Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions

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What could be better than Fourth of July in Hawaii? Once you’ve had the chance to live the experience, we think you’ll be able to answer, “Not much.” America’s newest state has plenty of Independence Day pride, and as the natives are known for their laid back lifestyle, you can imagine that celebrations would ensue. Plus, fireworks add to the already picturesque landscape and Oahu attractions that draw so many visitors. If you’re on the Island of Oahu, known as “the Gathering Place,” you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see 4th of July Fireworks no matter where you are. Take a look at some of the top fireworks extravaganzas on Oahu and decide where you’ll celebrate take your family or friends for the Fourth. Aloha Tower Marketplace Aloha Tower in downtown … [Read more...]

Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions

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Independence Day is celebrated in the fiftieth U.S. state, Hawaii, the same way it is on the mainland and there are certainly a number of Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions that will be open for business in about a week’s time. The Go Oahu Card Attractions Pass will get you into some of the fun, but there are a number of alternate things that you may want to consider doing if you will be in Oahu on July 4th. For a family-friendly Independence Day celebration, head to the Turtle Bay Resort for a day of prize giveaways, live music and fireworks. There will be a number of different food booths at the event and groups like Cultural Nation, Crimson Apple and Kapena are all scheduled to perform before the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Best of all, the event is free and open to the … [Read more...]

Oahu Summer Discounts

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Oahu is full of exciting events throughout the year, but the summer may be the best time of all to visit. The third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to some of the biggest summer discounts in the entire state. In addition to the savings that are offered by the Go Oahu Card Attractions Pass, there are a few other ways to save cash during a visit to Hawaii. Instead of spending money on taxis or renting an expensive car, get around in Oahu on the aptly named public transportation system, TheBus. Fares are just $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for kids. If you are going to be staying for an extended period, four-day and monthly passes are available. Use TheBus to get as close as you can to wherever you want to go and then walk the rest of the way. It’s a great way to get … [Read more...]

Germaine’s Luau: A Hawaiian Tradition

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As the sun sets over Oahu’s Leeward Coast, a slight breeze ripples through palms silhouetted against the ocean. When you hear the sounding of the conch shell, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a native Hawaiian festival – where food, music, dance, and drink cultivate a feeling of ohana (family) you can’t get anywhere else. What is this majestic place? Welcome to Germaine’s Luau, a Hawaiian institution that has been bringing native island culture to visitors for more than 40 years. With your Go Oahu Card attractions pass in your pocket, you’ll be greeted with a traditional shell lei and an enthusiastic “aloha” from your hosts. Germaine’s Luau has been featured on television shows like ABC’s Good Morning America and has been called the best luau in America. … [Read more...]

US Summer Attraction Discounts

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If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about the costs accrued through actually doing things and enjoying the adventure. This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy to get the best attraction discounts when you know where to look. No matter where you are in the country, city attractions passes will conveniently save you money on admission prices. Keep reading to discover my favorite attractions in the Northeast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida. The Northeast As a New Englander, I know there’s no better time to enjoy the Northeast United States than … [Read more...]

Oahu Attractions List

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A Hawaiian vacation to the island of Oahu is every bit as wonderful as it sounds, complete with some of the best beaches in the world, lush tropical scenery, and cultural and historical attractions. Oahu attractions are some of the best in the country and cover a wide range of interests. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, you'll find plenty of things to do in Oahu. If you're not familiar with all of Oahu's top attractions and tours, take a look at the 36 attractions available on an Oahu attractions pass.   Oahu Attractions List Polynesian Cultural Center Makani Catamaran USS Bowfin Museum Sea Life Park Paddle Boarding Oahu Snorkel Oahu North Shore Oahu Kayak Rental Battleship Missouri Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Oahu Island Tour USS Arizona … [Read more...]

Awesome Free things to do in Oahu

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If you and your family make it all the way out to Hawaii, it is probably going to be at least a little bit expensive (unless you have your own plane). Once you get to the island, immediately start making up for the cost of the trip by going to some of the obviously awesome Free things to do in Oahu. In addition to all of the free things that Oahu has to offer, Smart Destinations has partnered with other top travel companies to bring you exclusive Oahu Travel Deals. Learn about Oahu discount attraction passes and travel deals! Punch In at the Punch Bowl Dubbed the “Punchbowl” because of its unique location inside a (dormant) volcanic crater, the National Cemetery of the Pacific is definitely worthy of a visit. It might seem a little bit morbid to visit a cemetery when you are … [Read more...]