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Oahu is a place for all people to slow down, relax, decompress. There are numerous things to do on the island. Tastes from around the world to enjoy, and golf as well as shopping. Sitting on a rock under a palm tree in North Shore and watching the big surf is something you cannot do in Cleveland.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

9 Places

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9 Places

Tai Pan Dim Sum

Restaurants

Blimpie

Restaurants

Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel

Hotels

Lucky Belly

Restaurants

Aloha Salads

Restaurants

Waikiki Beach

Beaches

Honolulu Harbor

Historic Sites

Frank S's City Tips

  • Breathe, slow down, get in the slow lane of life. You live in the fast lane back home.
  • Breakfast can be had at Zippy's, sort of a Denny's type restaurant. Save your appetite for Huli Huli chicken. Let this be an adventure, not a regimented time table.
  • Take pictures with your smartphone, and you wont have to carry that monster camera.
  • Select an inexpensive, smaller rent-a-car. You will have to park in limited smaller parking places. Easier to get around in a small car.
  • Select a good hotel, such as the Aston- next to China town. Even one of the "Outriggers" or Best Western Plaza is fine, you will be out and about most of the day.
  • Tai Pan Dim Sum
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    Frank S Says:

    Excellent dim sum and Chinese dishes. Friendly atmosphere, great spot for locals.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • After your meal, walk old Honolulu. Park in Hi rise parking lots and get yor tickey validated.
    From the community
    Ranked #975 of 3,034 restaurants in Oahu
    • Great experience 12/07/2019
    • Love the food and the service for ten years and counting 31/03/2019
    • Tai Pan Dim Sum
    Address:
    100 N Beretania St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
    Phone:
    +1 808-599-8899
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Blimpie
    Restaurants
    Frank S Says:

    Great sandwiches, about $7 - $10 each. Take your sandwich to the end of Lagoon Drive and watch the big planes take off. There is limited seating at Blimpies.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Blimpy's Best is the BEST sandwich
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2,507 of 3,034 restaurants in Oahu
    • Oh Man This is GOOD! 11/03/2018
    • Blimpie
    Address:
    1001 Bishop St
    #103
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-3429
    Phone:
    +1 808-525-7827
    Other:
  • Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
    Hotels
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    Frank S Says:

    Luxury at a fair price. Living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. There are cheaper hotels, but you are only here for a week. Enjoy yourself. Parking is extra $. Beach Bum Cafe at base of hotel. This is REAL coffee, sit and enjoy a cup. Owner is great to talk to and can give you some good tips.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Negotiate for price when making reservation. Any room, any floor. Look through travel package through a travel agent. 6 elevators, drug store and convenience store very close.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 91 Hotels in Honolulu
    • DO NOT RESERVE A STAY UNTIL AFTER COVID ZERO CANCELLATION POLICY! 29/11/2020
    • Great Location for Downtown 17/03/2020
    • Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
    Address:
    1088 Bishop St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-3141
  • Lucky Belly
    Restaurants (Asian)
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    Frank S Says:

    The finest soups and dishes. Combination of French and Viet Namese. You ARE going to like this.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Look over the menu and order.
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 3,034 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • My son’s Kobe bday pre birthday dinner. 23/02/2021
    • Good for your belly 15/02/2020
    • Lucky Belly
    Address:
    50 N Hotel St
    Smith Street
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5102
    Phone:
    +1 808-531-1888
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Aloha Salads
    Restaurants (American, Healthy, Hawaiian)
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    Frank S Says:

    Very fresh salads from produce grown on the islands. Shear pleasure. Close at 5PM.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Spinach, strawberries, walnuts, cherry tomato's, raspberry vinagret
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,937 of 3,034 restaurants in Oahu
    • No salad dressing? Bad attitude 30/01/2020
    • Healthy Lunch in Downtown Honolulu 05/03/2018
    • Aloha Salads
    Address:
    1102 Bishop St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2836
    Phone:
    +1 808-534-0000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Waikiki Beach
    Beaches
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    Frank S Says:

    Walking, people watching, shopping, getting a tan, more shopping, high end stores- Prada, Coach, Macy's, International Market, enjoy this one.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Keep your money secure.
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 315 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beach 01/03/2021
    • Beautiful 28/02/2021
    • Waikiki Beach
    Address:
    Kalakaua Avenuue
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    Other:
  • Honolulu Harbor
    Historic Sites
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    Frank S Says:

    Peaceful, quiet. Enjoy a cold beer, or soft drink here. Listen to the sounds of the city.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walk, sit, relax. Watch the yacht people polish their boats, and be glad you don't have one.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 315 things to do in Honolulu
    • Great harbor views from historic Aloha Tower 30/08/2019
    • Always something to see.. 05/06/2019
    • Honolulu Harbor
    Address:
    Honolulu Waterfront
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
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