You’ve finally made the decision and you’re packing your bags to move to Honolulu. First of all, congratulations! The team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds would like to be among the first to welcome you to one of the most beautiful places in the entire United States. There’s a lot to love about this city — and about the rest of the islands that you’ll no doubt be exploring before too long.
We’ll be honest though. Moving to a new place can be pretty difficult for many people. There are plenty of things that you have to keep in mind, many different decisions to make, and a whole lot of suggestions for what to do first. Please forgive us, but we’d like to offer some help in the “things to do” department.
Sure, you could definitely just Google a list of things to do in Honolulu, but wouldn’t you rather take it from a local? One of the best things about our advice is that we don’t have a stake in where you go or what you see — we just want to provide you with a few ideas of fun things to do that help you to get used to our neck of the woods. As you can probably imagine, there’s a whole lot to choose from, but we think our suggestions will help you to get started off on the right foot. Keep reading to see our suggestions!
Things to Try on Oahu
This is one suggestion that you’re likely to see on quite a few different lists of things to do in Honolulu, and for good reason. The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is a great way to learn about the history of our beloved city, and the island of Oahu itself. With new exhibits opening regularly, it’s a different experience each time you visit, but the wonderful thing is that whatever exhibits you visit, you’re sure to learn something.
There are also a number of programs offered daily where you can learn about everything from treasures of the island to the sky in Hawaii to the history of volcanoes. In other words, there really is something for everyone at Bishop Museum and it’s a really wonderful way to get yourself acquainted with the history of your new home.
An admittedly tourist-y recommendation, we’re nevertheless suggesting a visit to Kualoa Ranch. But why would we recommend something like that, you ask? The answer is simple — because you’re going to have the time of your life!
Whether you want to take an ocean voyage, a trolley tour, or check out a secret beach, there’s something for everyone. You can even check out a movie site tour, explore deep into the jungle, take a horseback adventure, or paddle around on a kayak. If that sounds like it’s up your alley, you’ll feel right at home on Kualoa Ranch.
Queen Emma Summer Palace
If secluded beauty sounds like something you’re interested in, Queen Emma Summer Palace is a must-visit destination. “Originally built in 1847, the Daughters of Hawai‘i acquired the home in 1915, narrowly avoiding the demolition of the house and construction of a baseball field on the grounds,” according to the Daughters of Hawai’i website.
A historic landmark, the Queen Emma Summer Palace houses a number of beautiful antiques, furnishings, and decor of a home that’s been wonderfully preserved. Guided tours are free with admission, so take advantage of the knowledge of your tour guide and get to know an under-appreciated part of Hawaiian history.
Koko Head Crater Trail
When you want to explore the natural beauty of your new surroundings, Koko Head is hard to beat. Hiking the Koko Head Crater Trail is sure to please those looking for a new physical challenge, as the climb to the top of the trail is steep. Thankfully, the reward is something truly unique because you’ll enjoy an amazing view of east Honolulu that you just can’t get anywhere else once you make it to the top.
Our advice? Bring plenty of water. In fact, bring more than you think you’ll need, because there are a number of stairs and it is a difficult climb to the trail’s summit. Our advice is to make the climb early in the day to enjoy the sunrise along the way. If you’re not used to hikes, be sure to do your research to find out if the hike up Koko Head Crater Trail is appropriate for you.
Romy’s Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp Hut
At this point, you’re probably pretty tired — especially if you made it to the top of Koko Head Crater Trail! Even if you didn’t make the journey, you deserve to treat yourself to some of the best shrimp on the island. You’ll have to make the drive to the other side of the island, but it’s worth it and can be done in about an hour. Your reward for making it to the north shore? Romy’s, of course!
Whether you prefer garlic scampi, sweet and spicy, or simple steamed shrimp, you’re sure to have a meal that’s worth the trip. You know it’s going to be good when even the rice is delicious!
Stay Tuned For More
As you can probably imagine, we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s available to do as a newcomer to the island of Oahu. Stay tuned, because we’ll be sharing even more recommendations in our next post!
Our last bit of advice? If you get into trouble while you’re on the island, make sure you give the team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds a call. No matter the time of day or night, and no matter the situation, our team of expert bondsmen is here to lend a helping hand in your time of need. Of course we hope you don’t have to call us, but if you do, you can count on us to be courteous and helpful when you need help the most.
Click here to contact us and rest assured that we’ll take great care of you.