Hawaii Travel Guide - 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu
Hawaii Travel Guide - 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu Matt's Travel Tips
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 Published On Sep 14, 2018

One of the most spectacularly beautiful places on Earth. Known as the “Gathering Place,” join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, and what to eat on the incredible island of Oahu.

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Hotels:
-Coconut Waikiki
-Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
-Waikiki Boutique Hostel

Food:
Below are some of my personal favorite places…all highly recommended, but I left off a few places…there is so much good food on Oahu. Best bet is to ask the locals…they know best:)

ONE FANTASTIC RESTAURANT that didn’t make the video, but is absolutely delicious is Marukame Udon Noodles in Waikiki. I only didn’t include it, because it’s already so well known. Also Dat Cajun Guy in Hale’iwa is another excellent spot that didn’t make the video.

Featured Places to Eat:
-Leonard’s Bakery
https://www.leonardshawaii.com/home/
-Helena’s Hawaiian Foods
https://www.helenashawaiianfood.com/index.html
-Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
http://giovannisshrimptruck.com/
-Kono’s
http://www.konosnorthshore.com/
-The Pig & The Lady
https://thepigandthelady.com/
-Diamond Head Market & Grill
http://www.diamondheadmarket.com/
-Ahi Assassins
https://www.ahiassassins.com/
-Ono Seafood
(No website that I could find. Open 9AM-6PM, Closed Sunday & Monday)
-Maguro Bros.
(No website that I could find. Open 9AM-3PM, Closed Sunday)
-Matsumoto’s Shave Ice
http://matsumotoshaveice.com/
-Kokonuts Shave Ice
http://kokomarinacenter.com/merchant/KokonutsShaveIceSnacks
-Waiola Shave Ice
http://www.waiolashaveice.com/

BEACHES:-Waimanalo Bay (Windward Side)
-Lanikai Beach (Windward Side)
-Kahana Bay Beach Park (Windward Side)
-Waimea Bay (North Shore)
-Sunset Beach (North Shore)
-Makapu’u Beach (Southeastern Oahu)
-Ala Moana Beach (Honolulu)
-Waikiki (Honolulu)
-Halona Beach (Near the Halona Blowhole)
-Haunama Bay (Southeastern Oahu)

THINGS TO DO:
-Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Hours: Sun 6:30AM-3PM, Wed&Sat 8AM-3PM)
http://alohastadiumswapmeet.net/content/home.aspx
-Haunama Bay
https://hanaumabaystatepark.com/
-Scuba Diving (Reef Pirates Diving)
http://www.reefpirates.com/

-Go on a Hike
(Hikes Featured: Diamond Head Crater Hike, Makapu’u Lighthouse Point Hike, Lanikai Pill Box Hike, Koko Head Crater Railway Trail)
-Halona Blowhole
https://www.hawaii.com/oahu/attractions/halona-blowhole-beach-cove/
-Waimea Valley & Falls
https://www.waimeavalley.net/
-Rent a Car and Explore the Islands
Don’t Miss:
Kailua (Especially the Farmer’s Market outside Whole Foods every Thursday evening)
Kāneʻohe (Especially the Botanical Gardens and the Valley of the Temples
Kualoa Ranch
https://www.kualoa.com/
Kayaking out to Mokili’i Island
Kahuku Land Farms (ESPECIALLY THEIR PAPAYA)
Hale’iwa
Chinatown

-Lastly…explore Waikiki

NOT MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:
The Bishop Museum is a very cool museum in Honolulu

MY EQUIPMENT:
Camera: Panasonic GH5 (w/ Metabones Speedbooster adapter, and an XLR shoe mount for my lav mic)
Lenses: Panasonic Lumix 12-35 2.8, Panasonic Lumix 35-100 2.8, Sigma Art Lens 18-35 1.8
Gimbal: Zhiyun Crane 2
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