Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu helicopter ride

Posted: December 14th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Rhonda Dillon for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. She took this photo of Waikiki Beach while she enjoyed a helicopter tour on Oahu.

If you are considering a helicopter tour on your Oahu vacation, check out our list of Oahu helicopter tour options.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news: December 11, 2018

Posted: December 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

* The strike that affected service at the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui is over.

* The cascading pools of Oheo in the Kipahulu district of Haleakala National Park have reopened, though park officials caution people about swimming there.

* Hawaiian Airlines announced an expanded Boston codeshare agreement with JetBlue. This codeshare can make booking and connections easier when Hawaiian begins their new non-stop flight from Boston...
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Aloha Friday Photo: “Black tears”

Posted: December 7th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Toni McIntire from Tampa, Florida for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Toni’s photo shows a circle of oil that has seeped from the sunken USS Arizona at the memorial. Drop by drop, oil has slowly leaked from the USS Arizona since the 1940s.

With today being Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Toni’s photo is the perfect one to share — to remember and honor the many men and women who lost their lives on...
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Hawaii Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events 2018

Posted: December 4th, 2018 | Comments Off

We know many readers have been waiting for our popular lists of holiday activities in Hawaii for the coming season. We’ve been hard at work on those guides which are now ready for use! Here they are:

Christmas in Hawaii

Waikiki/Honolulu Christmas

Maui Christmas

New Year’s Eve in Hawaii

Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s Eve

Maui New Year’s Eve

Kauai New Year’s Eve

Big Island New Year’s Eve

We recommend you book your plans as...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset in Kihei Maui

Posted: November 30th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Lisa Seyfried of Nelson, British Columbia for this Aloha Friday Photo of a sunset from Kihei, Maui. Isn’t it beautiful how the sunset colors are reflecting on the wet sand?!

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Oahu’s Haleiwa – the shave ice capital of Hawaii

Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Comments Off

Shave ice with coconut, passion fruit and cotton candy flavors and “snow capped” (topped) with sweetened condensed milk.

The charming town of Haleiwa is known for its plantation town history, surfing and shave ice. This North Shore Oahu town has more places to purchase shave ice than anywhere else we know of in Hawaii. So, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy this refreshing treat, then navigate your way to Haleiwa!

With multiple options, where do...
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Aloha Black Friday Photo & Hawaii Travel Deals

Posted: November 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Darlene Czarcinski for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. She took this photo at night while visiting Oahu.

Night photos can be difficult to capture due to the lack of lighting. Though this nighttime photo is a little blurred, it almost looks like it’s a painting created with broad brushstrokes.

We’re combining Aloha Friday Photos with today’s Black Friday Hawaii travel deals. Though we’ve seen a number of deals, after testing, the following are really worth considering.

Hawaii Travel Black Friday...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 20th, 2018 | Comments Off

 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in America this week, it gives us the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to the loyal readers and friends of Go Visit Hawaii! Together, we have explored the Hawaiian Islands while making the most of our time, learning the culture and saving money.

If you are visiting (or dreaming about visiting) Waikiki for Thanksgiving, check out our Waikiki Thanksgiving guide for dining suggestions and special things to do over the holiday weekend

P.S. If you are...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Ala Wai Boat Harbor

Posted: November 16th, 2018 | Comments Off

Mahalo to Fred Ramos for sharing this Aloha Friday Photo. This peaceful water scene was taken at Ala Wai Harbor on the northwestern end of Waikiki.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Hawaii vacation news: November 12, 2018

Posted: November 12th, 2018 | Comments Off

* Hotel workers at five Hawaii hotels are on strike. We had hoped this strike would be short-lived as many in the past have been, however this one is now five-weeks long. Some visitors have not had pleasant experiences during this strike and initiated a class-action lawsuit. For updates on this strike, check local news sites like Hawaii News Now, the Star Advertiser and Pacific Business News. You...
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