STORES AND RESTAURANTS. FREE hula show 1pm daily at Center Court Minutes from Waikiki ~ Pink Line Shopping Trolley runs daily from Waikiki to Ala Moana Center every 10 -12 minutes center hours : mon-sat 9:30am to 9pm sun 10am to 7pm

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88 shopping SHOPPING CENTERS Hawai‘i’s largest open-air shopping center boasts over 290 stores and popular restaurants, a food court, plus entertainment on Center Stage. Boutiques, big name department stores, world-renown fashion houses are all in the mall. Makai Market Food Court open 9 a.m. daily. Trolley is available between the center and 12 Waikiki locations. ALA MOANA CENTER • Map B:B14 • 808-955-9517 • 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. • alamoanacenter.com See the Changing of the King’s Guard, a unique and amazing exhibition at this Waikiki shopping center, 6:15 p.m. nightly. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back to turn-of-the-century Honolulu while exploring over 45 shops and restaurants fronted by a cobblestone path. For fresh products from local farmers, growers and artisans, check out the Farmer’s Market 4-9 p.m. every Monday and Friday. KING’S VILLAGE • Map F:D7 • 10 a.m.-11 p.m. • kings-village.com Savor a cold brew and hot pizza on the water, pick up a unique gift or memento, set up a thrilling, day-long ocean adventure or catch the latest flick at the eight-plex movie theatre. Located just below Hanauma Bay, Koko Marina Center is a great place to recharge after a busy day. Dine, shop and relax in an open-air environment. KOKO MARINA CENTER • Map C:C15 • 808-395-4737 • Open daily • kokomarinacenter.com Grab a bite, cool off on yummy tropical shave ice or browse among a collection of shops at this casual, open-air marketplace located in historic Hale‘iwa. Whether you’re gearing up for the start of the day at the beach or winding down at the end of one, stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, and walk among shops with their works of art, apparel, souvenirs and knickknacks, plus swimwear. Open daily. NORTH SHORE MARKETPLACE • Map D:E12 • 808-637-4416 • northshoremarketplace.org

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89 “Pualeilani” was once the site of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s beach home. It’s here you’ll find a collection of over 60 unique shops, fashion boutiques, name brand stores and restaurants on three levels offering sophisticated resort apparel, casual and active wear, the latest fashions, made-in-Hawai‘i products, jewelry, food items and lots more. Open daily. PUALEILANI ATRIUM SHOPS • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Map F:D6 • 808-237-6341 • PualeilaniShops.com Waikiki’s largest shopping center has its roots in Hawaiian history while offering a delightful array of more than 100 shops and restaurants popular with isle visitors and residents. Satisfy your palate with flavors from around the world, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy weekly hands-on cultural activities and entertainment. ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER • Map F:E9 • 808-922-2299 • 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily • royalhawaiiancenter.com Enjoy impressive savings of 25 to 65 percent at 50 designer and name brand outlet stores such as Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger and so much more. Check online for upcoming sales and events. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. WAIKELE PREMIUM OUTLETS • In Waipahu off H-1 Freeway, Exit 7, Map E:F1 • 808-676-5656 • premiumoutlets.com Learn to play the ‘ukulele, take a hula or Hawaiian quilting lesson, rejuvenate in a yoga class and enjoy a Polynesian show in Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Also explore five floors with more than 100 unique and brand name shops, services, restaurants, a food court and catch live entertainment too. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. WAIKIKI SHOPPING PLAZA • Corner of Kalakaua Ave. and Seaside Ave., Map F:D10 • 808-923-1191 • waikikishoppingplaza.com

SHOP, DINE, & PLAY AT WATERSPORTS

Escape Waikiki!

Whether you’re touring the island or snorkeling at world-famous Hanauma Bay, discover Koko Marina Center.

DINING

First Sunday Open Market 9 am to 1 pm

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Scan the code to download our new iPhone app for special offers & merchant info!

www.KokoMarinaCenter.com (808) 395-4737 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825

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90 shopping SOUVENIRS Fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth shave ice is the highlight here, in addition to lots of fun touristy souvenirs and trinkets. Choose from 20 different flavors with or without delicious Dave’s Ice Cream, perfect for cooling off under the hot Hawaiian sun. Natural fruit smoothies too. Hawaiian gifts, jewelry, alohawear, sundries and more. ALOHA GENERAL STORE • North Shore Marketplace, Map D:E12 • 808-637-2288 • Open daily Hundreds of local merchants offer great deals on literally everything under the sun. Browse among rows filled with tons of merchandise that include souvenirs, gift items, food products and more. Swap Meet: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., Sat.; 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Marketplace: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed., Sat., Sun. $1 admission; 11 years & under free. ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET & MARKETPLACE • Map E:E5 • 808-486-6704 • alohastadiumswapmeet.net Browse through a vast collection of souvenirs from up to 130 vendors in this outdoor marketplace. Find items from small trinkets and knickknacks to apparel and accessories for everyone on your gift list.The best part? It’s in the heart of Waikiki within walking distance of most hotels. You can also grab a quick bite at the foodcourt. DUKE’S MARKETPLACE • Next to the Waikiki Beachcomber, Map F:D9 • 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily THIS WEEK TIP Museums are great places of learning whether you’re interested in the local environment, its history or culture. Most museums have an onsite shop as well, where you can find unique merchandise geared to the museum’s focus in the form of books, calendars or apparel. It’s perfect for family or friends who have specific interests! Made-in-the-island goodies may also be available for you to purchase. Find a list of museums by island at hawaiimuseums.org.

Just 20 minutes from Waikiki, discover unique treasures at Hawaii’s largest open-air marketplace where locals shop for the best deals! With hundreds of vendors offering imported merchandise, eclectic art pieces, popular local snacks & other made in Hawaii products, this is your one-stop destination to find that special gift or souvenir!

TAKE AN ALOHA STADIUM TOUR Every Wednesday at 11:00 am. For details call 483-7133.

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY’S FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL GAMES

We will re-open with normal business hours on Sunday. Sat., Sept. 28 • Sat., Oct. 5 • Sat., Oct. 26 • Sat., Nov. 16 • Sat., Nov. 30 MARKETPLACE HOURS

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91 Enjoy one of the largest varieties of made-in-Hawai‘i items in one place. This is the world’s largest manufacturer of Hawaiian and resort wear with sizes for the entire family. Browse a selection of many gift items, like 100 percent Kona coffee, tropical bath and body lotions and gourmet foods. Unique Hawaiian jewelry and home decor items. HILO HATTIE • 700 Nimitz Hwy., Map A:E12, 808-535-6500 • Ala Moana Center, Map B:B13, 808-973-3266 • hilohattie.com

SPECIALTY STORES Find an explosion of exotic flowers, pineapples, marine life and more in an array of Hawaiian fabrics in every color of the rainbow. Add your special touch when you create the perfect aloha shirt, dress, quilt, pillow or craft that’ll bring back warm memories of your isle vacation. FABRIC MART • 1631 Kalakaua Ave., 808-947-4466 • 98-023 Hekaha St., Map E:F5, 808-488-8882 (Aiea) • 45-681 Kamehameha Hwy., Map G:O6, 808-234-6604 (Kane‘ohe) • hawaiifabricmart.com Consider these gourmet treats Honolulu’s signature cookie. Premium ingredients combine to create the popular shortbread cookie shaped like miniature pineapples. Fans include visitors from around the world and isle residents, as well as businesses that send out gift packs and boxes on special occasions. Select from a variety of isle flavors. Open daily. HONOLULU COOKIE COMPANY • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Map F:D6 • 808-921-8300 • honolulucookie.com Get into the game of soccer with easy-to-find apparel, equipment and accessories all in one place. Stock up on uniforms, quality shoes and equipment. If you’re a coach or referee, you’ll find uniforms and supplies too. Go online for info on soccer camps, clubs, American Youth Soccer Organization leagues and pick-up games. SOCCER LOCKER • 813 Kapahulu Ave., Waikiki • 808-732-5717 • Open daily • soccerlocker-hawaii.com

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92 shopping VARIETY STORES Pick up isle candy, coffee, snacks, souvenirs, home accessories, items for bath and body, beach accessories, alohawear, casual apparel, groceries, snacks, beverages, liquor and film—practically everything under the island sun in one convenient stop.The friendly staff will gladly help you find a variety of sundries and toiletries. Photo processing available too. ABC STORES • 39 stores located throughout Honolulu and Waikiki • 7 a.m.-midnight daily • abcstores.com Accommodating residents, college students and visitors, this community store offers a wide selection of items that include the “Gifts of Aloha” merchandise—chocolate-covered mac nuts, coffee, souvenirs, alohawear and more. Also find fresh produce, grocery, fresh meat, seafood, Asian food section, full-service pharmacy and U.S. Post Office. DON QUIJOTE • 801 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814 • 808-9734800 • Open 24 hours daily • donquijotehawaii.com Pick up a free tote/beach bag to carry your macadamia nuts, candies, Hawai‘i-grown coffees, carved wood home decor items—all your Hawaiian souvenirs. You’ll also find value priced vacation sundries like sunscreen and after-sun care products, pantry items and island apparel for the family. Convenient pharmacy services are available. KMART • Four locations on O‘ahu: 500 N. Nimitz Hwy.; 500 Kamokila Blvd.; 4561 Salt Lake Blvd.; and 94-825 Lumiaina St. • kmart.com When snacktime calls, get ready-to-go hot and cold treats, beverages and many other convenience items like sunscreen, beach towels and toiletries. Pick up souvenirs like mac nuts, Kona coffee, t-shirts and a variety of island-themed gifts for family and friends back home. WHALERS GENERAL STORES • Waikiki locations: Ambassador Hotel, 2040 Kuhio Ave.; 2370 Kuhio Ave.; 352 Lewers St.; and 2156 Kalakaua Ave. • Open daily • shopsofhawaii.com

