4 Days/3 Nights – Flexible Departure Dates.
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The Equus, an Ascend Collection Hotel
4 Days/3 Nights from $399*
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No other American city can offer you the grandeur that Honolulu has to offer. From majestic mountains capped by towering volcanic peaks to the magnificent beaches that line the Pacific Ocean. Honolulu has an abundance of culture and entertainment with its nightclubs, galleries and museums, zoo and aquarium, golf, and numerous water activities. Honolulu is also home to Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on U. S. soil. Be sure to visit the Arizona Memorial and Visitor Center where you can see the sunken USS Arizona and other memorabilia from December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese fighter planes bombed Pearl Harbor, culminating in World War II. From the moment you arrive in Honolulu, you’ll experience Hawaii’s warm and friendly “aloha spirit”.
The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki’s “Upper West Side” where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world’s largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel’s equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, and a new cafe and bar.
All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. The friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha.
3 Days in Oahu – Itinerary for the First Timer
From historic monuments to a scenic road trip, there’s a lot to pack in on this energetic island.
Wake up with the sun at the summit of Leahi (aka Diamond Head). Its moderate, 1.6-mile jaunt up the famous summit will give you a bird’s-eye view of Waikiki, Honolulu and West Oahu. Skip the food vendors at the park, and drive to local favorite Waiola Shave Ice for your reward—a round of Azuki Bowls, shave ice topped with azuki beans, condensed milk and mochi balls.
Make one more stop at Leonard’s Bakery for a box of malasadas (because this is a vacation, after all), before returning to your hotel. Walk to Tucker and Bevvy to grab a picnic lunch, then lazily sunbathe or surf Waikiki Beach’s fun waves the rest of the day. After traveling thousands of miles, you deserve this. Dine at Duke’s Waikiki in the evening for Hawaiian music, mai tais and a Hula Pie.
Choose between Cinnamon’s, Eggs ’n’ Things or Cream Pot for an early morning breakfast, then go for a drive through Downtown Honolulu to take photos at the Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church and the state Capitol. There’s no rush, because you booked your USS Arizona Memorial tour two months in advance for 3 p.m. (wink wink)
Drive up Punchbowl Street toward the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located inside a crater nicknamed “Punchbowl,” where approximately 53,000 veterans of World War I and II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars are buried. Leave town by 12:30 p.m. and head to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, where you’ll want to spend a good chunk of time at its two large exhibits before your tour, which includes a 23-minute documentary on the Attack on Pearl Harbor and a boat ride to the memorial.
In the evening, eat at the award-winning Alan Wong’s, a fine-dining restaurant on King Street, and taste the meaning of Hawaii Regional Cuisine from one of the innovative chefs who founded it.
Pack your rental car with bottled water, beach towels, snorkel gear and snacks, because today you’re going on a circle island tour. Your first stop is the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, where you’ll be blown away by its panoramic views of the Windward Side, and also its strong winds that sometimes clock up to 60 miles per hour. Exit Pali Highway’s tunnels and see the enormous Koolau Mountain Range up close, the remains of a shield volcano.
Take the detour to Kailua, where you’ll find popular breakfast and lunch spots Kalapawai Market and Boots & Kimo’s. Step out onto the shores of the often Instagrammed Kailua and Lanikai Beaches, before taking the scenic route to the North Shore on Kamehameha Highway. On the way, you’ll pass Kaneohe Bay, Waiahole Poi Factory (stop here for Hawaiian plate lunches), Kualoa Ranch and a natural landmark known as Crouching Lion. You’ll see coastal views of beaches and undeveloped valleys before entering Laie, where the Polynesian Cultural Center and Mormon Temple are located. Stop in Kahuku, the next town, for shrimp at any one of its food trucks, before driving to Ehukai Beach Park, also known as the renowned surf spot Banzai Pipeline.
Down the road, at Shark’s Cove, you’ll want to walk in its tidepools and snorkel its fairly shallow depths, before stopping at world-famous Waimea Bay. Choose a beach to lounge at for the rest of the day, before exploring Haleiwa Town and getting an early dinner at Haleiwa Beach House. Instead of ending your day on the North Shore here, consider driving back to the Polynesian Cultural Center for its evening show, Ha: Breath of Life, featuring over 100 Polynesian dancers—one of the best shows in Hawaii. Believe us, it may be out of the way, but it’s worth it.
Itinerary courtesy of Hawaii Magazine: https://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/3-day-oahu-itinerary-first-time-visitor
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**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the the shortest non-stop flight to the final destination. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.