Hawaii’s Best Halloween Activities on Oahu

Hawaii’s Best Halloween Activities on Oahu

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 10/18/2019 to Best of Hawaii
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!
Aloha Festivals 2019 Celebration!

Aloha Festivals 2019 Celebration!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 9/11/2019 to Best of Hawaii
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!
Preserving Hawaii’s “Exceptional Trees” in Waikiki

Preserving Hawaii’s “Exceptional Trees” in Waikiki

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 8/8/2019 to Hawaii Landmarks
We love our trees! Some of Hawaii's exceptional trees are popular tourist attractions like the Indian banyan growing in Lahaina Courthouse Square on Maui. Waikiki is lucky enough to have several of these exceptional trees. Learn how the International Market Place in Waikiki is literally built around a colossal, 160+ year old Indian Banyan Tree.
Moanalua Gardens - One of Hawaii’s best kept secrets

Moanalua Gardens - One of Hawaii’s best kept secrets

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/11/2019 to Best of Hawaii
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.
Kailua Beach Tops U.S. List of Best Beaches

Kailua Beach Tops U.S. List of Best Beaches

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/13/2019 to Best of Hawaii
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. 
World Fireknife Championships at the Polynesian Cultural Center

World Fireknife Championships at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 5/3/2019 to Best of Hawaii
There are several reasons why the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu's North Shore is consistently ranked as Hawaii’s best attraction. The World Fireknife Championship is certainly one of them.
POW! WOW! Hawaii! - Dozens of Instagram-worthy murals have transformed Kakaako

POW! WOW! Hawaii! - Dozens of Instagram-worthy murals have transformed Kakaako

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 4/10/2019 to Best of Hawaii
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.
Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market

Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 4/4/2019 to Best of Hawaii
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.
Byodo-In Temple on Oahu - One of Hawaii’s Best Kept Secrets

Byodo-In Temple on Oahu - One of Hawaii’s Best Kept Secrets

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 2/21/2019 to Best of Hawaii
When you visit the Byodo-In Temple in Kahaluu Windward Oahu, you are truly experiencing one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets.
Sand-Ta Claus has returned to the Sheraton Waikiki!

Sand-Ta Claus has returned to the Sheraton Waikiki!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/20/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Sandsational Sand Sculpting has carved yet another gigantic set of sand sculptures for the Sheraton Waikiki
Honolulu City Lights: Making Christmas In Hawaii Merry & Bright

Honolulu City Lights: Making Christmas In Hawaii Merry & Bright

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 11/30/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Nothing is more iconic during Christmas time in downtown Honolulu than the 21-foot tall, 2-ton Shaka Santa & Mrs. Claus.
Hawaiian Imu Turkeys - Digging Into Hawaii’s Thanksgiving Tradition

Hawaiian Imu Turkeys - Digging Into Hawaii’s Thanksgiving Tradition

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 11/8/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Learn how Kailua High School athletes use a giant imu oven to steam hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys at once.
A Happy Birthday Salute to the USAF!

A Happy Birthday Salute to the USAF!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 9/13/2018 to Hawaii Landmarks
Hau`oli la Hanau (Happy Birthday) to Hawaii’s U.S. Air Force Bases & Personnel.
America depends on our remarkable Total Force of Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Civilian Airmen who have never failed to answer our Nation’s call. We thank you and your family for your service, sacrifice, and commitment to the defense of our Nation. Happy 71st Birthday United States Air Force!
Liliha Bakery - Making everything from scratch since 1950

Liliha Bakery - Making everything from scratch since 1950

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 7/11/2018 to Best of Hawaii
Liliha Bakery’s Sweet Success! Their famous pastries and Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee make an ono-licious pair!
Honoring the U.S. Military with Hawaii’s Memorial Day 2018 Events

Honoring the U.S. Military with Hawaii’s Memorial Day 2018 Events

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 5/17/2018 to Hawaii Holidays
Honoring the U.S. Military with Hawaii’s Memorial Day 2018 Events. Five ways Hawaii salutes our Armed Forces heroes on Memorial Day Weekend
Oahu’s Spring and Easter Celebrations!

Oahu’s Spring and Easter Celebrations!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 3/22/2018 to Hawaii Holidays
Easter & Prince Kuhio Day Blend Reverence & Traditions. Late March and early April are packed with action throughout the Hawaiian Islands. But it’s especially hopping on Oahu, with Prince Kuhio Day on March 26 and Easter Sunday.
Hawaii's most famous film location

Hawaii's most famous film location

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 12/14/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Hundreds of locations around the islands have been featured in films but one of the most popular locations is the 4,000-acre, private nature reserve called Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu.
Hawaii's Haunted Plantation 2017

Hawaii's Haunted Plantation 2017

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 10/18/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Believe it or not... The peaceful island of Oahu is home to one of the scariest Halloween attractions in the entire country. This year they'll be doing CLOWNS as one of the main themes. And it looks absolutely terrifying!
Happy 4th of July from Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Company!

Happy 4th of July from Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Company!

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/30/2017 to Best of Hawaii
The fireworks display at Ala Moana Beach Park is consistently rated one of the top 25 shows in the country. Here is everything you need to know about this local tradition.
Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi

Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 6/22/2017 to Best of Hawaii
Tucked away in the outdoor foodcourt of the Ka Makana Ali’I Shopping center is Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi. It may be hard to miss but if you follow the smell of something fried and sweet, you will find it for sure!
Top 7 Memorial Day Activities & Events on Oahu

Top 7 Memorial Day Activities & Events on Oahu

Posted by Hawaiian Isles on 5/25/2017 to Best of Hawaii
In Hawaii, Memorial Day is a holiday with rich history and meaning. It's so much more than a long weekend. It's a special day that provides both locals and visitors a plethora of opportunities to learn, honor, and pay remembrance.