SERVICES First timers to veterans are put at ease by the three tattoo artists on staff. Whether you come in prepared with a design or are undecided, the artists will work with you to get your idea from paper to skin. Attention to detail and quality custom work are the focus. Awarded “Custom Tattooing Studio of the Year” by Consumer Business Review. 434 TATTOO • 434 Ena Rd., Map F:D17 • 808-391-8287 • 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily • 434tattoo.com A friendly community of worshippers invite you to join in Sunday services at 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Enjoy contemporary Four-Square gospel that incorporates energetic and lively services accompanied by contemporary Christian music. A Wednesday Bible Study is also open to the public at 6:30 p.m. HOPE CHAPEL WAIKIKI • 310 Paoakalani St.,Waikiki Community Center, Map F:A3 • 808-926-5544 • hopechapelwaikiki.org Rest easy in the professional hands of a licensed therapist. Soothe away the daily stresses of life and feel rejuvenated with your choice of a Thai, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Lomi Lomi, or Shiatsu Massage. Or opt for a luscious body scrub to smooth away rough, dry skin. Call for an appointment or walk in. Free parking. Open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. PIN THAI MASSAGE • Century Center #3801, 1750 Kalakaua Ave. across from Hawai‘i Convention Center, Map B:D16 • 808-237-9638 THIS WEEK TIP When you buy “Made in Hawai‘i,” you’re helping to support isle businesses, artists, crafters and the local economy as a whole. One-of-a-kind and tasty food items, handcrafted works of art in all mediums from trinkets to home accessories, isle plants and produce, and freshly made treats at the farmers markets, and so much more.You’ll find a myriad of products that make the perfect gift for loved ones—and for you too! THIS WEEK OAHU


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Experience quality, professional caring in a family-like setting. If you’re hurting, seek out the services of a licensed physical therapist qualified in the treatment of massage, trigger point and deep tissue therapies, spinal stabilization, electrical stimulation, flexibility enhancement and more. Three locations are open daily; call for information. TOTAL FITNESS PHYSICAL THERAPY • Three locations: Ala Moana, Liliha and Pearl City • 808-536-6117 • totalfitnesshawaii.com Experience a new way to worship with Hawaiian Christian hula at the 10:45 a.m. traditional Sunday service open to all visitors and residents. For a more contemporary service style, the 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday services are another option. Dress is casual at this church— ”Your Church in Waikiki”—conveniently located in Waikiki. WAIKIKI BAPTIST CHURCH • 424 Kuamo‘o St., Honolulu, Map F:B14 • 808-955-3525 • waikikibaptist.com Pastor Alex McAngus leads the unique “Church on the Beach” with singers, musicians, and sign and hula for residents and visitors looking to attend a Christ-centered service; it’s 10:30 a.m. off Paoa Lane at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (Map F:G16).Two other Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. at Outrigger Reef (Map F:F12) and Ohana East Hotel (Map F:C7). WAIKIKI BEACH CHAPLAINCY • 808-923-3137 • waikikibeach chaplaincy.org THIS WEEK TIP The farmers market is one of the best places to meet up and talk story with our island’s local farmers, artists and entrepreneurs. This is what farm-to-table is all about—buy fresh veggies, fruits, flowers, even sample delicious gourmet cheeses, butters, and all the good stuff vendors put out on the table. Every farmers market is different, so it might be nice to try one here, another over there. You’ll not only buy healthy, it’s fun to meet the people behind the product.

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• Three artists on staff including owner/senior artist Adam Siehr and Marko Livingston of 434 Tattoo create custom tattoos that have garnered the Custom Tattooing Studio of the Year awarded by Consumer Business Review. • Pastor Dennis leads services at Hope Chapel Waikiki at Waikiki Community Center. Sunday services are 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible Study is held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Participate in monthly activities available online. • If you’ve always been curious to see what’s behind the closed doors, here’s your opportunity to see O‘ahu’s best neighborhoods and properties with a personal real estate guide from Oahu Real Estate Tours. You never know, you just might soon call Hawai‘i home. • Ease into quietude and soothe away your aches and pains at Pin Thai Massage soothe away your aches with a variety of services: Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish, Lomi Lomi and Hot Stones. By appointment or walk-ins welcome. • You’ll be welcomed like family at Total Fitness Physical Therapy. Place yourself in the hands of a qualified professional for exercise rehabilitation and manual therapy. Services include massage, trigger

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Services you need right here! point and deep tissue therapies, spinal stabilization and more. • Visitors are welcome to join Waikiki Baptist Church for Sunday worship services and Bible Study. Contemporary services are at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., traditional service is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study is conducted at 7 p.m.

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• Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy sponsors “Church On The Beach,” a Christian Sunday service, 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the end of Pa‘oa Lane near Hilton Hawaiian Village. Chapel Service Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Outrigger Reef (Map F:G11) and Ohana East (Map F:C7).

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lots to see, The ‘‘Gathering Place’’ of O‘ahu offers a spectrum of activities for every age and experience level. Whether you choose to relax by the pool, visit historic sites or take to the skies in a parasail or helicopter, make the most of your time in the islands.

ocean-going adventures Vacationing in Hawai‘i means enjoying the blue Pacific Ocean. We’ve got the means for you to amp up your adventure meter with an array of activities. Don’t hang out on the sidelines when the ocean is beckoning. Try something new—stand up paddling, surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, a crazy fun banana boat ride, and lots more. You can even explore the ocean’s depths without getting wet on a submarine ride. Go higher and experience the thrill of parasailing. Extend your day on the water by checking into ocean tours that provide combo activities such as snorkeling and dolphin watching, Hawaii Water as well as breakfast or lunch. Ask Sports Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 about tours that provide an ocean naturalist who can offer tidbits on the location, marine life and more. Check out our H2Go Section on page 132 for ocean activities vendor listing, plus beach guide.

GUIDED TOURS ‘‘Do-It-Yourself’’ adventurers are plentiful, especially given the handy tech tools at hand. But sometimes it’s nice to go with a professional Wet’n’Wild Hawaii. . . . . . . . 109 guide, someone who knows the area, its history, folklore and native flora and fauna. You’ll come away with a greater understanding and appreciation of the place we’re lucky to call home.

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even more to do! Here’s an option: board a It’s all good if rest be. helicopter for what may be one of and relaxation are the best rides of your life. There’s no time wasted in traffic and you’ll on the itinerary. see O‘ahu like few people ever have. From the wild North Shore Just be sure to to the busy cityscape of downtown squeeze in time for Honolulu, you’re guaranteed a memorable flight. new adventures and discoveries for learn about the past Museums provide an in-depth an all around great look into Hawai‘i’s past, its people, historic events and often houses vacation! artifacts from the time period. Whether indoors or out, these places of learning and adventure are better than a book. The past comes to life, yielding a deeper understanding of world events.

O‘ahu ‘musts’ Your vacation won’t be complete without a visit to the island’s major attractions—Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, Polynesian Cultural Center, Battleship Missouri Kualoa, Sea Life Park, Wet’n’Wild Memorial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Hawaii, Waimea Valley and Bishop Museum, among others.

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To truly appreciate O‘ahu’s diverse landscape, an aerial tour with this award-winning company is a must. Soar above famed Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach, Honolulu’s busy streets and Pearl Harbor, as well as set out for the isle’s lush tropical side offering stretches of white sandy shores, mystical valleys, plunging cliffs and rich rainforests. BLUE HAWAIIAN HELICOPTERS • 99 Kaulele Place, Honolulu • 808-831-8800 • Daily flights weather permitting • bluehawaiian.com Soar high above the everyday and take in breathtaking views of O‘ahu from renown North Shore surfing spots to historic Pearl Harbor and beautiful Hanauma Bay. Get a dramatic perspective of the island while riding in air-conditioned comfort with Bose headsets and sound system, and a personalized DVD or video of your experience. MAKANI KAI HELICOPTERS • 130 Iolana Place • 808-834-5813, 877-255-8532 • Daily flights weather permitting • makanikai.com

LAND ACTIVITIES Feel like squeezing in a game of golf, but lack equipment or reservations? Call Aloha Golf Tours and they’ll set you up with one of O‘ahu’s 18-hole courses, golf clubs, balls, tees and transportation from any Waikiki hotel. Courses include Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, Koolau Golf Club and Hawaii Kai Golf Course, just to name a few.You’ll automatically be paired with another guest for the next available tee time. ALOHA GOLF TOURS • 808-922-GOLF (4653) • golftoursoahu.com Walk the decks that witnessed the end of World War II, stand beneath the 67-foot long guns towering overhead and imagine life aboard the world’s last battleship as you walk in the footsteps of marines past. Talk to volunteers who’ll gladly offer an in-depth narration on the ship’s history. The Mighty Mo Pass includes a guided tour. BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL • Map E:E5 • 1-877-MIGHTY MO • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily • ussmissouri.org THIS WEEK OAHU


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Complete Your Pearl Harbor Experience with a trip to the Battleship Missouri and see the spot where World War II ended. Walk on the decks where General MacArthur signed the surrender ending World War II. Stand in the shadows of 67-foot long guns that fired 2,700 pound shells. Find out about life on board the world’s last battleship, including stories about kamikaze attacks.

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108 activities Catch a ride on O‘ahu’s only zipline that stretches 400 feet long and takes riders up to speeds of 25 mph while featuring beautiful views of Kane‘ohe Bay. The dual track system even allows riders to take the course side by side. Also try 36 holes of minature golf—the leisurely 18-hole Pali and the challenging 18-hole Likelike. Snack bar available. BAY VIEW MINI-PUTT & ZIPLINE • 45-285 Kane‘ohe Bay Dr. • 808-665-3753 • Open from 10 a.m. Wed.-Sun. • bayviewminiputt.com Ride atop a thoroughbred polo horse on a 100-acre beachfront ranch on O‘ahu’s wild North Shore. Make it your escape from the bustle of busy Waikiki and breathe in the fresh salt air while exploring one of many trails at your own pace. Go as a group, with your sweetheart, during a spectacular sunset or by the light of a full moon. HAWAII POLO • Mokule‘ia, Map D:C16 • 808-220-5153 • Rides are 1-1.5 hours • hawaiipolo.com Book a game of golf and save at over 40 courses throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Don’t pay membership or booking fees to play in paradise. Play on the same courses as the pros, choosing between lush green surroundings or the sound of the Pacific Ocean nearby. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or something more leisurely, you’ll find a course just right for you with the help of Hawaii Tee Times. HAWAII TEE TIMES • 877-465-3170 • hawaiiteetimes.com Explore dense rainforest, wide, open valleys, beautiful white sand beaches and everything in between. It’s time for an all-day adventure at Kualoa via horseback, on an ATV or on a jungle or ocean tour. From steep mountain cliffs to the shimmering ocean, Kualoa offers its guests 4,000 acres of absolute enjoyment, history and absolute paradise. Transportation is available from Waikiki. KUALOA RANCH • Map G:L4 • 808-231-7321 • kualoa.com Hawai‘i’s much-feared Night Marchers, floating orbs, instant temperature changes—visit O‘ahu’s haunted places on three special tours: Honolulu City Haunts Walking Tour, Orbs of Oahu Driving Tour and Sacred Spirits Eco-Cultural Day Tour. Unleash your inner paranormal researcher and experience the differences between Mainland ghost tours and the protocol practiced in the isles. Waikiki pick ups available. OAHU GHOST TOURS • 808-524-4944 • oahughosttours.com See historic footage of the Pearl Harbor attack, historic aircraft and exhibits that give insight into World War II as it was fought in the air. Become a pilot in the museum’s interactive Combat Flight Simulator. The site of our nation’s first aviation battlefield, Hangars 37 and 79 are National Historic Landmarks. Gift shop, cafe onsite. PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM PEARL HARBOR • Ford Island, Map E:E5 • 808-441-1000 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • pacificaviationmuseum.org “Go Native” gives visitors a hands-on Polynesian experience— learn to throw a spear, start a fire in Samoa, compete in a canoe race and husk a coconut. Visit eight villages and exhibits, watch the Rainbows of Paradise canoe pageant, enjoy an authentic lu‘au, and see the acclaimed, “Ha: Breath of Life” evening show. Packages are available. POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER • La‘ie, Map G:12 • 808293-3333 • Open from noon Mon.-Sat. • polynesia.com Bellowing sea lions, squawking seabirds and adorable penguins are all part of the fun you’ll experience at this marine park. Peer into the new Hawaiian Shark Tank, see dolphins spin and flip in the Dolphin Cove and enjoy shows at the Hawaii Ocean Theatre. The highlight: swim with a dolphin, sea lion or take a dip with resident sharks! SEA LIFE PARK • Makapu‘u Point, Map G:S8 • 808-259-2500 • 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • sealifeparkhawaii.com

