While the weather in other parts of the world is still cold, here in Hawaii we’re nice and warm all year round. Spring can bring a bit more rain, though, so it’s good to plan for some indoor Oahu things to do during your visit. Enjoy fewer crowds in the spring and have a great trip!
Catch the Whales
The annual humpback migration to Hawaii runs from November through April, so if you’re lucky, you’ll still be able to see these magnificent creatures before they leave Hawaiian waters. Hop aboard a tour boat; choose from an intimate private charter or a larger (more stable boat for the seasick folk) cruise. Either way, you have a good chance of viewing humpbacks, and maybe even baby ones, as they give birth in the waters around Hawaii.
Something for a Rainy Day
Don’t be disappointed if it rains during your spring journey to Hawaii; after all, that’s how the mountains stay nice and green! It just might not end up being the best time to go for a hike on muddy trails. But don’t worry, there’s always plenty of Oahu things to do. Shop ‘til you drop at one of Oahu’s incredible mall destinations, like Ala Moana Shopping Center, a world-class open-air (but protected from rain) mall that could easily keep you busy all day. You’ll find all your favorite mall stores, as well as plenty that’s unique to Hawaii, including a mini replica of Japan inside mega-store Shirokiya’s Japan Village Walk.
If you prefer to peruse museums rather than malls, you have some great options. Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Honolulu Museum of Art, which displays collections from across Asia and the Pacific and is a must see in Oahu. For a special treat, take a tour at the former Doris Duke estate on the slopes of Diamond Head, now known as the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture, and Design. If you’d prefer to keep it Hawaii-centric, then a visit to Bishop Museum is a must to learn all about Hawaii’s history and natural environment. No matter which you choose, you’ll have a full day of entertainment!
When in Doubt, Eat
If nothing else, Hawaii is a world-class food destination. So, when you can’t think of anything else you want to do, try some authentic poke at Ono Seafood on Kapahulu, then head up the street to get malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery. Still have a sweet tooth? Head around the corner to Waiola Shave Ice and get a brain freeze!
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