"Island of O'ahu" Honolulu by Redlats
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Our family visited O'ahu over New Years this past year. Below, please find our recommendations. Hawaii is a great place to visit when coming from Canada. Every day is warm, but not too hot and there are no bugs. Prices are high - we could not afford Hawaii every year.
I think the first time you go to Hawaii, do the thing that most people do -- visit O'ahu (the Gathering place). O'ahu contains Honolulu (Waikiki is a suburb of Honolulu). Waikiki is almost 100% tourists - lots of hotels, restaurants, attractions, beaches, shopping, etc. A visit to the state of Hawaii would be incomplete if you didn't at least visit O'ahu.
Tourists we met kept telling us that the other islands were more serene, less touristy than O'ahu. Next time we visit, we will visit O'ahu and another island.
- Pros:Unbelievable weather, lots to do!
- Cons:Lots of humanity in Honolulu
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