It’s certainly not difficult to find a beautiful photography op in Honolulu. Between the gorgeous Plumeria bushels or Hawaiian Hibiscus or slow-moving palms, the island is full of life and views. However, we wanted to dive in a little deeper and find the key photography moments if you’re looking for an ideal Instagram sharing opportunity.
This spot is the best place to start a Saturday morning for a coconut latte. The coffee shop is bright and modern – a fresh start to any day on Oahu. But that’s not all! Each coffee cup is decorated with a cute pattern (tiny pineapples and big pink and green palms, for example). Hold that coffee mug against the white walls and snap away!
We can’t get enough of this place. The beautiful mountainous backdrop will keep your jaw open the entire time you’re exploring and the waters surrounding the park have never looked so crystal-clear blue. A lot of people say they have never *seen* Hawaii quite like this before when they visit the park. So, if you’re looking for a special experience this is your spot.
In the Kakaako district of Oahu, the neighborhood is decorated with bright murals. Year after year, POW! WOW! Worldwide has brought local and international artists together to create art in Honolulu. They’re a must-not-miss.
Looking back at #powwowhawaii 2018: @mynameistran adding beauty to the Kaka’ako landscape. // Photos by @mrjasperwong. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ // Supported by @hawaiihta @montanacans @montanacans_usa @hawaiianairlines @modernhonolulu @47brand @citymill @monsterenergy @olukai @bankofhawaii @1xrun @thinkspace_art. // #powwowhawaii #powwowworldwide
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Need a place for a lunch break? Romy’s should be your spot. The classic red picnic tables go really well with the roadside breeze and fried and steamed platters of local shrimp and prawns. Don’t even get us started with the specialized sauces they come with for all the dipping happiness.
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There is *something* about the North Shore. The waters look stronger and brighter. The sand is deeper and even more gold. If you’re driving from Oahu, the cruise is beautiful too. The coast will crash along with you all afternoon and a spot on the beach will be waiting patiently for your company.
Speaking of the North Shore – we suggest grabbing lunch or dinner while you’re there. A photo op excursion, perhaps? Try VJ’s North Shore Dogs and Burgers. The grub looks incredible (try the mahi-mahi tacos) and the food truck is adorable. Keep note: on your drive to the North Shore, you will see clusters of food trucks off the road everywhere. So, you can stop at a few of them and try a little of everything. However, this spot is one of our favorites.
“Driving around Oahu, you’ll happen upon SO many sweet spots. Most of them include a food truck or two, and sometimes there’s a whole cluster of them where you can taste a little bit of everything. We spotted this one on our drive up to the North Shore!” -@tifforelie, Photographer #LetHawaiiHappen #VisitOahu … This photo is six of a six-part series.
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Here’s a spot you could wander for hours. Right downtown and full of color, the Kekaulike Market will have you feeling like a fresh local. We suggest snapping photos and grabbing a cluster of fresh bananas and veggies for beach snacks later.
“I could have wandered this outdoor market for HOURS. It was right downtown with stand after stand full of colorful, fresh fruits and veggies. HEAVEN.” – @tifforelie, Photographer #LetHawaiiHappen #VisitOahu … This photo is three of a six-part series. Stay tuned for next week as we continue to explore Oahu with Tiffany Mitchell!
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Try some natural shaved ice at this lovely Oahu spot, made with all natural ingredients. They make sodas too (and the look super tasty). We’ve been told you should try the Kula Strawberry.
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If you aren’t craving a warm malasada filled with lilikoi (passion fruit) and haupia (coconut) we don’t know who you are! Hit up this famous bakery and take a few of local desserts to your hotel with that cute pink bag/box they hand out. Also, the bright and bold sign outside is pretty famous too.
It’s National Donut Day!.. and the first day of June, which means it’s time to introduce our Flavor of the Month! LILIKOI! . . . #happynationaldonutday #leonardsbakery #kapahulu #hawaii #malasadas #original #cinnamon #sugar #lihing #malasadapuffs #dobash #haupia #macadamianut #guava #custard #flavorofthemonth #june #lilikoi #happyalohafriday
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Brittany is a member of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. Her favorite things about Sun Country are the close-knit family vibe and the passion behind the people, as if the employees and customers grew up loving the “airline next door.” Her favorite destination? The whimsical forests and rain of Seattle’s coast.