Located on Oahu’s North Shore, Haleiwa is the town that surfing built. Haleiwa has become a cultural hub, home to restaurants, food trucks, boutiques, art galleries, and, of course, surf shops. Surfers from all over the world flock to the Banzai Pipeline as well as events like the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. While you may not be a world-class surfer, there’s plenty to do in historic Haleiwa town. Beaches The North Shore is known for beaches including Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, Laniakea Beach, Haleiwa Beach Park, and more. Haleiwa Beach Park [...]
While not as well known as Waikiki or the North Shore, Oahu’s southeast and east (Windward) shore beaches are worth exploring. Windward means the eastern side of the island as wind blows east to west on Hawaii. The area also receives more rainfall than other parts of Oahu, creating lusher, greener views.
Hawaii is a state that is filled with history. From when King Kamehameha the Great unified all the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 to when the Hawaiian monarchy ended in 1893. From Polynesians arriving in Hawaii 1500 years ago to immigrants from Japan, China, Korea, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Russia and the Philippines coming to work on the plantations, Hawaii has such a unique combination of cultures. All of this is seen and felt in the historic sites all around Oahu.
While Hawaii is always fun, it’s not always inexpensive. However, there are lots of free things to do throughout Oahu if you know where to look. From beautiful beaches to spectacular hikes, we can help you make the most of your trip… and your dollar. Here are a few of our favorite things to do that won’t break your budget: