Oahu Attraction Tips

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If you live in Oahu, you know and, if you’re planning to visit, you’ll find out. The traffic in Waikiki is a nightmare. In fact, it commonly ranks among the worst in the nation. While we can’t give you a police escort through the city while you’re sightseeing, we can offer advice to help you beat the traffic, or at least avoid it as much as possible.  Use these tips to build your very own Oahu Pass that won’t leave you sitting behind the wheel in traffic. One obvious piece of advice would be to avoid rush hour. You can do this by getting to where you need to go between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Of course, you won’t be guaranteed to avoid traffic, but you’ll increase your chances dramatically. Alternatively, if you want to get around at a time that you know there’ll be traffic, we suggest you rent a bike. It’s a great way to get around and enjoy Hawaii’s terrific … [Read more...]

20th Annual Honolulu Festival

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Every March, the Islands of Hawaii come together for crafts, dancing, art demonstrations, educational programs, parades and games in a colorful three-day celebration of culture and harmony on Oahu. This festival is known as the Honolulu Festival, and it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 on March 7th through 9th. The peace-promoting event fosters understanding and cooperation between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, including representation from countries like Japan, Australia, Tahiti, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, and of course, the United States through Hawaii. Most programming is free to the public, so attending this globally significant event is easy for everyone. A visit to the Honolulu Festival is the perfect addition to any Hawaiian vacation. This year, the schedule includes eight hours of crafts and performances on Saturday and Sunday, featuring gymnastic … [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 supposed to be having fun, but the Punchbowl’s one-of-a-kind setting and peaceful ambience will make … [Read more...]