Explore North Shore Hawaii
Sep. 11, 2018Leave a comment
What is North Shore?
You’ve already been introduced to parts of the North Shore in Hawaii — Waimea Bay and Laniakea Beach. But what is the North Shore exactly? The North Shore is a laid-back beach town at the northernmost point of Oahu (see map below). Think gorgeous beautiful beaches, gigantic untamed waves, and professional surfing!
North Shore. Oahu. Hawaii. Hale’iwa is the most popular North Shore town.
Let’s explore the North Shore!
There’s lots of food trucks and shaved ice here, so off we went to find Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck! Not for me, of course. 😋
Where is Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck located?
Here’s a map. Get it? Got it? Good. Let’s go find that Shrimp Truck!
At Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck:
Tables are available if you’re interested in dining here. FYI, it was busy, full, and packed!
Let’s explore North Shore some more!
I’m feeling that laid-back beach, surfer atmosphere. It’s a whole different environment compared to the touristy Waikiki. I enjoyed my time here. Let’s come back when the sun is out. I want to feel the sunshine on my face on the North Shore. 🌞
Awesome place to be if you love being at the ocean, to surf, hangout with friends, and be chill. There’s nowhere else I would rather be than the North Shore in Hawaii. ❤ Have you been to the North Shore in Hawaii? How did you like it? What’s your favorite place and thing to do on the North Shore? 😊
- Small roads and small parking lots.
- About 1 hour drive from Waikiki.
- Rain or sunshine, it doesn’t matter. Visit North Shore anytime!
- Enjoy the laid-back beach life and appreciate its unique culture!
North Shore Adventures:
*Laniakea Beach Turtle Beach North Shore Hawaii*
*Waimea Bay North Shore Hawaii*
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Hiking Day at Manoa Falls in Hawaii
Aug. 8, 2018Leave a comment
Hello! Welcome to my hiking adventure at Manoa Falls in Honolulu, Hawaii! Manoa Falls is one of the most popular hikes in the Honolulu area. It takes about 1 to 2 hours to get to the falls and back. This solely depends on you — how fit you are, fast, and what you plan to do in the area. There tends to be a crowd of people at the falls, so take that into consideration as well. The distance to get to the falls and back is around 1.5 miles. It didn’t take me that long to finish the trail. I consider myself pretty fit and hike all the time!
What is Manoa Falls?
Manoa Falls is a 150 foot waterfall. See above, I’m right next to it! It looks gorgeous! 🙂
It is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Parking is available. It is $5. You can park on residential streets too and walk to the falls (if spots are open).
You’ll receive a ticket like this after paying for the parking fee. It says to park & lock your car. Place validated ticket with date stamp clearly visible on dashboard, so don’t just stash it in your bag or toss it out, lol.
Let’s begin the hike!!
Watch your step and let’s go!
Manoa Falls is called a rainforest for a good reason (see pictures below). When I was there, the path was wet and muddy. It felt like I just walked into the jungle, haha! It rained the whole time…
Photos of my grand adventure at Manoa Falls!
More signs to keep people safe. Please follow the signs and rules. Don’t get hurt!
I have reached the falls at Manoa Falls!
150 foot of water flushing down against rocks! Stunning!
Watch it live here!
Thinking about swimming at Manoa Falls? Don’t. It’s advised not to swim in the water due to catching Leptospirosis, which is a bacteria in the water that can make you sick! Caution: Rocks can fall and slide around this area too. Stay safe and be aware of your surroundings.
Did you know?
Some scenes from 1993’s Jurassic Park was filmed at this location due to the jungle scenery. Also, the show Lost.
Another accomplishment achieved in this lifetime. Hiking and reaching Manoa Falls is off of my bucketlist! This was a wonderful experience. I might even do it again next time when I’m in the area. Beautiful. A breath of fresh air from my typical, standard hikes I’ve done. This one is very special. I will remember it forever! I highly recommend doing this hike if you’re in Honolulu, Hawaii! Awesome, awesome!
Have you been to Manoa Falls? How was it? Share your experience with me!!
- Wear appropriate attire. Don’t wear good-looking shoes like me, haha! I didn’t know any better. That was all I had anyways. 🙁
- Wear mosquito repellent.
- Bring extra water, towels, clothes, shoes in your car. It gets wet, muddy, and dirty.
- Weather can be rainy and drizzly. If so, expect to get soaked and wet.
- Be careful hiking the rocks and steps. It gets slippery when wet.
- Swimming in the falls is highly not recommended due to bacteria Leptospirosis. You don’t want to catch the flu!
- 1993’s Jurassic Park and Lost was filmed here. Hello Jungle!
Food After Hiking Manoa Falls
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