We had a lot of frequent flyer and hotel points. so we saw a rare opportunity to book a reduced cost spring break getaway which we never thought we would be able to do in Hawaii.
We love Waikiki because there is so many things to do and is never boring!
We used our years of collected Hilton Honors points to get a great view room on the Lagoon that also has a mini kitchen which is a delight versus being crammed into the packed local restaurants.
We did find a small place that has the best Loco Moco – it was called Goofy and is highly recommend for it’s Mai Tai as well!
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is quite large, but you can quickly get away in 5 minutes to check out the local parks and sites.
Believe it or not, you can walk to the main shopping area and popular street in Waikiki with only a 10 minute walk through the park.
I, of course, joined the dozens of other locals and vacationers in the early morning run along the beach 🙂
It is truicky
We decided to go check out the Sea Life Park and get away from the big crowds. It was nice that they offered a 50% for the entire family entrance if you are a veteran 🙂
Someone made a lot of friends in the bird sanctuary
The big surprise in the middle of the night was a major boat explosion that turned into a 2 Alarm fire and maybe 10+ fire trucks came < 5 minutes to make sure it did not spread. This photo is less than 1 minute after explosion surprised us as we were contemplating how fast it was going to spread and if we would need to evacuate the hotel tour.
But we were able to crash early for our early morning shark cage dive 3 miles off from the North Shore of Oahu.
Stay tuned, another blog and some videos are coming soon on the cage dive!
Oh – I forgot, here are some other trips in recent years that we have made to Hawaii that may interest some readers:
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