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110 activities Go eye to eye with the reef ’s top predators such as a Blacktip Reef shark or Giant Trevally; marvel at delicate jellyfish and seahorses; and laugh at the playful Hawaiian Monk seal. Explore the nation’s third oldest public aquarium and enjoy their family programs while learning about Hawai‘i’s marine life. Check online for a schedule of kids’ activities. WAIKIKI AQUARIUM • 2777 Kalakaua Ave., Map F:F1 • 808-9239741 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily • waquarium.org Immerse yourself in a lush valley, one of the last ahupua‘a on O‘ahu (learn more when you drop by). During your visit, take part in cultural activities, learn about native wildlife, walk through a 150acre botanical garden, join a history walk and see ancient Hawaiian archaeological sites and a 45-foot waterfall. Daily activities; admission. WAIMEA VALLEY • 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Map D:D8 • 808638-7766 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily • waimeavalley.net

WATER ACTIVITIES Dive into depths over 100 feet without getting wet! Venture out to the Atlantis dive site ensconced in an air-conditioned, Coast Guard approved submarine, and peer through large view ports to see colorful marine life, green turtles, sharks, eels and stingrays. Complimentary transportation is included from select Waikiki hotels. ATLANTIS SUBMARINES • Hilton Pier, beachside of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Map F:G16 • 808-973-9811 • atlantissubmarines.com How deep do you want to go? Down to 40 feet, 55, 80 or 135 feet? A variety of dives feature healthy coral reefs and an array of marine life that includes vibrant fish, turtles, eels, perhaps even an endangered monk seal. Groups catering to beginners and certified divers are small, ensuring personal attention. Ask about certified classes. BIG KAHUNA WATERSPORTS HAWAII • Tours depart from Maunalua Bay, Map C:C14 • 808-542-9494 • prodivehawaii.com Beach rentals make it easy—find snorkel sets (in all sizes) and accessories, boogie boards, surfboards, bikes, golf clubs, underwater digital cameras and more. Plus interisland gear return is free! Also ask about available activity tours to Pearl Harbor, Ali‘i Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center, and the dolphin/snorkel and helicopter tour. BOSS FROG’S SNORKEL, SURF & CYCLE • 2615 King St., Map B:G21 • 808-942-8184, 888-700-3764 • Open daily • bossfrog.com See O‘ahu’s resident Spinner dolphins aboard the eco-friendly catamaran, Dolphin Star, off the Wai‘anae Coast. It’s guaranteed, or get a Dolphin Check to cruise again.Tours offer just the dolphin watch with or without a made-to-order gourmet burger lunch, or the dolphin watch and lunch with option to snorkel afterwards. You can even charter your own cruise for any special occasion. DOLPHIN STAR • 808-983-7790 • Daily tours • dolphin-star.com Be like a superhero when you fly the Jetlev Jet Pack! This is the only place in Hawai‘i where you can experience this water-propelled pack. A certified flight instructor will get you up in the air—up to 30 feet high! Other activities include parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, surf lessons, banana boat and bumper boat rides and snorkeling at Hanauma. H2O SPORTS • Hawaii Kai Shopping Center, 377 Keahole St. E-103, Honolulu • 808-396-0100 • Open daily • H2OSportsHawaii.com Hit the water with the gang on a wave of fun via a bumper tube or banana boat ride, or try jetskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, waterskiing, snorkeling, surfing or scuba diving.You’re guaranteed to have a blast on a full line up of ocean activities available in one place. Ask about the “3 Ride Special” for savings. HAWAII WATER SPORTS CENTER • Koko Marina Center, Map C:C15 • 808-395-3773 • hawaiiwatersportscenter.com THIS WEEK OAHU


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112 activities Swim fin to fin among colorful and inquisitive marine life as you learn to scuba dive in Hawai’i’s warm waters. Beginners experience one-on-one instruction suited to their needs while advanced divers can head out to some of the island’s best dive sites—some of which are exclusive. Trips are tailored to maximize your diving experience. HAWAIIAN DIVING ADVENTURES • 1215 Mo‘okaula St., Bay C, Honolulu • 808-232-3193 • hawaiiandiving.com Garnering enthusiastic reviews on Tripadvisor.com, Holokai customers are psyched by their adventure on the water. Knowledgeable and helpful guides take you into Kane‘ohe Bay on a three-hour tour to Coconut Island where “Gilligan’s Island” was filmed. Also see the traditional fish pond at He‘eia and marine life along the way. HOLOKAI KAYAK & SNORKEL ADVENTURE • 46-465 Kamehameha Hwy., Map G:N6 • 808-781-4773 • heeiastatepark.org See the underwater world snorkeling with Snorkel Bob Brand Seamo Betta™ & Li’l Mo Betta™ RX masks, Bigfoots (15-17) & Moflex fins, Ultima Bubba dry snorkel & Mofl02 for fresh air with every breath. SB’s 250-page fish photography book Every Fish Tells a Story is $12 with snorkel gear for the week (reg. $28). Free 24-hour Interisland Gear Return. SNORKEL BOB’S • 700 Kapahulu Ave. • 808-735-7944 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily • snorkelbob.com The Star of Honolulu offers an evening on the ocean and under the stars. Choose from four dining and show options ranging from a bountiful buffet and hula show to an elegant seven-course, French-style menu with live jazz. All cruises offer a complimentary island sunset and lovely view of a twinkling cityscape. Find the cruise that’s perfect for you. STAR OF HONOLULU • Aloha Tower Marketplace, Map B:B2 • 808-983-STAR (7827), 1-800-334-6191 • starofhonolulu.com Rent a video snorkel that captures what you see underwater for a great vacation memory. Record the vibrant schools of fish at Hanauma Bay, the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle leisurely gliding through the water and more, down to 33 feet. The waterproof 8 GB camera captures up to 11,000 images or 160 min. of video. Free delivery is available in Waikiki. Ask about the Couples Package plus free DVD. VOA HAWAII • 808-426-7902 • videoadventureshi.com From scream-inducing thrill rides to a leisurely float down the Kapolei Kooler, Hawai‘i’s only water park has something for all ages. Catch a wave on Da Flowrider, spin around the funnel on the Tornado, or raft around sharp turns and into steep drops on the Raging River—all are part of a fun-filled day! Combo packages are available. WET’N’WILD HAWAII • Take H-1 West to exit 1E in Kapolei, Map G:H12 • 808-674-9283 • wetnwildhawaii.com

ACTIVITIES RESERVATIONS You’ll be ready to kick off your vacation on the right foot with the help of the travel pros at AAA Hawaii. Personal service and competitive pricing on every aspect of your vacation is the name of the game. Ask about free maps and guide books for members. Open 9 a.m.5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. AAA HAWAII • 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy., A170 • 808-593-2221, 800736-2886 • aaa-hawaii.com/travel With more than 2,400 activities at your fingertips, it’s easy to plan your worry-free vacation ahead of time. From air to land to sea, the fun includes a variety of tours—helicopter, horseback riding, golf, hiking, ghost tours, museums, nightlife, lu‘au, ocean activities, submarine, dinner cruises, island attractions and more. Book direct and save money. ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS ASSOC. OF HAWAII • hawaiifun.org THIS WEEK OAHU


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114 activities ‘Find your fun’ via deals posted daily for activities, dining, shopping and more. Businesses always have seats to fill or products to sell, and their last-minute availabilities become your opportunities to save with great deals offered through Hulacopter. Scan the QR code or download HulaCopter and enter promo code “This Week” to start saving. HULACOPTER, 3D TRAVEL HAWAII • m.hulacopter.com • Scan the QR code on their ad for info Sail right into adventure on Snorkel Bob’s yacht consortium. The fleet runs daily, providing luxury and economy along with cleanliness, service and positive buoyancy. Book two seats on boats, zipline, whirlybird or lu‘au adventures and get a free turtle beach bag or boogie board for the week. SNORKEL BOB’S • 700 Kapahulu Ave. • 808-735-7944 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily • snorkelbob.com

