Discover Hawaii : Discover Hawaii 2016
The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu 46 DISCOVER HAWAI‘I ...others are unforgettable Some moments are worth remembering WWW.HALEKULANI.COM | 800.367.2343 | HALEKULANI PAST, PRESENT, FOREVER... #HalekulaniMoment Client: Halekulani Creative: moments unforgettable HTO Discover 1/2pg no bleed 185mm x 130mm Color: FULL ROD: DUE: 01.16.16 FREE (OR ALMOST) ON O‘AHU First Friday — from Chinatown to Downtown, take in the vibrant and dynamic local art scene. Museums, cafes, restaurants and stores open late. Held from 5–9 pm on the first Friday of each month. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort — enjoy the spectacular beachfront fireworks every Friday night at 7.45 pm. Honolulu’s lively fish auction — a great way to start the day! The action begins bright and early at 5.30 am, Monday to Saturday, Pier 38 United Fishing Agency, 1131 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu. Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kāne‘ohe — 162 hectares of tranquillity, with endangered plants and a network of excellent trails. Open 9 am–4 pm daily (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Guided hikes at 10 am on Saturdays and 1 pm on Sundays (ring 808-233-7323 to register). Free entry. honolulu.gov/parks Music in the park — enjoy (free) Sunday afternoon performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band during summer at Kapi‘olani Park. The park is located in Honolulu, on the east end of Waikīkī before you reach Diamond Head, and is home to Honolulu Zoo. The park also offers picnic areas, a 4.8 km jogging track with aerobic exercise stations, 100-year-old trees, soccer fields, grassy areas and tennis courts. Picnic perfect — just minutes DISCOVER HAWAI‘I 47 THE HONOLULU FISH AUCTION is based on the famous Tokyo fish auction, where large fish are sold individually. In most other parts of the world, fish are sold to wholesalers who generally control pricing. However, the United Fishing Agency in Honolulu operates on a different business model which ensures individual fishermen receive fair prices. In return, buyers repre- senting retailers, wholesalers and restaurants gain access to the freshest fish. Bidding is conducted in an open, competitive forum, with higher-quality fish scoring higher prices. Fishermen are paid the same day for their catch. It’s an innovative system that has been operating since 1952. Hawai�iTourismAuthority(HTA)/DaejaFallas west of Waikīkī is the free-entry Ala Moana Beach Park offering 31 hectares of grassy areas, a wide almost one km-long golden-sand beach and gentle waters. Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center — make the most of the excellent cultural program, with free classes Monday to Saturday and live entertainment Tuesday to Saturday. Join expert kumu (teachers) in lei making, Hawaiian quilting, hula, ‘ukulele playing and lomilomi Hawaiian massage. Visit royalhawaiiancenter.com/ info/cultural programming Second Saturdays — discover the cultural and culinary richness of Downtown, from Capitol District to Chinatown, on the second Saturday of each month with a wide range of mouth-watering food stalls and artistic works on show. Not to be missed! Sunset on the Beach — check out the free monthly movies, entertainment and food on Waikīkī’s Queens Beach, showcasing quality films suitable for the whole family. Bring your own picnic of tasty local treats! Visit sunsetonthebeach.net Enjoy a great range of complimentary classes at The Royal Hawaiian Center. Pictured (above) is renowned teacher Kumu Hula Lee Puakeala Mann taking a hula class. Image courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian Center.
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