If you go to Oahu. . .

Where to stay

The Royal Hawaiian

2259 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu



Opened in 1927, the pink Moorish-style hotel remains an icon from the early days of tourism at Waikiki Beach. Recent renovations refreshed the property without diminishing its charm. Endless Escape doubles package from $375.

Turtle Bay Resort

57-091 Kamehameha Highway,

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Guests can try surfing or watch sunsets at this beachfront property on the quiet North Shore of Oahu. Renovations to guest rooms and public spaces should be completed before summer. Bed, Breakfast & Beyond doubles package from $249.

Where to eat

Café Julia @ YWCA


1040 Richards St., Honolulu


Airy cafe near the Iolani Palace is a local favorite for light dinners Wed-Fri and Sun. Lunch Mon-Fri. Entrees $19-$41.

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas

500 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu


Culinary traditions of Europe and Japan blend with Hawaiian flavors at this restaurant that serves dinner nightly. Tapas and large plates $8.95-$29.50.

Surfer, The Bar

Turtle Bay Resort

57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku


Sandwiches and pupu plates $8-$24.

What to do

Mission Houses Museum

553 South King St., Honolulu


Adults $10, seniors $8, students $6.

Iolani Palace

364 South King St., Honolulu


Guided tours: adults $21.75, children $6. Audio tours: adults $14.75, children $6.

Shangri La

Tours begin at Honolulu Museum of Art

900 South Beretania St., Honolulu

Reservations required, call 808-532-3853

$25 includes van transportation to site.

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Highway,



Adults $15, seniors and children $7.50.

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