TOURS & TRANSPORTATION Your perfect vacation, honeymoon or anniversary is a phone call away. Affordable Tours offers a number of sightseeing tours, guided tours, cruises and ocean activities, lu‘au, overnighters to neighbor islands and combo packages. On the hunt for an ocean adventure, evening show or romantic cruise? Find it here. Open Mon.-Sat. AFFORDABLE TOURS • 334 Seaside Ave. #102, Map F:C10 • 808921-2280 • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ; phones 7 a.m.-9 p.m. • affordabletours.net Check Alamo’s Hot Deals and learn how you can be an Alamo Insider. Find internet-only car rental exclusives and last-minute specials. Ask about great rates for jeeps and convertibles. Skip the line at the counter and get your family to your destination faster with the easy Online Check-InSM. Alamo® features GM vehicles. Check online for lastminute specials and additional savings. ALAMO® RENT A CAR • 1-800-GO-ALAMO • alamo.com Try the top-rated Where2® GPS Navigation units by Garmin and explore the island. It’s easy to request miles or points for qualifying rentals, plus save on weekly car rental rates and enjoy an easy reservation process. Get a rental reward day as a Get Away program member and ask about the Corporate Awards program. They try harder so you travel easier. Go online for last-minute specials and additional savings. AVIS RENT A CAR • 1-800-367-3367 • avis.com Get your reservation in 60 seconds with One-Click Booking. Select from a wide variety of vehicles, including fuel efficient and hybrid models. Learn about the smoke-free fleet policy. And now, there’s no more searching for your car rental receipt with Budget’s E-Receipt™ service; automatically get a copy sent to your e-mail address. BUDGET RENT A CAR • 808-921-5808, Hyatt Regency Waikiki • 1-800-527-0700, Honolulu International Airport • budget.com Residents know the ins and outs of where to go and what to see. Arrange a custom tour created by an isle resident for friends and family that’ll take you around O‘ahu incorporating stops at must-see sites. In addition, owner Carey Johnson’s interest in astronomy helped start Hawaiian Night Sky Tours; ask about it if you’re interested. CUSTOM ISLAND TOURS • 808-216-1410 • customislandtours. com, hawaiiannightskytours.com Enjoy O‘ahu’s best with an array of tours featuring biking, dolphin excursions, fishing charters, shark encounters, Pearl Harbor tours, hiking, helicopter flights and neighbor isle excursions. Each tour is personal with friendly, professional guides who know the island’s history, culture, ecology and traditions. Guests give them an enthusiastic thumbs up! DISCOVER HAWAII TOURS • 808-737-3700 • Tours also available on Hawai‘i Island, Maui and Kaua‘i • discoverhawaiitours.com THIS WEEK OAHU


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Ala Moana Center

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Aloha Tower Marketplace

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Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

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Bishop Museum

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Chinaman’s Hat

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Dole Plantation outside Wahiawa

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Wet’n’Wild Hawaii

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Hanauma Bay

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Honolulu International Airport

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116 activities Reduce your time at the counter with Dollar’s Rapid Rental® Check-in when you go online to provide your info. Get weekly rentals, unlimited mileage. Book at a rate lower than a mid-size car and get a mid-size or larger vehicle. Receive friendly, courteous service from their knowledgable staff. Earn miles with American Airlines AAdvantage. DOLLAR RENT A CAR • 808-944-1544 on O‘ahu, 1-800-3427398, 1-800-800-4000 • dollar.com Ranked number one in customer satisfaction seven times in national surveys. Be highly satisfied with your rental car experience plus choose the option to rent from a fleet of ecologically friendly hybrids and electric cars. Select vehicles from a fuel efficient fleet and discover more places to explore. Attractive daily rates. ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL • 808-979-2600, 808-922-0090 or 1-800-261-7331 • enterprise.com “Hawai‘i’s Low Fare Airline” offers passengers an affordable option for air travel around the state. Choose from 110 flights per day between all major Hawai‘i airports. Check online for special offers on all islands and sign up to receive notice of exclusive deals. Also check for deals on hotels, cars, packages and activities. GO! AIRLINES • 888-IFLYGO2 • 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time (HST) • iflygo.com “Know what to do before you go.” That’s what the folks here will help you with when you’re ready to start planning your vacation. Island tours, activities, dinner shows, dinner cruises, interisland trips, even hotel choices—experience the best the island has to offer! Check online for specials and information on combo tours. HAWAII TOUR & TRAVELS • 135 Uluniu Ave., Room 104, ground floor, Map F:D5 • 808-931-6003 • hawaiitourandtravels.com

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117 Enjoy a fully narrated, environmentally friendly tour of Hanauma Bay with a company that has 10 years under its belt. Learn about the bay’s marine ecosystem from a knowledgeable guide and enjoy use of a mask, dry snorkel and fins for your snorkel experience. Pick up and drop off schedule: 6:45-10:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Roundtrip transportation is provided. IKE’S HANAUMA BAY TOURS • 808-277-9786 Go Like a Pro™ with an Emerald Club membership and get convenient benefits. Pass the counter, choose your car and own the road. Select vehicles from a fuel-efficient fleet. Get to your destination on time when you add a Garmin® GPS navigational system to your car rental. Book online and find last-minute specials, daily and weekly deals and low rates. NATIONAL CAR RENTAL • 1-800-327-9633 • nationalcar.com Richard M. Constant RA is your personal tour guide to some of O‘ahu’s best neighborhoods and properties, plus stop at popular visitor sites. Reserve a space on the unique Real Estate Circle Island Tour and get an inside peek into a piece of prime real estate that you might want to call home. OAHU REAL ESTATE TOURS • Call or text 808-388-9108 • oahurealestatetours.com Pick a Wild Card and get either a compact vehicle or larger guaranteed. Join one of several free member programs such as the Timesaver® to speed through counter check-in. Or earn free days, travel rewards, and get VIP treatment such as faster reservations, rentals and returns with the Blue Chip Express Rental program—sign up for free. Earn miles with American Airlines AAdvantage. THRIFTY CAR RENTAL • 1-877-283-0898 • thrifty.com

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Pearl Harbor Historic Sites For the United States, the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites represent the beginning and ending of World War II. They reveal the war as it raged on the ground, in the air and below the ocean surface before it came to an end in 1945 aboard the USS Battleship Missouri. Pearl Harbor Historic Sites encompasses the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Make your reservations for the USS Arizona Memorial movie/boat ride and the official USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour. The National Park Service also offers three Half Day Tours and two Full Day Pearl Harbor Tours that combine all four locations. Reservations: 877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov or pearlharborhistoricsites.org.

1. USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL Pearl Harbor’s visitor center offers visitors two world-class museums featuring artifacts, historic newsreels and exhibits that depict events leading up to the surprise attack that launched the United States into World War II. Free daily tours to the DAILY HOURS USS Arizona Memorial are available 8 ➡USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL a.m.-3 p.m. and include a compelling 7 a.m.-5 p.m., 808-954-8778 film. nps.gov/valr/index.htm. ➡USS BOWFIN MUSEUM 7 a.m.-5 p.m., 808-423-1341 ➡MISSOURI MEMORIAL 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; 808-455-1600 ➡PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM PEARL HARBOR 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 808-441-1000 Bags are prohibited in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum. Storage is available for a fee.

2. USS BOWFIN SUBMARINE MUSEUM Submarines were responsible for destroying over half of the enemy’s ships. Known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” the USS Bowfin served with distinction. Learn how America’s 288 subs sunk more than 5.5 million tons of enemy shipping and hear the stories of our submariners. bowfin.org.

3. BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL Serving with honor through three wars with a crew that spans three generations, the “Mighty Mo” is dedicated to preserving the experiences and memories of her former crew members and other WWII veterans. Walk the decks and see the plaque that marks the site where the Instrument of Surrender was signed, officially declaring the end of WWII. Daily tours are available. ussmissouri.com.

4. PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM PEARL HARBOR See rare aircraft such as a 1941 Japanese Zero, F4F Wildcat, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, F-14 Tomcat, P-40 Warhawk and more, plus learn the history of war in the Pacific through a video and various exhibits. Fly the Combat Flight Simulator for free by downloading a coupon from the website. pacificaviationmuseum.org. THIS WEEK OAHU


Take a historical trip 1000 feet up. (No parachute needed.) Journey back to Pearl Harbor on historic Ford Island in the hangars that survived the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Our aviation-savvy docents take you on a fascinating tour of vintage aircraft, displays, and actual footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You’ll also find aviation memorabilia, the best food on Ford Island, and fun in our combat flight simulators. It’s all here at the Museum TripAdvisor® calls “One of America’s Top 10 Aviation Attractions.”

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808-441-1000 www.PacificAviationMuseum.org • Open 9am to 5pm daily.

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State Monument

Diamond Head

Its renown silhouette is as synonymous with Waikiki as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris and the mountains of Machu by Fern Gavelek Picchu are to Peru. Diamond Head, arguably the most photographed volcanic crater in the world, was once the site of an ancient Hawaiian heiau (temple) dedicated to the god of wind in order to receive protection against updrafts that would put out navigational fires. Western explorers in the late 1700s mistook the calcite crystals in the rocks on the crater slope for diamonds, thus “Diamond Head,” became popular. In 1904 the site was purchased by Good eats at the the federal government for military farmers market use due to its prime location. Though prepared to defend O‘ahu from IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: attack, it never once fired artillery Z Walkers will enjoy a trek outside the crater; wear your most during the war. Hike into the crater comfortable shoes! Follow Diamond today, and you’ll see evidence of its Head Rd. that turns into Monsarrat military history that are part of the Ave. through quaint neighborhoods. Fort Ruger Historic District. Along the way: Though the 0.8-mile trail begins as Z Stop by the Saturday Farmers’ a paved walk, it becomes an uneven Market at Kapiolani Community and sometimes steep switchback. College, 7:30-11 a.m. Lots of edible Allow 1.5 to two hours for the hike. goodies to nibble on and take The view from the summit is worth home, plus exotic fruits, produce every drop of sweat. The best time to and flowers. visit is early in the morning or late Z Chill out at Diamond Head Cove Health Bar and drink a relaxing afternoon when it’s cooler and less kava or enjoy other healthy treats. crowded. Bring water, shades, a hat, Z Enjoy boutiques and eateries snacks and wear covered shoes—and serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. don’t forget the camera. Z Landmark Rainbow Drive-In is Restrooms, vending machines, known for their plate lunches! drinking water, picnic area are available. It’s also accessible by bus. diamond head, up close: The park is open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. year Z Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, round; latest time to start hiking is 808-831-8800 4:30 p.m. $5 per vehicle or $1 per Z Makani Kai Helicopters, person walking in. 808-834-5813 THIS WEEK OAHU


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Hanauma Bay

Edged by a 2,000-foot golden beach, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is a natural draw for first-time visitors to O‘ahu, as well as seasoned travelers. It’s the state’s first designated Marine Life Conservation District, and as such, aims to educate all who pass through its gates via a short walk-through exhibit and informational video that encourages all to become stewards for the fragile beauty that is the living reef. Its usually gentle waters are home to a glorious world of tropical fish in every color you can imagine. See schools of vibrant butterfly fish; black-striped manini, or convict tang; the aptly named trumpetfish; pastel-colored surgeonfish; and multi-colored parrotfish. You might even spot a Hawaiian green sea turtle munching on coral! Restrooms, gift shop are on the bay. Open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; closed on Tuesdays. Fees: $1 per vehicle, $7.50 per person, 808-396-4229. TIP: Get there early to avoid long lines and a full parking lot. Avoid the parking hassles and tag along on a snorkel outing with a tour that can get you quickly in and out. Turn to our H2Go section on page 132 for more ocean-related activities.

