Oahu, Hawaii | Travel

It all came back to me. I remembered the crowded streets and the tall buildings and the walking distance to the beach from the hotel. I remember how different this view was compared to what I thought Hawaii would be. This was city.

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Easiest Way to See the Island

Oahu was different from the Big Island in regards to getting around. It was more city-like, which meant we used Uber, public transportation, or walked wherever we went.

For a chance to see all of Oahu, we scheduled the Grand Circle Island Tour (an all day tour), which took us to the popular spots around the island. The Circle Island tour included a visit to the Dole Plantation where we took a train ride around the grounds, ate some of the delicious pineapple whip, and mailed pineapples home for families to enjoy. The tour also include stops at Diamondhead, beaches along the North Shore, and several other locations throughout the island.

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Best Restaurant with a View

Our last night in Oahu, we booked reservations at the Top of Waikiki, which is a revolving restaurant located on the 18th floor. The atmosphere allowed us the chance to see both beautiful views of the ocean as well as the mountains. It was great way to see Waikiki in a different way.

A Must Do While In Hawaii

Pearl Harbor is located on the island of Oahu and is a must see for your trip to Hawaii. My best advice is to get there early and purchase tickets in advance (if you can as I believe the policy will be changing in the future based on information from our tour guide) because the line gets pretty long. We watched a short film before boarding a boat to take us to the Arizona Memorial.

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Easiest Way to Kill Time

Before we headed back home, we had a couple of hours to kill before our flight left (check out for our hotel was at 10:00 a.m. and our flight didn’t leave until 8:00 p.m.). So, we left our bags with our hotel and checked out some restaurants along the beach/shopping area. We spent the afternoon trying different appetizers and drinks at places like Duke’s, Orchids, and Maui Brewing Company.

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Hawaii was a great honeymoon choice. It was what we needed after months of planning a wedding. What about you – Where did you travel for your honeymoon?

XOXO – Ashley

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