Things to Do in Honolulu
I'm going to Hawaii for the first time and am staying at friends place in Honolulu. These are things ppl suggested I do
- •The Pig and The LadyGood dinner spot
- •Diamond Head Market & GrillGood lunch spot
- •Sans Souci BeachBeach close to where I'm staying
- •Young's Fish MarketAccording to Lucky Peach: try the dried cod, dried skipjack, pipikaula, lomi lomi salmon, laulau, pasteles
- •Diamond Head Cove Health BarBest acai bowls in town! Try the Kava ('Awa) if you want to instantaneously feel as relaxed as the locals do.
- •Down to EarthMy favorite health food store! It's a small chain owned by a larger chain of Hare Krishnas. Load up on the buffet, buy local products, and whatever you do, buy a muffin/brownie/cookie from there! Or all of the above! You're on vacation!
- •Maunawili FallsIf you're looking for a less crowded hike, check out Maunawili Falls. Don't go right after it rains, it'll be too muddy! True story: my friends and I tried to do this hike in December 2013. We're all from Hawaii and completely missed the sign for the hike. For the record, it's VERY obvious. We walked for an hour and landed in someone's driveway after passing a ton of "no trespassing" signs. So... don't do that. http://bit.ly/1ERzoHV
- •Doris Duke's Shangri La EstateStunning Islamic art and architecture are on full display at the former residence of tobacco heiress, Doris Duke. Be sure to check out the man made pool that is built into the ocean (nbd). Buy tickets here: www.shangrilahawaii.org
- •MuRyangSa Buddhist TempleJust went here for the first time on my recent trip home. It's tucked away in a beautiful valley. A secret spot, good for meditating and Instagram photo shoots.
- •Opal ThaiAbsolutely incredible Thai food by any standard, run buy a guy named Opal. He asks about where you're from, what you like to eat, and then just starts bringing food out to you. It's in a strip mall and tiny, but you can usually call in day of or before to make a reservation (recommended). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Shimazu StoreA lot of people will recommend Waiola (Honolulu) or Motsumoto's (Haleiwa) for shave ice. Shimazu is better than both of them. Not in a "because it's slightly less touristy" way, in a super legit best shave ice ever way. They make crazy flavors like red velvet and creme brûlée. The shave ice is huge so split with a friend and spring for the .25 come to avoid dripping everywhere. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Side Street InnThere are two locations and each are great. The food is *so good*. Huge portions. High flavor. Recommended dishes are the garlic edamame, farmer salad, spicy fried chicken, but everything I've had there is amaze. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Acai bowl at diamond cove health bar. Could cry thinking about it.Suggested by @thebfg
- •"Town"Intensely delicious restaurantSuggested by @thebfg
- •Foster Botanical GardensSuggested by @amybsherman
- •Honolulu Museum of Art and Spaulding HoussSuggested by @amybsherman