This crater of an extinct volcano got its name when Western explorers mistook calcite crystals they found there for …
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Diamond Head Rd & 18th Ave Honolulu, HI 96816 United States State Parks: +1 808 587 0300
If you make it to the top, you’ll have plenty of gorgeous photographs to prove that you’ve been to Hawaii. The park is open from 6am-6pm and it costs $1 (or $5 a car) to get in; get there early to avoid the crowds.
92-1432 Aliinui Dr Kapolei, HI 96707 United States (808)671-2512
Ko Olina resort- tell gate guard you are going down to the lagoons. On weekends, you MUST go early (before 9 AM) to get a public parking space. Lagoon 4 (by the Marina) has the most parking. Lagoon 2 is the least crowded. Good snorkling with plenty of fish and even a sea turtle. Visibility not excellent, but decent. Relaxing, groomed ocean lagoons. Eat lunch at the timeshare resort poolside cafe.
This is reputed to be one of Oahu's most beautiful beaches---and that is high praise indeed. The aquamarine waters, …
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Mokulua Dr Kailua, HI 96734 United States
A stop here is a must. It is the most photgraphed beach in Hawaii and appears in many ads. Parking is limited and you may have to walk 5 minutes or so, but it is worth it. Stop in Kailua and pick up some snacks or lunch. drive the 5 minutes to Lanikai and relax in paradise!