Aloha Stadium | Swap Meet
Holiday Hours. Pearlridge Center will be observing special holiday hours during the select November 21 - January 1; All Day. Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is bargain central for cheap souvenirs and Hawaiian shirts. Fresh coconuts keep . reviews of Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace "This place is awesome ! so the number of the vendors and hours were cut shorter than normal, but still there was SOOOO . Judy C. Honolulu, HI During my recent visit, I saw a sign that you can take free, your own photos inside the stadium from the north plaza.
This just might be THE one to check out if you could only do one. Plenty of shopping at the Mall to enjoy afterward. Mililani is another of the mid-sized market entries, with 15 to 20 vendors each week.
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Also notable for often having activities for the keiki kids so the little ones have some fun while you look around. This is their entry on the West side of Oahu. Almost exclusively produce, that does limit its size, but it has its devotees. Keep in mind that a lot of people come to see the waterfalls here, so parking can be hard. Every Other Friday, Some are sceptical about whether most produce here is grown locally, but most love the food offerings and the comfortable setting.
Maybe not as authentic, but still a good time in the largest mall on the Windward Side. Friends and neighbors catch up here and get dinner from one of the booths. Some parts of the ascent can be strenuous, and near the summit, there is a foot narrow tunnel; those suffering from claustrophobia should ask for the alternate route to the top. The walk to the base from Waikiki Beach takes about an hour.
Diamond Head is also accessible via a short ride on the 22, 23 and 24 buses from Waikiki.
Pick up souvenirs at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet Take the 20 or 42 bus from downtown Honolulu to the Aloha Stadium where a huge swap meet -- kind of like a flea market -- takes place Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Here, everything from macadamia nuts to Hawaiian shirts and local crafts to junk that residents are trying to unload from their attics are sold at prices well below what's to be found in Waikiki. While some selling their wares at the swap meet are regular vendors offering deals on beach towels or souvenir magnets, be sure to check out locals selling used items on blankets near their cars, which may be more unique.
Visit Pearl Harbor Don't miss the opportunity to pay your respects to those who died at Pearl Harbor on December 7, The mood is a somber, peaceful contrast to the frenetic activity of Waikiki, and the museum offers a unique opportunity to learn about the Pearl Harbor attack from personal accounts of people who were there.
While there is a charge to tour some areas of Pearl Harbor, many of the most moving parts of this historic site are free. Tours of the USS Arizona must be reserved.
It is not uncommon for tours to be booked solid several days in advance, though some tickets may be available up until noon on the same day of the tour. The 20, 40, 40A, 42 and 62 buses from Waikiki all make stops at Pearl Harbor; the ride takes about an hour.
Eat shave ice No visit to Hawaii is complete without an afternoon shave ice. This Hawaiian treat is somewhat like a snow cone, only with smaller ice slivers that hold syrup better. For a really authentic incarnation of this treat, ask for a splash of Li Hing powder on top -- a kind of sweet and sour topping made from dried plums -- or condensed milk.
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Azuki beans sweet red beans and ice cream are also delicious accompaniments. While it's sure to be delectable just about anywhere on the island, San Lorenzo Shave Ice in Haleiwa is particularly yummy.
Cheer as surfer dudes conquer the Banzai Pipeline Oahu is a surfer's paradise and home to some of the most exhilarating -- and dangerous -- waves in the world. Here, it's not unusual to see daring surfers sliding underneath curling waves of the variety normally reserved for magazine covers and "Blue Crush.
Located on the less developed north side of Oahu, the Pipeline is near the Mokule'ia Beach Park coming up next. One of Hawai'i's most unique Hawaiiana artists is Dietrich Varez who came to Hawai'i as a young child. Known mostly for his block prints, Varez lives in a secluded rain forest near Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.Aloha Stadium Swap Meet and Marketplace has something for everyone
He prints and signs each image that is created in reverse from handcarved linoleum blocks; he refuses to number his prints; and he keeps his prices incredibly low for today's market. He focuses his art on bringing to life the Hawai'i of old "when spirits were in every tree and rock, and gods walked the earth".
There are just too many wonderful artists to name them all. There are also numerous art galleries on every island and most of them have websites where you can browse and buy online. The culture they brought with them has become an important part of the local culture of Hawai'i today. Chinese seeds are dried and salted fruit seeds that are beloved by local people in Hawai'i. They are also sold in grocery stores, drug stores, and even Walmart.
Inexpensive and easy to pack, Chinese seeds are a unique taste of Hawai'i. Coconut oil is used for health purposes, skincare, and cooking Source 4. Infused with the delicious nutty flavor of the Polynesian staple — coconut — the oil can help to make flaky pie crusts, tastes great drizzled on popcorn, and has a myriad of uses.
A thoughtful gift for a vegan friend. If you put this into a carry-on, you'll get stopped going through security because it's a liquid. There are also body lotions, body butter, shower gels, sunscreens, hair products and other beauty items that are infused with coconut. The smell of coconut is one scent that immediately transports you back to the islands. This is a great resource for making your own lotion using coconut oil.
Source Kona Coffee beans freshly picked 5. Coffee Hawai'i is the only U. But if you're a java fan, you'll be pleased to know that there are more than farms in Hawai'i growing specialty coffees that you might want to try as well. There are farms growing Maui Coffee as well as Moloka'i Coffee.
No need to travel to every island to buy these coffees; all are available in specialty stores in Honolulu or you can buy online as well. Most of the individual coffee farms have websites; you just need to surf the web to find them. Hawaiian bracelets, earrings, and pendants are highly-cherished gifts that every island woman wants in her jewelry box or under the Christmas tree.
There are several companies that produce Hawaiian heirloom jewelry. As usual, shop around to get the best price. I've seen cheaper renditions of Hawaiian jewelry that you can find at swap meets or discount stores. The black enamel that is used to inlay a person's name on gold may peel off in these cheap copies, so beware if prices seem too low. Hawaiian Music CD's Traditional Hawaiian music is often characterized by unique falsetto voices and ukuleles in the background.