February 17, 2011

Hawaii Vacation - Beat the Boredom and Hit The Streets

One of the problems with going on vacation is that the days are so filled that you don't have any time to rest and recharge your batteries. This is usually the case for those who head to the islands of Hawaii. Hawaii's tourists often spend so much time soaking up sun that they wear themselves out! The best way to combat this problem without throwing away a day in paradise by staying in your hotel is to take a a look around.

One exceptional spot is located near popular Waikiki is the ten-mile hike up Mount Tantalus. This is a drive you'll want to take slowly so that you don't miss any of the scenery. If you travel too quickly, you will miss the many pull offs that give you a chance to enjoy the breathtaking views of the island. Do not be surprised if you get caught in a quick tropical storm and witness a rainbow emerge from the rain! Almost at the top of the mountain, you'll find Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park, which gives you a panoramic view of Oahu, including popular locations like Diamond Head and Waikiki. Enter the highway through the town of Wahiawa, and head towards the North Shore. You will pass the famous Dole Plantation, so be sure to roll down the windows to enjoy the smell of fresh pineapple fields. To the left you will see towering mountains while the turquoise ocean will be on the right. As you continue your drive, you will find that you are driving right along the Pacific Ocean. The water is so close that you can literally touch it from your car!

A trip down Interstate H-3 in Oahu is something you should not miss. There is even a tunnel through the heart of the mountain!

http://www.oahuoceanactivities.com/diamond-head.jpg

For a shorter drive, go to the eastern end of the island, and drive from Waikiki to Hanauma Bay. This drive will start at Kalakaua Avenue and head towards Kapiolani Park. When you are finished at the park, head to Diamond Head, where you will enjoy the view from Diamond Head Beach. Continue following the road through the richest neighborhoods of Oahu. Taking a drive is one of the best ways to relax on your Hawaiian vacation.

16 comments:

  1. Beach looks nice.

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  2. haha i didn't think people would get burnt out in hawaii. i still need to go there :/ looks so beautiful

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  3. I'm planning a trip sometime this year. Maybe I'll hit this part up when I get the chance.

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  4. man i wish i could just lay there and close my eyes and forget about everything for like a week or something, now on topic, ill check it out whenever i have the chance to go there

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  5. If I ever go to Hawaii, I'm just gunna lie back on the beach with a masseuse and a hot chick feeding me grapes.

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  6. First! Aha :P

    I could only imagine how beautiful a hike like that would be. Tropical storm or not, it would definitely be an endeavour worth your wild.

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  7. a interstate that drives through a mountain? did i read that write? thats pretty awesome.

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  8. Sounds beautiful man, absolutely stunning, keep the reviews coming, the way you describe these locations makes me almost feel like I am right there.

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  9. Another interesting post! I was thinking of visiting Diamond Head Beach myself @ Oahu.

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  10. Oh wow, I really wanna visit hawaii now

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  11. A wonderful view. Some day I woild definitely visit the islands.

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  12. yeah man vacations are supposed to be times were you can relax, instead I get even more tired

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  13. Wow, such beautiful surroundings. I'd love to make enough to live in Hawaii later in life. ah that'd be great.

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  14. Did you know that hawaii is the leading consumer of spam (the meat, not the internet) worldwide?

    True story.

    Also I want to go there and check out the volcanoes.

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