OAHU, HAWAII
The most underrated island in my option, this guide will show you all magical spots vacationers often miss.
23 Places • ago
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I lived on Oahu for 4 1/2 years spending every second of my free time exploring what this wonderful island has to offer. This place has a special place in my heart and I can’t wait for you to experience it’s magic!

Because it is so famous- we’ll start with Waikiki…

Surfing here is a must.

Shopping fanatics, this is your place.

Food/restaurants, I got you covered!

FOOD~

Duke's Waikiki
@britneylargent
Great beach front ambience, wonderful for a drink or last night in town.
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Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki
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The BEST veggie burgers.
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Honolulu Cookie Company
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FREE COOKIE SAMPLES
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Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store
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Make reservation & try to request the sand bar updatirs. Fantastic live music.
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Cinnamon's at the 'Ilikai
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Guava pancakes with coconut syrup ?! A MUST HAVE.
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Cream Pot
@britneylargent
The cutest little place for breakfast. Try the soufflé pancakes.
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Surfing~

Look up a restaurant called La Curacacha in Waikiki on Google Maps. The restaurant is closed permanently but there used to be an awesome surf rental shop below it with the best deals in town. Rent a board for the whole day and you’re walking distance from the shop to one of the most famous surf breaks in the world!

Nearby Hikes~

Mānoa Falls Trail
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Can get crowded. Go early.
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Diamond Head Crater Trailhead
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Stop at Da Cove on your way there or back for the best açaí bowls!
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Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail
@britneylargent
15-20 min drive from Waikiki. Hard hike but one of my favorites for views of both sides of the island. Lots of stairs going up— be prepared (:
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Kaʻau Crater Trail
@britneylargent
Arguably one of my favorite hikes on the island. You get a mix of everything— ridge line, insane views, 3 waterfalls, and a look down into a crater. HARD and will take you roughly 5 hours but worth it if you have the day.
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The North Shore

Quite possibly my favorite place in the world.

Hikes & Beaches

Sunset Beach Park
@britneylargent
My personal favorite beach.
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Waimea Bay
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Jump off the rock or play in the waves!
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Banzai Pipeline
@britneylargent
If it’s winter, the surf will most likely be HUGE (I’m talking 20ft some days). Come here planning not to swim but watch the most insane waves and potentially even a WSL surf competition. If it’s summer, odds are it’s just more mellow!
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Sharks Cove
@britneylargent
Touristy place for snorkeling.
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Waimea Falls
@britneylargent
You have to pay to get in but there’s a lovely walk through a botanical garden to get to the falls and you might even see peacocks!
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Sunset Beach Elementary School
@britneylargent
Park here and follow the easily noticeable trail up the ridge for the famous “peace sign hike” that looks over the North Shore. Hike is relatively easy and should only take about 25-30 min up.
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North Shore Food~

Foodland Pupukea
@britneylargent
A must for snacks. Pick up musubis, haupia (coconut pudding), and FOR SURE the poke here !!!
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Food Truck Parking Lot
@britneylargent
Garlic shrimp! Shaved ice! Food trucks are always a great idea.
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Haleʻiwa Bowls
@britneylargent
Grab an açaí bowl and also do some shopping in town.
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Ted's Bakery
@britneylargent
Pie that’s to die for.
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The Beet Box Cafe
@britneylargent
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Ted's Bakery
@britneylargent
Pie that’s to die for.
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Coffee Gallery
@britneylargent
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OAHU, HAWAII
The most underrated island in my option, this guide will show you all magical spots vacationers often miss.
23 Places • ago
Free

I lived on Oahu for 4 1/2 years spending every second of my free time exploring what this wonderful island has to offer. This place has a special place in my heart and I can’t wait for you to experience it’s magic!

Because it is so famous- we’ll start with Waikiki…

Surfing here is a must.

Shopping fanatics, this is your place.

Food/restaurants, I got you covered!

FOOD~

Duke's Waikiki
@britneylargent
Great beach front ambience, wonderful for a drink or last night in town.
Add to
Details
Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki
@britneylargent
The BEST veggie burgers.
Add to
Details
Honolulu Cookie Company
@britneylargent
FREE COOKIE SAMPLES
Add to
Details
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store
@britneylargent
Make reservation & try to request the sand bar updatirs. Fantastic live music.
Add to
Details
Cinnamon's at the 'Ilikai
@britneylargent
Guava pancakes with coconut syrup ?! A MUST HAVE.
Add to
Details
Cream Pot
@britneylargent
The cutest little place for breakfast. Try the soufflé pancakes.
Add to
Details

Surfing~

Look up a restaurant called La Curacacha in Waikiki on Google Maps. The restaurant is closed permanently but there used to be an awesome surf rental shop below it with the best deals in town. Rent a board for the whole day and you’re walking distance from the shop to one of the most famous surf breaks in the world!

Nearby Hikes~

Mānoa Falls Trail
@britneylargent
Can get crowded. Go early.
Add to
Details
Diamond Head Crater Trailhead
@britneylargent
Stop at Da Cove on your way there or back for the best açaí bowls!
Add to
Details
Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail
@britneylargent
15-20 min drive from Waikiki. Hard hike but one of my favorites for views of both sides of the island. Lots of stairs going up— be prepared (:
Add to
Details

Kaʻau Crater Trail
@britneylargent
Arguably one of my favorite hikes on the island. You get a mix of everything— ridge line, insane views, 3 waterfalls, and a look down into a crater. HARD and will take you roughly 5 hours but worth it if you have the day.
Add to
Details

The North Shore

Quite possibly my favorite place in the world.

Hikes & Beaches

Sunset Beach Park
@britneylargent
My personal favorite beach.
Add to
Details
Waimea Bay
@britneylargent
Jump off the rock or play in the waves!
Add to
Details
Banzai Pipeline
@britneylargent
If it’s winter, the surf will most likely be HUGE (I’m talking 20ft some days). Come here planning not to swim but watch the most insane waves and potentially even a WSL surf competition. If it’s summer, odds are it’s just more mellow!
Add to
Details
Sharks Cove
@britneylargent
Touristy place for snorkeling.
Add to
Details
Waimea Falls
@britneylargent
You have to pay to get in but there’s a lovely walk through a botanical garden to get to the falls and you might even see peacocks!
Add to
Details
Sunset Beach Elementary School
@britneylargent
Park here and follow the easily noticeable trail up the ridge for the famous “peace sign hike” that looks over the North Shore. Hike is relatively easy and should only take about 25-30 min up.
Add to
Details

North Shore Food~

Foodland Pupukea
@britneylargent
A must for snacks. Pick up musubis, haupia (coconut pudding), and FOR SURE the poke here !!!
Add to
Details
Food Truck Parking Lot
@britneylargent
Garlic shrimp! Shaved ice! Food trucks are always a great idea.
Add to
Details
Haleʻiwa Bowls
@britneylargent
Grab an açaí bowl and also do some shopping in town.
Add to
Details
Ted's Bakery
@britneylargent
Pie that’s to die for.
Add to
Details
The Beet Box Cafe
@britneylargent
Add to
Details
Ted's Bakery
@britneylargent
Pie that’s to die for.
Add to
Details
Coffee Gallery
@britneylargent
Add to
Details
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