What Places in Hawaii, esp. Oahu, Would You Recommend to First-Time Visitors?

United States
February 15, 2008 1:52pm CST
I plan to travel to Hawaii this year and will stay in Oahu. Since this is the first time I'll be visiting Hawaii, what places in Hawaii would you recommend we visit? What about places in Oahu? I'm especially interested in knowing where we can go shopping at bargain prices. Thanks.
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@Betty34 (267)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I have been to Oahu and I loved it. Bargain shopping happens at the swap meet. It's a sports arena. Has all kinds of souveniers, luggage, clothes, etc. I may have to get out my scrapbook so I can give you the actual name of the place. There is also a world market. Not as good of prices as the swap meet though. When you get there, get some coupon books and brochures for savings. I used a lot of coupons. Make sure you have real Hawaiian Shave Ice, so much better than a slushie! I will get back to you on more. Hope this helped. B
• United States
16 Feb 08
Thanks. Gracias. Arigato. Merci. Salamat.
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@Betty34 (267)
• United States
17 Feb 08
I absolutely loved it. Both times. We are sposed to go once every year near the Pro Bowl that wasn't too long ago. We haven't been able to scrape up the cash the last two years though. Boo! :( It is so beautiful there and there's so much to do. And that reminds I said I would check my scrapbook and get some actual places to the poster of this discussion. oops, sorry! B
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Having visited the island of Oahu last summer I have some suggestions: 1. Pearl Harbor http://www.pearlharbormemorial.com/site/pp.asp?c=fqLQJ2NNG&b=386117 2. The Punch Bowl National Cemetery http://www.hawaiiweb.com/html/national_memorial_cemetery_of_the_pacific.html 3. The Polynesian Cultural Center http://www.polynesia.com/ 4. Drive along the north shore. Beautiful beaches and few people 5. We took a dinner cruse and it wasenjoyable but you might want to look into a cruse around the island. You could do 1 & 2 in the same day or you could spend a full day at Pearl Harbor. The Punch Bowl National Cemetery has some outstanding maps of the wars in the Pacific. The Polynesian Cultural Center will take a full day and you can use your ticket for a second day if you come back within three days. This is a great place to get a flavor for the torpical islands of the Pacific.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
7 Apr 08
The Polynesian Cultural Center - This is one of the many activities that are going on for you to understand the life and culture of the Polynesian Islands. There are many opportunities to see and do thing to help you better understand this area.
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@CAMILLERI (373)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
HONOLULU will leave you speechless. Just get there and you will be amazed:- 1) The International Market Place. 2) The Shopping Complex easily reached by public transport. 3) The pineapple complex for a day out. 4) The Chinese Disrict and Shopping area around. 5) The Day Excursion to the Mountains. 6) Breakfast at the breakfast places will fill you up for the day, you do not need to have any lunch.