Halloween is creeping around the corner. From pumpkin patches and costume contests to trick-or-treating and the ultimate haunted house, Oahu celebrates Halloween with “spook-tacular” traditions across the island. While many events are free, others say “BOO!” for a nominal fee. The question isn’t "Witch" event to go to but "Howl" many. Learn where to find “spook-tacular” Halloween events for all ages!
Where to find everything from adventure to romance on Hawaii’s “Island of Discovery”. As rich with activities as natural beauty, Kauai demands experiencing its diversity from the north shore’s Hanalei Bay to sunny Poipu on the south shore. You’ll find unique adventures rolling out from wallet friendly to splurge worthy, plus everything between. Here are a few awesome ways to check items off your Kauai Bucket List.
While it’s one of the smallest states in the country, Hawaii packs a powerful punch for fun facts that definitely distinguish the only island state from its 49 mainland counterparts. Here’s a look at 50 unique facts that make Hawaii one of a kind.
Aloha Festivals was first held in 1946 as Aloha Week. During the past seven decades, it has become a celebration of Hawaiian culture that integrates the traditions of the Hawaiian Islands through music, dance, cuisine, and art. This year, Hawaii’s longest running cultural festival expanded with new partnerships and events to celebrate the spirit of aloha. Learn more about Hawaii’s longest running cultural event!
Relax and spend some quality turtle-time in Hawaii. Green sea turtles are such peaceful, graceful, and gentle creatures. Spending time in close proximity to them is as exciting as it is calming. If you’ve always wanted to lounge on the beach or swim with them, you’ve come to the right place.
Hawaii always conjures up images of sandy beaches, turquoise waves and tropical sunsets. What many overlook is the abundance of botanical gardens that thrive with lush, indigenous flora, as well as unique trees and plants gathered from around the world. Among these is Moanalua Gardens, a 24-acre privately owned park managed by the non-profit Moanalua Gardens Foundation. Located in Honolulu’s Moanalua District near Tripler Army Medical Center, this tranquil park is the perfect place for flying a kite or sharing a picnic with Mother Nature’s wonders creating a gorgeous backdrop.
Windward Oahu Beach Scores Best of the Best for the Second Time! “Dr. Beach” uses 50 criteria that include safety, water cleanliness, and management of both the beach environment and its facilities when making his list. Learn what Dr. Beach and other beach lovers love most about Kailua Beach Park.
Each of Hawaii’s official flowers is as unique as the island it represents. Typically, the color of the flower is linked to the official color of each island as well. From Oahu’s native yellow ilima to Molokai’s white kukui blossoms, these beautiful native Hawaiian flowers create a colorful, fragrant symbol of the state of Hawaii and of each of Hawaii’s main islands.
Every spring for the past nine years, POW! WOW! Hawaii puts on a street art festival that attracts hundreds of local and international artists to paint dozens of murals in Oahu’s urban neighborhood of Kakaako. It gets bigger and better every year. This colorful event has reached critical mass over the years to the point where amazing murals have totally transformed this industrial neighborhood into a modern Honolulu attraction.
Hawaii’s farmers markets have existed nearly as long as island farms and ranches. From plantation era trading and selling to today’s flashier gatherings showcasing agriculture and aquaculture bounty from across the islands, these colorful markets serve up a delicious opportunity to savor the flavors of the Hawaii. Oahu’s mega-popular KCC Farmers Market, where you can meet farmers and innovators who are turning trends into a way of life.
The Prince made such monumental achievements that he remains one of only two crown heads of state to be honored with an official holiday. The “Citizen Prince” lived a very unique life that helped him shape Hawaii. Here are 10 reasons that Prince Kuhio deserves his own holiday!
It goes without saying that the state of Hawaii is truly one of the most unique among our country’s 50. Not only is Hawaii the only island state in the U.S., but the Hawaiian Archipelago is also the longest island chain in the world. Here are 10 more fun facts about Hawaii that will help make you a Hawaii trivia whiz!
Most people agree that Hawaii is one of the most romantic places on Earth. Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Hawaiian Islands is pure magic. Here's list of six top romantic Hawaii Valentine’s Day ideas to help keep the sparks alive with your ku’uipo! (sweetheart)
While seasonal whale watching cruises are a favorite activity among visitors and even locals, you can also spot these marvels from lots of shoreline locations that are easily accessible and absolutely FREE!
Held biennially in
even-numbered years, RIMPAC finds Hawaii rolling out the welcome mat and
sharing our Aloha Spirit with 26 nations, 47 surface ships, 5
submarines, 18 national land
forces, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel who will all be
converging on Hawaii to
participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
From free cultural
performances and a multi-ethnic Kalakaua Avenue parade to a grand finale
fireworks thriller off Waikiki Beach, the 24th Annual Honolulu Festival
is set to bombard the senses with a vibrant display of traditions from
Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia.
Pick a spot, set your alarm, grab a cup (or Thermos) of Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee, and set out for an early morning adventure that will make your day! Here are a few of our
favorite places to watch darkness give way to dramatic shades of red,
orange, purple and pink. It’s sure to perk you up and set the stage for a
perfect day in paradise.