More people visit the island of Oʻahu each year than any other island in Hawaii. Unfortunately many spend their entire vacation in Waikiki, rarely leaving the area bordered on the east by Diamond Head and on the west by Pearl Harbor. Oʻahu has so much more to offer ranging from the pineapple fields of Central Oʻahu to the high surf of the North Shore to the beautiful beaches of Windward Oʻahu.
Continuing in the fine tradition of their books on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui, Andrew Doughty and Harriett Friedman have produced what soon may be considered the definitive guidebook on Oahu. With excellent maps, pinpoint driving directions and honest evaluations of activities, dining and lodgings, this book is a must for visitors to Oahu.
An all-in-one adventure guide for independent travelers, Trailblazer covers all of the island's well-known attractions, plus the hidden spots that most visitors miss. Included are both nature's wonders and wild places, along with Oahu's wealth of museums, aquariums, historic sites, unique gift shops, outdoor markets, and developed parklands. The book covers 114 hikes and strolls: waterfalls, botanical gardens, ancient sites, ridgetops, stream valleys, rain forests, and miles of beach hikes, plus city strolls in Honolulu, Chinatown, Waikiki, the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, and Haleiwa on the North Shore.
This comprehensive guide to the "special" restaurants and dining spots on the Island of Oahu is an essential for food enthusiasts, travel adventurers, and culinary vagabonds. Inside the authors take us on a tour of over 190 establishments ranging from posh formal dining venues to hole-in-the-walls. Each member of this personal A list gets a full page write-up loaded with information designed to empower the reader. Rounding things out enhancements appear covering interests like "Family Friendly" and "Old Haunts" with cultural background provided by "Island Cuisines" and "Hawaii Glossaries" Together this data rich collection covers the Oahu dining scene like nothing has ever done before.
Taking over the helm of this excellent series from the late J.D. Bisignani, Robert Nilsen has written an excellent guide to the island of Oahu, in the fine tradition of Moon Handbooks. Whether you're interested in beaches, diving, hiking, paddling, and camping, or the history, people, culture, customs, and art of Oahu, this book is a must read.
Whether you are traveling first class or on a limited budget, this Eyewitness Top 10 guide will lead you straight to the very best Honolulu has to offer. Dozens of top 10 lists - from the top 10 beaches to the best places for Hawaiian and Pacific Rim cuisine - provide the insider knowledge no visitor should be without. Includes hundreds of color photographs that really give you a flavour of the place, plus detailed maps.
Published by the University of Hawaii Press, this fine book guides you to twenty-six of Oʻahu's best snorkeling and diving sites that will enrich and enhance your underwater adventures. Detailed driving directions to each location are included as well as helpful maps showing onshore facilities and many offshore features you'll want to explore.
Unwilling to settle for chain hotels and standard tourist restaurants, veteran travel writer Ray Riegert seeks out unique inns, restaurants, and local spots that reflect the spirit of Hawaii. The author offers suggestions for after-sundown fun at over 30 nightclubs and 11 authentic Hawaiian music revues. He tells where to find the best beaches: 30 in all, including 21 with surfing, 18 with snorkeling, and 14 with camping. Also featured are recommendations for a variety of dining choices.