What’s Happening on O‘ahu
From cycling and ocean exploration to WWII memorials and live entertainment, read on for the latest and greatest on O‘ahu for traveling families.
FUN IN THE SUN: KEIKI (KIDS) APPROVED ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
Hawaiian Style Rentals presents a fun and healthy way to enjoy the beauty of O‘ahu on two wheels. The Sunset & Snack Bicycle Ride features one sunset bicycle rental beginning at 4 p.m.; a map of several leisure bicycle rides to Kapi‘olani Park, Waikīkī and Diamond Head areas and a gourmet snack bag from Tucker & Bevvy Picnic.
Sea Life Park recently launched the Oceanic Institute Tour, a 45-minute, behind the scenes look at the research and conservation facility, including the technologies that help increase aquatic food production while promoting the sustainable use of marine resources.
The National Park Service announced its next day ticket program for its movie and boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial. Visitors can now book online at 7 a.m. (Hawai‘i Standard Time) for the next day. www.Recreation.gov
The Big Kahuna Luau offers island guests an intimate setting located in the lush rainforest of Tantalus, with a short, 15-minute scenic drive from Waikīkī. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Honolulu coastline as well as fun and interactive cultural activities from the site of Hawai‘i’s first macadamia nut farm, The Nutridge Estate. The lū‘au features world-class entertainment that will take visitors on a journey through Hawai‘i and Polynesia while enjoying delicious, locally inspired cuisine.
ON THE MENU: FAMILY FRIENDLY EATS AND TREATS
Ed Kenney has opened Kaimuki Superette, a full-service restaurant and grab-and-go shop located diagonally across from Kenney’s Town Restaurant. Kaimuki Superette serves up sandwiches and salads using local ingredients.
The iconic Rainbow Drive-In launched a new venture called Hawai‘i’s Favorite Kitchens. The new take-out-focused venture brings together Rainbow Drive-In, Chef Hiroshi Fukui, Elmer Guzman’s Poke Stop, KC Drive Inn, Hoku BBQ and Hawai‘i Nostalgia Studio to create a collaborative, one-stop eatery featuring some of Hawai‘i’s favorite local foods, along with a shop specializing in nostalgic gear and foods.
Aloha Food Tours has expanded their walking culinary tours to include three Ala Moana area tours and three Chinatown tours every week. Visit restaurants, food trucks, and snack shops that are off the beaten path for an introduction to a whole new world of culinary adventures that the locals love.
Local confectioner Choco Lea recently opened their first brick-and-mortar shop in Manoa. The uncle and niece duo behind Choco Lea use a blend of local and European chocolates to turn out a remarkable assortment of specialty truffles.
Lucy’s Lab Creamery a new specialty ice cream shop, recently opened in the Ward area of Honolulu. Lucy’s Lab is owned by Lee Wang, who opened the shop as a way to indulge his passion for ice cream and science. He creates all the flavors from scratch, inventing new ones regularly.