Day 2: Oah’u
We went for the maze and found it enjoyable. After paying, you’ll receive a guide and pencil. Average time is 45 minutes to complete. We finished in 34!
They also have a train tour, great botanicals onsite (including pineapples). The onsite center hosts many snacks and souvenirs to take home! The smell of fresh roasted peanuts draw you in!
Price: 8 per and adult. Rates for children and military do exist.
Tips: Take a bottled water in the maze, also make sure you use the restroom before. We went right at opening which spared us the heat.
Be aware of 4 novelty photos they take of you at the entrance. They will try to sell them to you for 35 bucks at the end. Not worth it, especially when strangers can take your photo with your camera for free. #Recoup for the next trip or attraction!
*you may want to pop over to the famous North Shore or Waimea Falls (about 20 minutes from the plantation).
Parking is free!
Place: Pearl Harbor-Memorial
This is a place of “contemplation and serenity”. You will hear this often. The prefer silence and quiet, as it is a memorial. There’s much to see and do here. We spent 3 hours just on the USS Arizona side, with additional side museums related to the Pearl Harbor story. We will have to go back to complete our experience. You can easily spend an entire day there.
Tips: complete reservation online at recreation.gov to secure your spot for ferry to USS Arizona, etc. I do recommend going early to take in the additional museums.
Parking is free!
After the somber mood of Pearl Harbor we decided to enjoy the sunset at the beach and relax.
That’s today’s brief review! Until next time.
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