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Best Things to Do in Honolulu

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Candis's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best places to eat and drink in Honolulu?

The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood Restaurant was delicious! It is on the top floor of the Ala Moana hotel and has beautiful views of the beach. Make a reservation for sunset!

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Visiting different beaches all over the island and eating delicious food!

What is the best tip for going on your babymoon to Honolulu?

Relaxation and good food was key for our babymoon. Napping on the beach and booking a Prenatal Massage was a must too!

Visited Honolulu in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniella in Honolulu for Flytographer


Maritel's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best places to eat and drink in Honolulu?

Helena's is hands down our favorite local spot in Honolulu! We make sure to get in a few meals there every time we visit. Best Hawaiian food and customer service on Oahu!

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Lanikai Pillbox hike was a favorite activity for our family. Our two boys enjoyed the trek up the mountain and enjoyed the views from the pillbox! Waimea Valley was another amazing destination. We enjoyed the short hike to the waterfall and swimming in the waterfall is a MUST! So refreshing and exciting! They also have the BEST Spicy Bloody Mary's at the bar!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Honolulu?

Bring lots of snacks and sunblock to the beach! Take the kids hiking too! It's a great way to get their energy out and be with nature.

Visited Honolulu in April

Photo Shoot Location: Kualoa Beach (Northeast Shore)

Tara in Honolulu for Flytographer


brianne's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Hanauma Bay snorkeling for sure!

Visited Honolulu in April

Photo Shoot Location: Waialae Beach Park (South Shore)

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Yagmur's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best places to eat and drink in Honolulu?

Goofy’s has the best brunch! Ube everything :)

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Waikiki beach

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Honolulu?

Aquarium!

Visited Honolulu in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Harley in Honolulu for Flytographer


Jessie's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best places to eat and drink in Honolulu?

Monkey pod in Ko’Olina. Unique drinks and sometimes live music.

Visited Honolulu in February

Photo Shoot Location: Kualoa Beach (Northeast Shore)

Enzo in Honolulu for Flytographer


Mimi's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best places to eat and drink in Honolulu?

ONO POKE

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Watch sunset/sunrise. snorkeling. driving around the island and visit different beaches

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Don't bring make up :)

Visited Honolulu in February

Photo Shoot Location: Ala Moana Beach Park (South Shore)

Ali in Honolulu for Flytographer


Eliza's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Drive around the island!

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

If you have a baby bring your own car seat or buy one there! Do not rent one.

Visited Honolulu in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniella in Honolulu for Flytographer


Kristin's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best places to eat and drink in Honolulu?

Roy’s!

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Kualoa’s ATV tour Pearl Harbor with narration Turtle Bay North Shore Snorkeling with turtles

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Plan some fun excursions and plan for just beach time. A good balance of both.

Visited Honolulu in December

Photo Shoot Location: Diamond Head (South Shore)

Ali in Honolulu for Flytographer


Annie's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Take the kids to Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach and go on hikes

Visited Honolulu in December

Photo Shoot Location: Waimanalo Beach (East Shore)

Laura in Honolulu for Flytographer


Bipasha's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

We've been here before and we like it away from the City

Visited Honolulu in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniella in Honolulu for Flytographer


Heather's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

We loved them all! They were so different.

Visited Honolulu in March

Photo Shoot Location: Waikiki Beach (South Shore)

Enzo in Honolulu for Flytographer


Brooke's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Makkapu Trail, Pillbox hike, Lanikai Beach :)

Visited Honolulu in March

Photo Shoot Location: Waimanalo Beach (East Shore)

Natalie in Honolulu for Flytographer


martha's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Shark bay and waimea valley

Visited Honolulu in March

Photo Shoot Location: Makapuu Lookout ( East Shore)

Tara in Honolulu for Flytographer


Donna's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Do the Hawaiian cruise, whale watch in Maui, volcanos and black sand beaches in Hilo, beautiful beach Kona, luau and Jurassic Park Helicopter tour in Kauai, and the the beautiful beaches and attractions in Honolulu.

Visited Honolulu in March

Photo Shoot Location: Waikiki Beach (South Shore)

Tara in Honolulu for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Explore as much of Oahu as possible! There is so much more than Honolulu and Waikiki. We loved Lanikai beach (and its nearby Pillbox hike), the entire town of Kailua, and were wowed by the waves on the North Shore. Rent a car and drive around, stop at all the lookouts, don't be afraid to brave the hikes - we found they are ALWAYS worth it when you get to the top (or bottom!).

Visited Honolulu in February

Photo Shoot Location: Makapuu Lookout ( East Shore)

Tara in Honolulu for Flytographer


Ruth-Anne's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Rent a vehicle to explore the entire city! It doesn't take too long, and everyone is super kind.

Visited Honolulu in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Laura in Honolulu for Flytographer


Vanessa's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

There are so many amazing things to do in Oahu- but my favorite parts of the trip were getting to know the local people. The local people are so kind and so willing to share the best parts of their island with everyone. Who better to get recommendations from than the people who call this place home?

Visited Honolulu in February

Photo Shoot Location: Kailua Bay (East Shore)

Natalie in Honolulu for Flytographer


Lauren's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Definitely get down to the sandy beach before sunrise for pictures, you won’t regret it, and there’s always coffee if you need the help

Visited Honolulu in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Honolulu for Flytographer


Marilee's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Do a photography tour with Oahu Phototography Tours! We did a full day 10 hour tour with Mac and it was the best day and experience, seeing the entire island, walking on so many of Oahu's beaches, going into the mountains, Jurassic Park area, coffee shop, shrimp truck by the side of the road, Dole Plantation and so much more. Best experience hands down!

Visited Honolulu in January

Photo Shoot Location: Waimanalo Beach (East Shore)

Tara in Honolulu for Flytographer


Marek's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Check travel times, and add 50% the amount of time is says. Traffic congestion during morning and afternoon rush hour times is comparable to Toronto and Los Angeles and there are no alternate side road options that would speed things up. A 50km 6:00am trip from the west coach (Ko Olina) to Waikiki Beach area took almost 2 hours.

Visited Honolulu in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Tara in Honolulu for Flytographer


Lisa's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Rent a car and explore the island! We loved eating at all the local spots where there weren't many tourists.

Visited Honolulu in January

Photo Shoot Location: Makapuu Lookout ( East Shore)

Melissa in Honolulu for Flytographer


Maynard's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Stay away from tourist traps. It’s ok to go to a few but do talk to locals and ask for recommendations!

Visited Honolulu in January

Photo Shoot Location: Kailua Bay (East Shore)

Tara in Honolulu for Flytographer


Christine's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

Eat all the shave ice you can!

Visited Honolulu in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Laura in Honolulu for Flytographer


Monica's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

If you can, visit where the locals love to eat and visit, it’s an insiders look at a beautiful city.

Visited Honolulu in December

Photo Shoot Location: Waialae Beach Park (South Shore)

Laura in Honolulu for Flytographer


Monique's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What is your best overall travel tip for Honolulu?

First I definitely recommend a destination photographer for EVERY vacation (Flytographer). Second, if able take a surfing lesson. Third, you must explore the food! Shaved Ice-Matsumotos and Ice Monster. Udon -Marugame in Waikiki(long lines go fast and cheap!) Goofy cafe for brunch. M.A.C. 24/7 Mochi pancakes were bomb!! Giovanni’s shrimp truck. Many more!!

Visited Honolulu in December

Photo Shoot Location: Makapuu Lookout ( East Shore)

Melissa in Honolulu for Flytographer


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