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fun treks makapu‘u point lighthouse trail

This two-mile roundtrip trail along the Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline has outstanding views of the southeastern coastline, including Koko Head and Koko Crater. See the red-roofed lighthouse built in 1909. No amenities. Map G:S8. image by

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SAFETY TIPS: For weather updates, 808-973-4380 • Inform someone of your plans • Hike with a partner; don’t go alone • Bring water, first aid, rain gear, a reflective object and cell phone • Don’t wander off marked trails • Detailed park info: hawaiistateparks.org diamond head state park

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This 0.8-mile hike trailhead to summit is steep and strenuous along switchbacks, up stairs and through a tunnel, but the views are worth it. Amenities available. Entry fee: $5/vehicle; $1/pedestrian. Open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Map E:B15.

foster botanical garden Explore this cool spot of green in Honolulu that’s home to exceptional trees in addition to a wide range of flora. $5 general admission. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Guided tours 1 p.m. Mon.-Sat., call for reservations: 808-522-7066. Map B:G3.

koko crater botanical garden Take a self-guided tour (two-mile loop trail) of this 60-acre basin inside Koko Crater featuring dryland plant collections. Open sunrise to sunset daily. No amenities; unpaved roads and walkways. 808-522-7060. Map C:D18.

Lyon Arboretum Explore nearly 200 acres of a botanical garden in a tropical rainforest deep in Manoa Valley. See diverse plants along plentiful trails, even a waterfall. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., to 3 p.m. Sat., closed Sun. Guided tours. 808-988-0456.

Ka‘ena point state park Accessible from either Mokule‘ia or Makaha along a 2.7-mile coastal trail (one way). It gets hot, so bring water. Near the point, heed signs. Laws protect endangered birds and Hawaiian monk seals found here. No amenities. Map G:B7. THIS WEEK OAHU


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celebrating 50 years

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For 50 years, the cultures and traditions of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Fiji, Hawai‘i, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga have come alive at the Polynesian Cultural Center for O‘ahu’s visitors and island residents. It’s the only place where guests can aotearoa experience these cultures all in one day through demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities. With its golden anniversary culminating on October 12, PCC has held events to welcome back generations of alumni. samoa tahiti PCC’s roots began in 1948 when members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) started a hukilau as a fundraising event. Students from Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i, then known as the Church College of hawai‘i Hawai‘i, learned Polynesian dances from the community, who pitched in to teach the students each culture’s distinctive dance moves. “Polynesian Panorama,” a production of authentic South Pacific island songs and dances, was born. tonga In 1962, more than 100 labor building missionaries volunteered to build PCC’s original 39 structures on a 16-acre site. Skilled artisans and materials from the South Pacific were brought in to ensure authenticity. On October 12, 1963, PCC opened to the public. Admission was just - breath of life” “ha: $1.50 for adults, children were 75 cents. Throughout its history, PCC has continued to evolve in order to offer guests the best possible experience. More importantly, the light of aloha from a cultural and spiritual source, continues to burn within every individual, past and future. Combined with the spirit of collaboration and christmas in polynesia The Polynesian Cultural Center unity, all merge to create a consummate invites you to spend time at experience for every guest. the center, December 2-21, as O‘ahu’s most popular paid visitor it dresses up for the holiday attraction, the Polynesian Cultural festivities! Beautiful and elaborate Center is open daily from noon; it is lights, decorations and musical closed on Sundays. For information on performances will awaken the child daily activities and special events and in every guest. Sit back and enjoy tickets, visit polynesia.com or call 808- a 25-minute canoe ride that winds through a live holiday production. 293-3333.

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GOLF

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Enjoy the challenge of O‘ahu’s golf courses As the world’s #1 golf destination, Hawai‘i offers a diverse range of environments that challenge every skill level, distinctive signature holes and championship courses designed by the likes of Arnold Palmer, Ted Robinson, Robin Nelson and William F. Bell. O‘ahu is home to more than 40 golf courses, 29 of them are easily accessible to visitors. One of them is right in Waikiki. And the oldest one, built in 1898, is where legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart once landed her plane. Venture around the island and you’ll be rewarded with courses that present their own unique challenges and rewards. You’ll truly experience golfing in paradise.

Golf Services • ALOHA GOLF TOURS Get your golf game on even if you didn’t come prepared. Call to arrange golf tee times, playing partners for single players, golf club rentals, balls, tees, other supplies, plus round trip transportation. 808-922-GOLF, golftoursoahu.com. • HAWAII TEE TIMES Play some of the best courses on O‘ahu, Maui, the Big Island of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i and Lana‘i minus booking fees. Book online or call toll free. Also ask about savings when you book multi-day golf specials. 877-465-3170, hawaiiteetimes.com.

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Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Winter’s headed our way, and with it, mammoth swells from the northern hemisphere crossing thousands of miles of open ocean. It’s the reason why the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is annually held in Hale‘iwa from November to December (see sidebar below). So be ready for the crowds and traffic—and lots of it—as visitors and residents flock to the North Shore to catch sight of big waves and the surfing elite who dare to ride them. It’s all part of O‘ahu’s winter experience! In between, grab a bite to eat or browse the local shops. Leisurely explore Hale‘iwa with its cool surf shops and clothing boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, eateries and popular sweet shops. head’s Up! Check out Hale‘iwa Art Walk, Reef Hawaiian Pro 5-9 p.m. every last Saturday Hale‘iwa Ali‘i Beach, Nov. 12-24 of the month. Meet the folks Vans World Cup of Surfing behind local shops, galleries, Sunset Beach, Nov. 25-Dec. 6 eateries and restaurants, plus Billabong Pipe Masters enjoy entertainment, artists and Banzai Pipeline, Dec. 8-20 sidewalk sales. North Shore Info: triplecrownofsurfing.com Chamber of Commerce, 808-637The Quiksilver in 4558, GoNorthShore.org. Memory of Eddie Aikau uLuibueno’s Mexican & Waimea Bay, holding period Dec. 1-Feb. Seafood Restaurant in Haleiwa 28, 2014. Traditional Hawaiian opening ceremony will be at 3 p.m. on Dec. 5. Town Center (Map D:F13) serves Info: quiksilverlive.com/eddieaikau up fish tacos and a host of other menu items for lunch and dinner. Cool off with the bar’s unique and original drink menu. Map D:E12.

uCheck out North Shore waves from a unique perspective through the eyes of award-winning photographer Clark Little at Clark Little Photography in Haleiwa Town Center. Little has the ability to capture a wave’s colors and “textures” from the inside out. Map D:E12. uTake the reins and head off on a true escape toward Mokule‘ia— ride a polo pony along a sandy beach accompanied by the sound of waves curling onto the shoreline with Hawaii Polo. Sunset, private, sweetheart, full moon and group rides are available. Map D:C16. Activities at Dillingham Airfield across the street can take you to spectacular heights while a hike at Ka‘ena Point State Park awaits further down the road. This is a relatively remote 2.7-mile (one-way) stretch of coastline with tide pools and views of the Makua coastline. It’s hot and dry with blustery winds, so be prepared with water, snacks, a hat or cap and sturdy shoes. Map D:B20.

uWaimea Valley is a 1,800-acre valley stretching from mountain to sea, offering insights into the area’s history, Hawaiian culture and traditions through daily programs and activities. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Scheduled activities online at waimeavalley.net. Map D:D8. THIS WEEK OAHU


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uYou don’t have to be a guest to check out Turtle Bay Resort with its five miles of lovely beachfront, championship golf courses, hiking and mountain bike trails, restaurants and Surfer The Bar, where local surfers and musicians talk story. It’s a nice diversion. Map D:B2. By now, you’ve probably noticed the popular shrimp trucks serving mouthwatering garlic shrimp! Also see aquaculture farms raising

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worth a visit: Z DOLE PLANTATION - Drop by this popular site that originally opened in 1950 as a fruit stand. Ride the Pineapple Express, walk the Plantation Garden and get lost in the Pineapple Garden Maze. dole-plantation.com. Z WAIALUA SUGAR MILL - Visit O‘ahu’s only working coffee mill, Waialua Coffee, housed in the same building with other local businesses including North Shore Soap Factory, North Shore Naturals and more. sugarmillhawaii.com. Z PU‘U O MAHUKA - O‘ahu’s largest heiau overlooks Waimea Bay and was declared a National Historic Monument in 1962. Proceed with respect as you would any culturally sacred site. Map D:D9.

Kahuku prawns and stands selling fresh sweet corn and tropical fruits.

uA must-stop is Giovanni’s Original White Shrimp Truck on Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku. It’s the oldest of the North Shore shrimp trucks with residents driving from all ends of the island just to get a taste of the garlicky shrimp scampi. Map D:D1.

uStop by North Shore Marketplace with its eclectic selection of shops, as well as popular Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican restaurant and Banzai Sushi Bar (page 130). Also avoid the usual long lines elsewhere and savor the shave ice here— delicious! Map D:E12.

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uContinue your drive around the island and you’ll eventually come across Fine Ass Chocolate & Coffee, a gourmet boutique shop in Ka‘a‘awa next to Crouching Lion. Find an array of gourmet chocolate and coffee products to eat, drink, season foods with, in addition to bath and body items. Map G:L3.

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More than a shopping center, the Marketplace is the heartbeat of the North Shore community. Nestled in historic Hale‘iwa town, North Shore Marketplace brings back an era long since faded. Stroll through its plantation-style buildings beneath the shade of towering monkey pod trees. With over 20 locally owned, one-of-akind shops and eateries to satisfy your shopping and dining needs, you’re sure to find unique treasures at great values to take home for yourself, family and friends. Located at 66-250 Kamehameha Hwy. in Hale‘iwa, North Shore Marketplace is just 35 minutes from Honolulu International Airport, 45 minutes from Waikiki and 20 minutes from Turtle Bay Resort. 808-6374416, Map G:E4.

