I recently visited Oahu on my way to Japan with my sisters and even though it was a short visit, it was amazing to be back at the beach! If you’re planning a quick trip to Hawaii, I rounded up my top 5 favorite things to do.
I also included a ‘what I packed’ list at the end of my post!
#1: Turtle Snorkel Adventure Tour
#2: Favorite Food Spots
One of my personal favorite food spots is Yummys [it’s like a Panda Express but for korean bbq food!]. It’s one of the first meals I love getting as soon as I land [it’s a tradition in our family haha]. There are a few locations, but you can go to the one at Ala Moana mall if you’re shopping there and going to Ala Moana beach. A few other favorite quick bites/to-go spots include Island Vintage Coffee, Lanikai Juice, Marugame (also shown below), musubi cafes, the Ala Moana food courts, plus there are lots of great spots in the Kaka’ako area if you venture a little out of the Waikiki beach area!
Go for a hike! If you’re up for a challenge I recommend the Koko Crater Trail for a unique and great workout along with the great views. I also love the Lanikai Pillbox hike for a more mild hike and also some amazing views!
#4: Marugame Udon
Grab lunch or dinner at Marugame for some delicious udon and tempura side dishes. The line gets pretty long so plan accordingly [it’s best to go during in between meal times]!
#5: Sunset Catamaran Ride
End your trip with a sunset catamaran ride. You can also book one with with @moanawaikiki or grab a seat on one of the ones that take off from Waikiki. It’s a great way to catch your last sunset in Hawaii + enjoy some good music, drinks and views!