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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #225 on: December 31, 2017, 07:05:15 PM »
Did you end up doing this? I have a 10:30 arrival and 4:15 departure and was wondering what there is to do in a short time that's nearby.
10:30-4:15 is definitely enough time to get out to the USS Arizona, plus see some of the other Pearl Harbor sites.  Just make sure you reserve the tickets online in advance so you get the time you need. 
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #226 on: December 31, 2017, 09:00:10 PM »
Did you end up doing this? I have a 10:30 arrival and 4:15 departure and was wondering what there is to do in a short time that's nearby.
Yup, I did it (reminds me that I have to finish up my trip report with my pearl harbor day). We landed at 11, was in pearl harbor at 11:30, walked around a bit, went on the 12PM USS Arizona tour, and was back in the airport by 1:40 for my 3PM flight.

Would highly recommend going to see the USS Arizona, really well done. You must get tickets in advance as they sell out. I cant tell you how many people I saw being turned away who thought they can just show up and get tickets. They release tickets online two different times. Either 2 months in advance at 7AM Hawaiian time, or the day before at 7AM Hawaiian time. Both get sold out within minutes. So make sure you are on the website at the proper time. They also release tickets in person that day at 7AM but by the time you get there they will be sold out.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: January 01, 2018, 01:41:30 AM »
Thanks. Right now the date I would be going is sold out. If I can't get tickets the day before are there any other suggestions what to do near HNL?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #228 on: January 01, 2018, 10:21:18 AM »
Thanks. Right now the date I would be going is sold out. If I can't get tickets the day before are there any other suggestions what to do near HNL?
Still head to Pearl Harbor.  There are plenty of things to do besides the Arizona Memorial.  USS Missouri (pretty nice view of the memorial with HNL in the background).  Bowfin submarine.  A couple of museums (Pacific Aviation and Bowfin).  Relaxing to walk around the outdoor visitor center, try out the periscope.

If you want to venture farther away from the airport:
I imagine this stop is on your way back to the mainland from another island.  If that's the case, great to get a feel for the culture (and some science) at the Bishop Museum.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #229 on: January 01, 2018, 10:47:58 AM »
Can't get a shorter connection?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #230 on: January 01, 2018, 10:51:41 AM »
Had shorter then island air ceased operation

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #231 on: January 01, 2018, 10:54:53 AM »
We aren't really museum people but still worth it to go to PH?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #232 on: January 01, 2018, 10:55:42 AM »
Nothing better on Hawaiian available?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #233 on: January 01, 2018, 11:39:33 AM »
We aren't really museum people but still worth it to go to PH?
Without tickets to the memorial, probably not.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #234 on: January 01, 2018, 01:20:35 PM »
Photo of the memorial with HNL in background.  Taken from the Mighty Mo area.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #235 on: January 01, 2018, 01:46:32 PM »
Can JetSki on the North Shore among the massive waves.
Snorkel in Hanauma.
Kayak to a sandbar off the leeward coast.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #236 on: January 01, 2018, 03:47:23 PM »
Can JetSki on the North Shore among the massive waves.
Snorkel in Hanauma.
Kayak to a sandbar off the leeward coast.
any showers in the airport?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #237 on: July 09, 2018, 12:52:15 PM »
I'm spending Friday and Shabbos in HNL so I can catch the island hopper out on Sunday morning, anyone know the best place to stay near the chabad? Is the hotel on top of chabad shabbos friendly?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #238 on: July 09, 2018, 01:05:52 PM »
Anything in Waikiki should be walkable.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #239 on: July 09, 2018, 01:13:35 PM »
Anything in Waikiki should be walkable.
Any idea which hotels are Shabbos friendly?
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