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Find a collection of stores offering custom swimsuits, handcrafted jewelry, a huge selection of local art, surf shops and boutiques. Polynesian Treasures has one of the island’s largest selections of authentic Polynesian and Hawaiian handicrafts. You’ll find everything from hula implements to original wood carvings. Satisfy your sweet tooth with shave ice, ice cream or a fruit smoothie from Aloha General Store. While you’re at it, pick up fun and quirky knick-knacks, apparel, beach accessories and gifts. Find reasonably priced sushi, good-sized portions of fresh seafood and friendly service at Banzai Sushi. It’s scored positive comments on travel boards with recommendations for sushi lovers, especially if you’re in the neighborhood. Full-service bar too! Looking for fresh and authentic homestyle Mexican food? Go no further than Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican Restaurant. From the lively tables to colorful decor, the vibe welcomes diners right in. Try one of the isle’s best margaritas made with fresh squeezed juices and premium Tequilas!

Polynesian Treasures Hawaii’s largest selection of authentic Polynesian handcrafts. Featuring genuine tapa cloth, Lauhala products, tiki carvings, bone fish hook pendants, Hawaiian inspired gifts, island fabrics, hula items and more! Open daily 10-6. 808-637-1288

Aloha General Store Hawaii’s best shaved ice in 20 flavors.  Also featuring Dave’s Ice Cream, voted “The Best Ice Cream in Hawaii.” Hawaiian souvenirs, jewelry, alohawear and dashboard hula dolls. 808-637-2288

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Your ocean adventure awaits Under the glare of the island sun, the Pacific’s shimmering surface beckons to beachgoers just as a frothy tropical drink tempts a sip. Boasting miles of coastline and award-winning beaches, O‘ahu offers excellent opportunities for an array of DIVE, SNORKEL, learn ocean activities. See the sidebar for a list to surf & lots MORE of ways to increase your fun. •A-1 Watersports, It’s as iconic to Hawai‘i as the ‘ukulele 808-561-5938 and hula—the image of surfers riding the •Aloha Jet Ski Rentals, perfect wave. Learn this world-famous 808-721-1754 sport where it all began and at your own •Big Kahuna Watersports, pace with Hans Hedemann Surf and 808-542-9494 Big Wave Dave Surf Co. •Big Wave Dave Surf Co., 808-386-4872 Looking for fun, fast thrills? Go no •Boss Frog’s Snorkel, Surf further than H20 Sports and Hawaii & Cycle, 808-942-8184 Water Sports Center. Jetskiing, wake•Diamond Head Parasail, boarding, riding the banana boat or 808-597-8646 bumper tube and parasailing are all part •Dive Oahu, 808-922-3483 of the fun. H20 Sports also features the •Dolphin Star, 808-983-7790 Jetlev Jet Pack—ask about it! •H2O Sports, 808-396-0100 Scuba diving for the first timer to dive •Hans Hedemann Surfing master is the specialty at Big Kahuna School (Waikiki), 808-924-7778 Watersports—ask about its dive special. •Hawaii Water Sports Center, If you’re in the mood to get close and 808-395-3773 •Hawaiian Diving Adventures, personal, kayak tours are a nice diversion 808-232-3193 that invites quiet time. Holokai Kayak •Hawaiian Horizons, & Snorkel Adventure offers just that. 808-955-3474 Meet up with the island’s resident •Holokai Kayak & Snorkel dolphins on the west side aboard the Adventure, 808-781-4773 Dolphin Star. Stay dry or go snorkeling, •Hunter Tours, 808-675-1903 plus sightings are guaranteed. •Ike’s Snorkeling Tour, 808-277-9786 A snorkeler’s paradise •Nelson’s Tours, 808-306Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Map 8068/808-391-4300 G:R10), the state’s first designated Marine •Seabird Tours, 808-220-3968 Life Conservation District, is home to •Snorkel Bob’s, 808-735-7944 abundant marine life in all colors. Avoid •VOA Hawaii, 808-426-7902 parking hassles and hop aboard Ike’s Hanauma Bay Tours. Turn to page 121 for info on Hanauma Bay. Two other marine life conservation districts are located at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki Beach by Waikiki Aquarium (Map C:A1) and at Pupukea Beach Park on the North Shore that includes Shark’s Cove and Three Tables (Map D:C8). THIS WEEK OAHU


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The world-renown two-mile crescent of white sand in the distance continues to draw vacationers year-round. Ideal for swimming, canoeing, surfing. Picnic areas, showers, restrooms, phones; great for people watching too! Map F:F8. see page 121 for info

ALA MOANA BEACH PARK Residents and visitors enjoy ocean activities, as well as daily exercise at this easily accessible beach. Early mornings are the most peaceful. Great for sunsets. Picnic areas, showers, restrooms, phones, food vendor. Map B:A13.

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hanauma bay nature preserve This haven for marine life is the perfect introduction for novice snorkelers. Go early in the morning to beat the crowd. Picnic areas, showers, restrooms, phones, snorkel rentals. Open daily except Tues. Map C:B17.

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Hawai‘i’s seasons are marked by dramatic changes in ocean conditions rather than dramatic climate changes. Be aware of posted ocean safety signs and check with a lifeguard or hotel concierge regarding area conditions. State and local agencies advise, “If in doubt, don’t go out.”

KAILUA BEACH PARK One of O‘ahu’s top beaches has a long stretch of silky white sand. Excellent for swimming, kayaking and windsurfing. Check out Lanikai next door too. Picnic areas, showers, restrooms, phones. Map G:Q7.

KO ‘OLINA LAGOONS These four man-made lagoons are located in the Ko ‘Olina Resort area with rock barriers and grassy picnic areas. Go early to find a parking spot and enjoy beautiful sunsets here. Restrooms. Map G: Inset.

malaekahana No lifeguards or facilities here, but the wide sandy beach is nice for beachcombing and body boarding when ocean conditions are calm. Nearby Goat Island is a protected bird sanctuary. Map D:F2.

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Amy’s Corner

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Aloha wear for the whole family, including matching women’s and men’s prints, junior miss dresses and tank tops. Find the best quality Hawaiian print fashions at the very best prices at Amy’s Corner.

Between Worlds

� 922-5979

A delightful array of artifacts from all over the world. Find figurines, ornaments, Japanese swords, African masks, Polynesian tikis, South American pottery and wall hangings, Hawaiian tote bags, wooden clocks and dolls, model sailing ships, handmade rugs, and the largest selection of seashells in Waikiki!

Eve Boutique

� 926-8800

Colorful, fashionable, always in style, garments for women of all ages at affordable prices. A place to shop for elegant fashions for all occasions, formal or casual. Located on the 2nd floor of King’s Village.

Fukurou

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Have your fortune read by a Mystic Fortune Teller and find out what your future holds for marriage, love, finances and job prospects. No appointment necessary. $29 per person for a 40 minute read.

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Burger King

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1 Free order of gyoza and 10% off food See details on the back*

Kentucky Fried Chicken

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Featuring a charming collection of award winning crystals and brand name 2012 sunglasses, and jewelry. You’ll find nothing but the trendiest and highest quality products. 70% off jewelry, 30% off crystals and 20% off all sunglasses!

KIKI LAND

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ODORIKO

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10% off everything See details on the back*

TANAKA OF TOKYO

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Burger King FREE WHOPPER® Sandwich with purchase of a WHOPPER

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Please present this coupon before ordering. Limit one per customer. Not to be used with other coupons or special offers. Void where prohibited. State sales tax applicable. Cash value 1/100¢. Good at participating BURGER KING® Restaurants in Hawaii.TM & ©2013 Burger King Corporation. All rights reserved. EXP DATE 12/31/13

Gyoza no Ohsho

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A surprising find in Waikiki is the Japanese noodle and dumpling restaurant, Gyoza no Ohsho. Try the delicious ramen noodles, gyoza, rice and beef bowls or combination dishes. *Free gyoza only valid between the hours of 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Limited to 1 coupon per group/table. (not including alcoholic drinks) EXP DATE 12/31/13

KFC Hawaii $1 Off the regular price of a 3 piece meal.

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Kiki Land

� 926-4811

Enter King’s Village and immediately discover a children’s and baby specialty item store! Aloha shirts, sundresses, muu muu, swimwear, soft learning books, and other goods make it the perfect gift for your children and grand children. Guaranteed to find something special here at Kiki Land! *Customer must present coupon. EXP DATE 12/31/13

Odoriko

� 923-7368

Odoriko Restaurant is a favorite destination for many who seek delicious authentic Japanese cuisine. Sushi, sashimi, hot pot or “nabe” are just some of the various selections offered on its extensive menu. Private rooms with karaoke are also available, making Odoriko Restaurant the perfect venue for parties. *Does not include alcoholic drinks. Cannot be combined with other discounts and coupons. Customer must present coupon. EXP DATE 12/31/13

Passport Jewelry

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Featuring a charming collection of award winning crystals and brand name sunglasses, and jewelry. You’ll find nothing but the trendiest and highest quality products. 70% off jewelry, 30% off crystals and 20% off all sunglasses! *(Including Ray Ban) Customer must present coupon upon purchase. Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other discounts of offers. EXP DATE 12/31/13

Pipeline Leather II

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Pipeline Leather II’s collection of casual comfort shoes, boots and sandals, includes brands like Danner, Red Wing, Wesco, Minnetonka, UGG, Birkenstock, Dansko, Hush Puppies, Timberland and women’s Handbags and much more! *Coupon cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Customer must present coupon at time of purchase. Excludes UGG and selective items. 1 coupon per customer. EXP DATE 12/31/13

Rock Island Café

� 923-8033

Step back in time and enjoy pizzas, burgers, cocktails and beers in our retro diner and bar. Add to your collection of Hollywood and music memorabilia in our gift shop. www.rockislandcafe.com Present this coupon for 50% off your second entrée of equal or lesser value when you purchase one at regular price. EXP DATE 12/31/13

Shining Star

� 921-2212

Look through our huge selection of very affordable women’s fashion jewelry, handbags, watches, belts, hair pieces, fashion watches, silver Hawaiian jewelry, and American products. *Excluding sale items. 1 coupon per person. EXP DATE 12/31/13

Tanaka of Tokyo

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Enjoy the finest steak and seafood skillfully prepared and presented with great flair by Master Teppanyaki chefs, on your table top grill. The speed and dexterity of our chefs will dazzle you, and the exotic and elegant atmosphere will delight you. *Excluding drinks. Cannot be combined with other coupons. EXP DATE 12/31/13

The Jade Tree

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Opened in 1989, The Jade Tree specializes in originally designed Hawaiian jewelry, Tahitian pearls, jade, coral, and precious and semi-precious stones. Custom orders available by choosing patterns or original designs. Originally designed pearl and jade jewelry are also available. *One coupon per person. Customer must present coupon at the time of purchase. EXP DATE 12/31/13

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Gabaylo Gallery/Art In Motion

� (808) 358-8925 or (808) 692-3339

Wayne is the World’s 1st Juggling and Dancing Spray Paint artist. He performs nightly at 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. in front of Burger King at the King’s Village. He creates Works of Art using Spray Paint and utensils. Follow Wayne on Facebook.com/waynegabaylo or youtube.com/waynegabaylo

Hapa Style/Hime Wood

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Featuring our popular Hapa Style clothing and goods for women, men and kids. See our wide selection of T-shirts, fleece wear, tank tops and other casual wear. We also specialize in original Koa wood accessories. Check out our Ukulele Corner, along with many original Hawaiian gifts exclusive to Hapa Style/Hime Woods.

