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Hawaii Bucket List


  Take surfing lessons — May 13 (I stood up and everything!)

  Snorkel at Shark’s Cove — May 13 (snorkel is my new favorite activity!)

  Snorkel at Hanauma Bay — May 20 (check out my post with video here!)

  Picnic and Polo on the North Shore

  Tour Kualoa Ranch on either horseback or ATV

  Kayak to Mokoli’I Island (Chinaman’s Hat)

  Go to a luau

  Get SCUBA certified


  Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona

  Pearl Harbor/USS Missouri — May 6 

  Visit Hanauma Bay — May 7 (need to come back to snorkel!)

  Tour (?) the Dole Plantation

  Drive to the Pali Lookout

  Polynesian Cultural Center

  See a concert at Waikiki Shell

  Visit the Byodo-In Temple — May 12 (click here to read my blog post!)

  Visit ‘Iolani Palace


  Diamond Head

  Makapu’u Lighthouse

  Makapu’u Tidepools

  Koko Head — May 17 (difficult climb but a gorgeous view!)

  Maunawili Falls Trail

  Lanikai Pillboxes

  Olomana Ridge Trail

  Tripler Ridge Trail


  Waikiki — May 5 (so many restaurants, we’ll be back here a lot)

  Papailoa Beach — May 5 (where turtles can be found – sorry, our secret though!)

  Waimea Bay

  Ko Olina

coffee and tea

  Coffee Gallery

  Morning Brew

  Island Brew

  Tea at Moana Surfrider

food and drinks

  Kona Brewing Company (Drinks) — May 7 (yummy beer selection and good food!)

  Amuse Wine Bar (Drinks) — May 19 (this is our new fav… perfect for wine lovers!)

  Il Buco (Drinks / Dinner)

  Orchids Restaurant (Breakfast / Brunch)

  Boot’s and Kimo’s (Breakfast / Brunch)

  Cinnamon’s (Breakfast / Brunch)

  Leonards (Breakfast / Brunch)

  Haleiwa Shrimp Trucks (Lunch)

  Dean’s Drive Inn (Lunch)

  Kalapawai Deli (Lunch)

  Big Kahuna (Lunch)

  The Shack (Lunch)

  Side Street Inn (Dinner)

  Dukes (Dinner) — May 5 (best. fish. ever.)

  Roy’s (Dinner)

  Alan Wong’s Restaurant (Dinner)

  Casablanca (Dinner)

military specific

  Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base

  Hickam Harbor

  Barbers Point

  Bellow Air Force Station / Waimanalo

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