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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cultural Center
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“It’s the closest luau to Hibiscus Studio. Hukilau Market has lots of cool shops to check out and different places to eat at. If you’ve ever had interest in the Polynesian Culture this is the perfect place to experience. ”
  • 192 locals recommend
Trail
“Diamond Head is a short distance from Polynesian Hostel and offers amazing views of Waikiki and the South Shore of Oahu. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The famous outdoor mall in Honolulu which is the 7th largest outdoor mall in the country. You can spend a day here easily, then take a sunset sail from the yacht harbor across the street.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Best snorkeling (closed tuesdays) Kona brewery for lunch or pack a picnic lunch. ”
  • 192 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful beach. No bathrooms, showers, lifeguards, nor parking lot though.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Museum
“Discover Hawai‘i’s history and living culture, learn about Polynesian wayfinding, and experience the thrill of an erupting volcano—only at Bishop Museum.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Zoo
“Check out early in the morning or later afternoon to avoid getting too hot, its a safari out there! Snack bar offers treat to cool down such as Shave Ice & Dip'n'Dots Ice Cream.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“General Ambience and a good buffet with good prices as well as a regular menu ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“This is the largest mall closest to the location! With an abundance of stores and restaurants, this place is a must for all those shopping lovers!”
  • 128 locals recommend
General Travel
“Great place to spend the day, activities and beach super close. Movie tours, horseback riding, good burgers!!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Park
“One of the best beaches on the island. Lots of water activities, like kayaking, surfing, canoeing...”
  • 93 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“ This still-active naval base is known for the 1941 attack by Japan that brought the U.S. into WWII.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Actually not my favorite, but lots of people love it. It is very close to the cottage, offers fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, plate lunches, salads and more. The layout is awful, you have to wait in line to order while people have to squeeze by you to get into the shop to get their drinks and other items before squeezing back past you to get to the back of the line. Still it is like a right of passage on the North Shore and their malsadas are delicious.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Brewery
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“we have taken the liberty of composing a "to do" list for our guests. many of you ask for places to eat, or adventures to partake in. Our list is by no means compete, we actually also have a guest book in the room where we encourage everyone to add their favourite things that they did while here in Hawaii. We did cover our favourite breakfast spots, restaurants in general and happy hour specials. we also cover some of the bests hikes Oahu has to offer... Beaches and surf spots too, plus a few others. You will find this information along with our wifi password on the Welcome card when you check into your room :)”
  • 78 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Honolulu Museum if Art is an art museum in Honolulu. The museum was founded in 1922 by Anne Rice Cooke. The museum has one of the the largest single collections of Asian and Pan-Pacific art in the United States. Since 1927 its collections have grown to more than 50,000 works of art. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The place to hike for tourists and sightseeing! Beautiful views! Very affordable entrance!”
  • 60 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hawaiian Restaurant
“General Ambience and a good buffet with good prices as well as a regular menu ”
  • 100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Actually not my favorite, but lots of people love it. It is very close to the cottage, offers fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, plate lunches, salads and more. The layout is awful, you have to wait in line to order while people have to squeeze by you to get into the shop to get their drinks and other items before squeezing back past you to get to the back of the line. Still it is like a right of passage on the North Shore and their malsadas are delicious.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in Sheraton Waikiki posh, beachside lounge known for unique cocktails, comfort food & coveted fire pits.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
“Very good food the best Asian Fast food Just around the corner of the building so enjoy your meal .”
  • 65 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great lounge with food in the middle of Waikiki 2270 Kalākaua Ave opens at 5 pm”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“All of the food here is great... but the prime rib after 5PM is incredible! Parking can be a challenge though. 45 minute drive to the North Shore from Ko Olina”
  • 71 locals recommend
Food Truck
“The most famous shrimp truck on the North Shore, originally launched out of a converted bread truck more than 20 years ago. Now that's some staying power. Will it be garlic shrimp today drenched in butter, shrimp scampi, or perhaps we're feeling a little braver and will have the no refunds, hot and spicy shrimp plate!”
  • 39 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Trendy place, Organic food available. Live music on the patio in the afternoons and into the evening.”
  • 69 locals recommend

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