Pipeline Leather I

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Pipeline Leather features fine shoes and leather goods at reasonable low prices, including American president’s favorite brand – Allen Edmonds and Johnston & Murphy. Also available are top brands like Cole Haan, Magnanni, Sebago, Topsider, Camper, Clarks, as well as Schott leather jackets.

Regal Décor

� 924-9291

You’ll find a variety of Hawaiian quilt items such as tapestries, pouches, bags, coasters and more! Also, Hawaiian design goods and accessories, a selection of fashionable and handy items such as figurines and kitchen goods by German Goebel, stuffed animals and pet products – you’ll be sure to find great stuff at reasonable prices.

Rosalee

� 922-7722

There is a factory in the shop. Our prices are very reasonable. You can always find new-design hand carved Zippo and jewelry here! Engrave your name and initials on these for free. If you are looking for Zippo and Hawaiian jewelry, you must come!

Royal Creations 5

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Authentic, traditional, made-in-Hawaii garments for all ages at the most affordable prices in Waikiki. Casual Aloha fashions will let you ‘go native’ and are great gifts to take home and are delivered from the factory direct!

Royal Selection

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Hawaii’s largest selection of exclusive and unique Fine European Porcelain and gifts. www.royalselectionhawaii.net

Solid Stone

� 923-6734

Solid Stone specializes in casual women’s fashions. Find many one-of-a-kind watches and hundred of delightful fashions at prices you can afford, from crystal decorated jeans, to jackets, skirts, unique handbags and T-shirts.

Subway

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Open all day for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Take a break from the beach, sightseeing & shopping to enjoy our tasty assorted sandwiches. We are located on the ground floor at the entrance to King’s Village.

Village Silver

� 923-1777

Village Silver features genuine, rare, hand-crafted jewelry. High quality turquoise jewelry, Hawaiian jewelry, rings, pendants and bracelets are all available, at affordable prices.

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services Discount Shuttles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 I Do Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Hello Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 A. Blue Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 VIP Trans/24 Hour Shuttle Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Hawaii Super Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Siam Thai Massage & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

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Sharing Aloha Since 1963

Ala Moana Center Street Level • Ph: (808) 973-3266

Hrs: Mon-Sat 9:30am to 9pm • Sun 10am to 7pm

HANAUMA BAY $1495* SNORKELING • Hotel Pickup & Return • Professional Equipment • Expert Instruction TRY OUR COMBO SPECIALS!

*$7.50 Admission not included. Hanauma Bay Closed on Tuesdays. No jetskiing Sat., Sun. & Holidays

• Snorkeling + Parasailing $48 pp • Snorkeling + Jetskiing $48 pp (double occupancy)

Scuba Boat Dive $55 pp Snorkeling & Banana Boat $38 pp Diamond Head (hiking) & Hanauma Bay (snorkeling) $25 pp

Departure & Return 8:00am - 12:30pm 10:00am - 2:30pm 12:00pm - 4:30pm 1:30pm - 5:30pm

SEABIRD TOURS • 808-220-3968

PUC# 1665

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10% OFF DINNER

•One coupon per party. (Valid up to 8 persons) •Not valid with any other offer. •Offer valid on food only. Gratuity should be based on total bill before disount.

TANAKA OF TOKYO Ala Moana Center • (808) 945-3443 Waikiki Shopping Plaza • (808) 922-4702 King’s Village • (808) 922-4233 www.tanakaoftokyo.com

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FREE Mug OR Sarong

R A NNIVE

S A RY

with any $20 or more purchase

Sharing Aloha Since 1963

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www.HiloHattie.com

Mug

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WAIKIKI TO AIRPORT $6.95 $6 one way for airline employees or military $ Pearl Harbor, Arizona, 9RT Swap Meet PUC $ Roundtrip Waikele 10 #1902

• Good quality and safe service • No Baggage Fee •Air Conditioned

one way Min 2 people

(Locally owned & operated for 32 years)

DISCOUNT SHUTTLES • 808-699-1959 or 808-590-0700

SKYDIVE The ONLY company to offer:

USPA

50% OFF 139 278 Reg $

$

A) REGULAR TANDEM Under 14k ft. + 15-20 sec. freefall B) ULTIMATE UPGRADE 14-15k ft. 60+ sec. freefall. 3x more than regular GUARANTEED OR IT’S FREE • YOU wear the Altimeter

With the Newest Faster Skydiving Airplane “THE ROCKET”

UNBEATABLE PRICES, SAFETY, QUALITY

No deposit – pay after you jump Photo/DVD only at PACIFIC SKYDIVING • 808-637-7472 THIS WEEK OAHU


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taxi 95 per PRIVATE TAXI & STRETCH LIMO $ (1-4 people)* WAIKIKI TO AIRPORT $ limo (1-5 people)* 95 per 6 PAX or more Extra

TO CRUISE SHIP $22* & $28* taxi

35.

limo

• No luggage charge • On time • Reserve in advance • Air conditioned • Prices valid only when customers call direct

I DO CAB • (808) 732-6441

PUC #1379

SURF and/or STAND UP FREE LOGO ITEM PADDLING LESSONS ($20 value) • Buy a 2 hour surf or stand up paddle lesson and get a FREE $20 logo item • 17 years of surf competition on World Tour • Professional Instructors • Proven Techniques • Safety Oriented on uncrowded beach

HANS HEDEMANN SURFING SCHOOL For Reservations (808) 924-7778

SCUBA/SNORKEL/SHARK

“5 bays with over 27 locations!”

50% OFF! *FREE TRANSPORTATION

* 4 HR SNORKELING trip to Hanauma Bay $40 $20 includes R/T Transportation; QUALITY GEAR • 2 HR SHARK CAGE Trip with snorkeling! $250 $125 * 5 HR SCUBA DIVE Trip 2 Boats Dives, 2 Tanks ALL GEAR INCLUDED 20-40 min each dive; cert: $198 $99 beg: $125 * 5 HR COMBO: Parasail + Jet Ski + (Screamer or Snorkel) $250 $125

CALL A-1 WATERSPORTS 561-5938 • RATED #1!

WATERSPORTS $20

50% OFF

• SNORKELING to Hanauma Bay incl. gear $40 $20 PARASAIL H SCREAMER POWERBOAT: 45 min thrill ride! 5 yrs & up! $70 $35 H 1 HR PARASAIL trip 700 FT SIDE by SIDE $90 $45 H 1 HR JET SKI including BOAT RIDE $110 $55 (2 per ski) H 2 HR COMBO: 1 HR PARASAIL + 1 HR JETSKI $190 $95 *FREE H 4HR SCUBA DIVE TRIP: 2 BOAT dives; Cert: $99; Intro $125 TRANSPORTATION CALL A-1 WATERSPORTS 561-5938 or 782-3738 • RATED #1

SURF LESSON $ BEST Prices in Waikiki! Learn from a PRO surfer with over 25 years of experience! • Lessons, Tours, Rentals • All Ages Welcome

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per person

($80 reg. price)

Big Wave Dave Surf Co. 2450 Koa Ave • (808) 386-4872 www.SurfwithDave.com

Best Snorkeling Tour

$7.50 Admission fee not included

HANAUMA BAY $14.95

Round Trip

Package Includes: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Snorkeling Instructions, Bay Map

Pick-Up: 7:30 / 9:00 / 10:30 / 11:50 / 1:30 / 2:30 Return: 11:00 / 12:30 / 1:50 / 3:10 / 4:30 / 4:40

306-8068 • 391-4300

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• MOPED & BICYCLE RENTALS • FREE Helmets, Lessons & Hotel Pick-up • Snorkel Sets – $8 Complete

95¢ Rent Me!

per hour CDW EXTRA / MOPEDS Restrictions may apply.

Adventure Rentals

(808) 924-2700

159 Kaiulani Ave. (corner of Kaiulani & Kuhio - 2 blocks behind Hyatt Regency)

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29 HELLO CAB $29

$

SAVE MORE WITH MORE PEOPLE!

WAIKIKI TO AIRPORT

(FLAT RATE* & NON STOP TAXI)

*Flat Rate excludes to and from Park Shore Waikiki Hotel

FR: WAIKIKI TO: PEARL HARBOR * ALOHA STADIUM * HANAUMA BAY (flat rate $40 only) FR: WAIKIKI TO: WAIKELE OUTLET SHOPPING CENTER (flat rate $50 only) * CIRCLE ISLAND (20% OFF BY TAXI METER)

Please Call: (808) 386-8080 or 285-1371

hellocabhawaii.com or at hellocabhawaii@gmail.com

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SHUTTLE SERVICE & Transfers to Anywhere $ 95 Waikiki Airport, Cruise Ship or Water Park No Baggage Fee

Pearl Harbor, Flea Market or Waikele Dole , North Shore/Haleiwa, Disney Hotel PUC# 1591

each

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• Special Request Airport Runs: 4am, 4:30am, 5am Exceptions Apply

A.BlueLine

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Add Hanauma $ Bay $15 or 3 RIDE SPECIAL ONLY Transfers $10 89 Price based on 2 share jetski

#1 Banana Boat #2 Bumper Tube #3 Choice of Jetski, Wakeboard, Waterski, Snorkeling. Add $10 for Parasail or Scuba as #3

$59 for 2 Wild Combo 1 & 2 SAVE $10 Price PP $69 for 2 Combo Plus 1 & 3 SAVE $15 Based on $89 for 3 ride special 1, 2 & 3 SAVE $30 2 Share

HAWAII WATER SPORTS CENTER 395-3773

Located in Koko Marina Ctr., ground level on the marina • www.hawaiiwatersportscenter.com

TEPPAN • STEAK • SEAFOOD

10% OFF your food bill

Only one coupon per visit per party. Coupon may not be used in combination with any other promotion or discount offer. Valid during lunch and dinner hours.Coupon must be redeemed at time of dining. Coupon VOID if purchased, sold or bartered for cash. Expires 1/5/14.

