I don’t talk much about touristy things to do in Hawaii on this blog, even though I spend a good amount of time in the Islands each year (and was just there last weekend) as well as having lived there for a while after college. And while I spent almost two years living in Honolulu and I visit often due to work and visit my parents who live there, I’ve not done many of the typical touristy things there for a few different reasons. Firstly, I’m not a big beach person. With my pale skin and aversion to high heat, the beaches just aren’t for me. Secondly, I have experienced much of Hawaii like a local. I eat at local spots, I worked with locals, I explored places that were more local in nature than tourist simply because I wasn’t really ever a tourist. But considering that Hawaii is a major tourist destination, I still know that there are certain things not to miss in the Islands when you visit, whether local or tourist. Over the years of time spent in Hawaii, here are some of the things I would make sure you do when visiting the Islands, specifically Oahu.
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