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Summer in Honolulu

Honolulu is like summer personified. Incredible beaches, outdoor bars, great hiking and the opportunity to explore traditional Polynesian culture make this a favorite summer destination. Various Outdoor concert series, like the free Twilight Summer concerts at the Foster Botanical Garden, liven up the air, and it's a great time to explore lesser-known beaches.

Sunset On the Beach

Check their schedule of free movies, then pack up your beach blanket and a picnic and get ready to catch a classic flick under the stars and on the sand.

Gone Surfing Hawaii

A favorite for surfing lessons in Honolulu.

Shark's Cove

Snorkeling, sea turtles, and fewer crowds than Hanauma Beach, this rocky shore is a favorite of locals.

Waimanalo Beach Park

Waimanalo is a favorite of locals and less crowded than other beaches.

Foster Botanical Garden

Beautiful botanical gardens that host a summer concert series.

Sheraton Waikiki

Nothing says summer like floating at the Sheraton Waikiki's Infinity Pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hotel's a winner for location, hipness, restaurant/bar, service, and great ocean views from Diamond Head to the westside.

Lucky Belly

A new local favorite! This ramen restaurant has a 1-page food menu, yet their drink offerings cover 4 pages. The pupus are delicious and the ramen bowls are huge, filling meals, but be warned - even the biggest bowl of ramen will get you through maximum 1 of the 4 pages of cocktails....


A great place for contemporary American fare. It's a cozy and casual restaurant located in the Kailua town shopping plaza. The food and flavors makes such a bold statement, definitely unique and stands out from all the eateries on Oahu.

Waikiki Beach

Never mind the tourists, Waikiki Beach is a must for summer. The waves are pounding here on the south side of the island during summertime. Cool off by jumping into the ocean or grab a drink at one of the many beachside bars.

Polynesian Cultural Center

Immerse yourself in the best performances showcasing Polynesian culture. Full of activities, new shows such as Hawaiian Journey, lots of villages and attractions, and scenery. It's a great place to learn, be outside and enjoy the beautiful summer day....