3 Unique Activities for Your Oahu Vacation
Oahu has so many things to see and do. Many wonderful experiences are walkable from The Imperial Hawaii Resort! Take a surfing lesson, enjoy some high-end shopping along Kalakaua Avenue or make a dinner reservation where you can dine by the sea. Our lobby activity desk can help you plan it all!
Here are 3 additional ideas that feature special places and hidden gems to enjoy the authentic flavors and culture of the island of Oahu.
1. Visit a Farmers Market
As Hawaii grows it’s agricultural presence through the islands, more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits and flavors of locally and sustainably grown foods. Come down and spend a Saturday morning at the Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market. You’ll find a large selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, top quality beef, aqua cultured seafood, baked goods, local honey, hand-made pasta, flowers and so much more! Meet the farmers, food producers and innovators that are turning trend into a way of life! Each week, local restaurants also prepare mouthwatering meals on-site. Enjoy a cup of Hawaii-grown coffee and pick up a treat enjoy at the Imperial later.
Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market is currently open…
Saturday Morning – 7:30-11:00 am
Tuesday Night – 4:00-7:00 pm
Location: Kapiʻolani Community College 4303 Diamond Head Rd. (Parking Lot C)
Stop in to our activity desk in the lobby, Elite Concierge, to get info on trolley service.
Located just across the street from the Imperial, the Waikiki Beach Walk also features a Beach Walk Market with grown, made or manufactured products of Hawaii. In the month of January, they featured the markets on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 4-8 pm
Check their website for upcoming dates! http://waikikibeachwalk.com/Events-And-News.htm
2. Relax at Cromwell’s Beach
Looking to find a less crowded beach on Oahu? Sneak off to Cromwell’s Beach. This hidden gem is just east of Diamond Head Beach and easily accessible by bike or car service. Enjoy a relaxing day on the sand, or for the more adventurous, hike along the rocky edge or swim over to the pool just below Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art & Culture. There, you can take beautiful photos of rock wall walkway, wade in crystalline waters, snorkel, or watch a stunning sunset. (This location is the featured photo above.) Stop by on a weekday morning and just might feel like your on your own private beach!
3. Hike Manoa Falls
Manoa Falls is one of the most popular hiking destinations on the island. This one-mile hike begins at Paradise Park and takes you through dense tropical rainforest. Along the way, you’ll see sprawling banyan trees, lots of green and it’s easy to imagine you are walking through a pre-historic rainforest. Watch out for dinosaurs!
You’ll hear the falls before you see them. Cascading 150 feet into a small pool, this breathtaking waterfall provides the ideal backdrop for the perfect “Hawaii Vacation” picture.
Starting December 9, 2019, the Manoa Falls trail will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for needed repairs. The Manoa Falls Trail will be open ALL Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and State and Federal holidays including the following: Presidents Day- The Manoa Falls trail will be open Friday, February 14,15,16 & 17. You may visit https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/trail/manoa-falls-trail/225 for more information.