Hey guys! We just got back from a 6 day trip to Paradise, and we wanted to share with you how to maximize your next vacation to Hawaii! These were some of the things we did while on our trip, and we would encourage you to check them out if you’re traveling to the beautiful Hawaiian islands in the near future!
We broke it into different days to help maximize your time. So we did all of our East Coast Adventures on the same day and hit up Waikiki stuff on a different day. We split the North Shore and Waimea up into 2 days even though they are in the same general area. There was just so much to do, we couldn’t possibly allow only 1 day for that!
Waikiki Beach + Diamond Head + International Marketplace
Honolulu, being the capital of Hawaii, is a major tourist city. That being said, you can probably eat or shop at any of the major national chains that you would find in any of the other States. But…. why??? Go local instead.
Waimea Falls + Waimea Bay & Beach + Sunset Beach
East Coast Day:
Sandy Beach + Lanikai Beach & Lookout + Hanauma Bay
The Famous Turtles + Haleiwa
All the Eats
These are some of the different restaurants we checked out during our trip. The food is incredible, especially if you like seafood and/or sushi! Also, smoothies and fresh fruit juices are a MUST when vacationing in Hawaii!
Unpictured Dinner Spots: PF Changs, Herringbone, and Kona Grill
Unpictured Lunch Spot: Buzz’s Grill (East Coast)
Kua Aina Sandwich Shop: the Hubs’ family goes here every time they hit up the North Shore, so it was kind of like tradition!
Waikiki Food Trucks: This was my first ever food truck experience… Yes, I know, I’m really late to the game here… But it was worth the wait! These were fantastic!
Glace Gelato is honestly comparable to Venice Gelato…. We may have gone there a few times while on our trip!
Eggs n Things is where it’s at for brunch! We ate here 4 times.
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
We have stayed in a few other hotels while visiting in Hawaii, and I must say, this was one of the best experiences we’ve had here! The customer service truly does not compare to anywhere else. The rooms were great, and the views were phenomenal! (but then again… it’s Hawaii…. aren’t all the views spectacular?!)
And last but absolutely never least…. I have to admit that I would be lost without some essential September & Co. pieces for my beach wardrobe. Even in the Fall and Winter months, they come in clutch with a few getaway pieces like this adorable blue romper! It was perfect to throw on over a swimsuit when heading to the beach. And ya’ll…. I am super picky over my rompers. They usually tug and pull in all the wrong places, but this one is not like that at all. They have a few more in black available here! Such an essential piece for your vacation wardrobe!
So, that’s it! Our trip to Hawaii all summed up! If you are heading that way soon, we would love to follow your journey and “like” all of your pics on social media! It truly is like a piece of heaven all wrapped up into a few islands out in the Pacific. *sigh* Can we go back already?
– the Wife