BENIHANA OF TOKYO 955-5955

Hilton Hawaiian Village. Self Parking Validated (2 hrs only).

Pirate Sword

FREE with Ship Adventure Purchase

• Fun-filled piratical ship tour off Waikiki Beach • 83 foot black galleon pirated ship • 1.5 hour Narrated History on “The Treasure Seeker” • A Real Private Experience with Trained Actors • Snacks, Beverages, Pirate Gear, Swords and Souvenirs available on board

Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures 1085 Ala Moana Blvd., Slip P

Book online at HawaiiPirateShip.com or call (808) 593-AHOY (2469)

PARASAIL/JET SKI $10 OFF • 300 FT. Parasail 1 HR.Boat Ride. $30 $20 • 700 FT. Parasail 1 HR.Boat Ride. $40 $30 • X-TREME THRILL SEEKER,HIGHEST, LONGEST RIDE! Reg. $70 $60 • 2 1/2 HR. Parasail/Jetski Tour Combo $85 $75 • Parasail, Jetski, SCREAMER $125 $105

DIAMOND HEAD PARASAIL CALL NOW (808) 271-7575

Not redeemable at Tour Desks.

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HANAUMA BAY SNORKEL $17.95 pp Includes snorkel mask, fins, R/T Transportation.

PUC#352-C

$7.50 admission fee not included. Bay closed on Tuesdays.

Pick Up: 7:00 / 8:30 / 10:00 / 1:30 Return: 11:00 / 12:00 / 2:30 / 4:30 Try our Diamond Head / Hanauma Bay combo

Hunter Tours • CALL 808-675-1903 中文

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TEPPAN • STEAK • SEAFOOD

10% OFF your food bill (details on other side) Hilton Hawaiian Village • Self Parking Validated (2 hrs only)

Phone: 955-5955 A Japanese-style steak house where talented teppanyaki chefs prepare food at your table. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily Dinner 5:00-10:00 p.m. daily


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battleship missouri SAVE $5 OFF “NEW! The Heart of the Missouri Tour”

• Guided tour aboard the World’s Last Battleship • Official site of Surrender ending WWII • See the famous “Broadway” corridor, engine rooms, battery plots & gun fire control rooms!

Call 973-2494 for general information

WAIKIKI TO ARIZONA MEMORIAL OR FLEA MARKET WAIKIKI TO AIRPORT $ * OR CRUISE SHIPS

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$ *

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• Reliable - Locally Owned - Est. 1973 *Prices subject to change without notice.

PUC #534

24 HOUR SHUTTLE SERVICE • CALL 839-0911

VisIt a hawai‘i state landmark

HTA / Chuck Painter

This non-denominational Buddhist temple tucked at the foot of the Ko‘olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park could be considered a wellkept secret. Established in 1968, it welcomes people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty. Admission is $3/adult. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m daily, 808-239-9844, Map G:M7.

20 OFF

$ DOLPHINS GUARANTEED*

per couple

aboard the

Hawaiian eco-tour for all ages with Naturalist crew and new keiki program! $10 off per adult, $53 with coupon. Lunch, transportation and snorkel available, see ad on page 113. Inquire for child prices. Not good in combination with any other offer. Offer expires 12/31/13. *Ask for details.

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7.

AIRPORT/ $ 95 each way WAIKIKI Luggage FREE CRUISESHIP PEARL HARBOR/FLEA MARKET $6 each way trip WAIKELE PREMIUM OUTLET $15 round 4:45am-9pm Daily

ON TIME GUARANTEE PUC 1361

Valid for Direct Calls Only

HAWAII SUPER TRANSIT • CALL (808) 841-2928

BUY ONE ENTREE, RECEIVE A

FREE APPETIZER

Not valid with any other specials, promos or coupons. One coupon per table. Some restrictions apply.

Top of Waikiki • CALL: (808) 923-3877 for reservations Waikiki Business Plaza, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., 18th Fl.

HTA / Ch u ckPainter

waikiki natatorium war memorial

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Dedicated by the Territory of Hawai‘i in 1927 to the more than 10,000 Hawai‘i servicemen who served in World War I, and the 101 of them who died during its course, this “living memorial” has been neglected throughout the years. In its glory days, the natatorium hosted celebrity swimmers such as Esther Williams, Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller. Visit natatorium.org for more history and to learn how you can join Friends of the Natatorium.


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U.S.C.G. CERTIFIED

FIRST RATE CUSTOMER SERVICE

from

$85

WITH COUPON

• 2 TANKS: 2 LOCATIONS & INCLUDES EQUIPMENT, Transportation and Master Instructors • FREE PICK UP • BEGINNER TO ADVANCE; Morning or afternoon dives; PADI 5 Star IDC. info@waikikidiving.com • Certification, Snorkel & SCUBA Equipment Rentals, BEST Prices

SINCE 1979 WAIKIKI DIVING 922-2121

IN WAIKIKI 424 NAHUA ST. (BEHIND INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE)

ROCK N ROLL BOOZE CRUZ • Hawaii’s Only Classic R&R Booze Cruz • Includes Food, Drink & Trans 9:30 pm • Live Entertainment • Videos - Music • Contest • Dancing

38

$

with coupon Reg. $48

E-SEA RIDER 808-955-3474

28

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT RIDES $

An ideal way to explore the crystal clear waters of the Oahu South Shore. Enjoy the beauty of the underwater world without ever getting wet!

with coupon

• Private charters available for BBQ,SNORKELING, SIGHTSEEING, & FISHING • Charters can be customized to accommodate Max. 14 passengers, CALL FOR GREAT PRICING! • Hotel Transportation Available

955-FISH (3474) FOR RESERVATIONS

10 OFF

ELECTRIC TRICYCLE TOURS $

Affordable, fun and safe scenic guided tours, rentals and sales!

808-723-0000

• Historic City Monument & Magic Island Beach Tour • Diamond Head Waikiki Beach Tour • Friday Fireworks Tour • Custom Tours Can not combine with other offers. Present at time of purchase. No cash value. One coupon per person. Expires 12/31/13.

SCUBA DIVE

• PADI 5 star facility • 5 min. from Waikiki • Free pick up from Waikiki hotel • Intro, wreck dives, night dives • Personalized service

20%OFFORany dive FREE t-shirt*

*Offer good with purchase of regular price dive. One shirt per group.

DIVE OAHU 808-922-3483

All-You-Can-Eat

SUNSET DINNER & SHOW CRUISE

CRAB!

Enjoy Star’s Signature Mai Tai, 3-Course Crab & Steak Dinner & “My Hawaii” Show aboard the Star of Honolulu!

(808) 983-7790 www.StarofHonolulu.com

87.16

$

ADULT

Transportation, excise tax and harbor fee not included. Inquire for child prices. Not good in combination with any other offer. Offer expires 12/31/13.

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traveling by taxi Due to the new seatbelt law enacted earlier this year, it’s mandatory for vehicle occupants of all ages to buckle up. So if you’re requesting a taxi and require infant or toddler seats, be sure to let the company know your needs in advance. That way, the taxi will have the appropriate car seats available.

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AFFORDABLE $65 TOUR

OFF

Super 15th Anniversary Celebration • Take $65 off when you purchase Polynesian Cultural Center, Grand Circle Island Tour & Pearl Harbor / Honolulu City Tour • See pgs.102-105 for more special offers. • Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm BIG • Phone Lines SAVINGS 7am-9pm

AFFORDABLE TOURS • 808-921-2280

334 Seaside Ave., Ground Fl., Suite 102; Across from Ross

THE REAL HAWAII $16.95 Buy 2 get 1 free! You came to see! RAINFOREST/WATERFALL ADVENTURE 2 waterfalls - Easy trail - Mountain pools T.V. movie sites: Hunger Games 2, Lost, Jurassic park, Hawaii 5-0. • 8-11am / 1-4pm

VOLCANO CRATER WALK

Original 1908 trail carved through lava rock. Walk to summit for world class views of ocean & neighbor islands. • 7-10am / 9-12noon

TROPICAL SNORKELING

2 sites - Calm shallow waters. Thousands of tropical fish, green sea turtles. Clean professional equipment. Departures: 8, 10, 12 & flexible returns. PUC 2DSC777

HulaGirlTours.com 808-692-6399

50% OFF 50% OFF PARASAIL

• 300ft with 1 HOUR BOAT RIDE • 600ft with 1 HOUR BOAT RIDE

Free Transportation Not Redeemable at Tour Desks.

$20 $30

CALL 596-8383 ULTIMATE TOURS

$ 60ea. MASSAGE 70 byMINUTE appointment or walk in • Authentic Thai & Swedish Massages • Sea-Salt Body Scrubs • Free Parking

Siam Thai Massage & Spa

Open Daily, 10am - 10pm • (808) 343-4910

Century Center • 1750 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 2603 • www.SiamThaiMassage-Spa.com THIS THISWEEK WEEK WEEK OAHU OAHU THIS


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top 10

O‘ahu’s

Our Top 10 list is largely based on visitor attendance, but not exclusively. Each attraction is unique and all offer a great vacation experience.

1. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor The new visitor center and museum highlight this timeless landmark honoring Americans lost on December 7, 1941.

Hta / Joe solem

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Polynesian cultural center

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HTA / HeATHer TiTus

3. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Open daily except Tuesdays, this preserve offers a rainbow of bountiful marine life. 4. Dole Plantation Make your way through the maze, walk the garden, ride the Pineapple Express, and purchase goodies.

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6. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor See a collection of retired aircraft that’s always being updated and exhibits in historic World War II era hangars on Ford Island. 7. Atlantis Submarines Dive down to 100 feet for an intimate look at the island’s marine life who live among artificial reefs 9 just off Waikiki.

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8. Bishop Museum The state’s largest museum is home to millions of Hawaiian and Pacific island artifacts and documents. 9. Kualoa Ranch This historically significant site is also a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch offering activities from mountain to sea. 10. Diamond Head Hawai‘i’s most recognized landmark has a hiking trail, views and a military history.


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