Typical Seattle winter is rainy, freezing and less-than-9-hour day length. That’s why for the 2nd consecutive Thanksgiving (San Diego for last year), we flew to somewhere sunnier and warmer. This time our destination was Oahu, Hawaii.
Day 1: SEA ✈️ HNL & Waikiki Beach | 西雅图 ✈️ 檀香山, 威基基海滩
Oahu is a relatively easy call for 1st time vacationer. We arrived at Honolulu in the afternoon and got our rental car – we later regretted we did it, because hotel parking wasn’t cheap, and we didn’t drive as much.
Day 2: Polynesian Cultural Center | 波利尼西亚文化中心
Day 3: Diamond Head | 钻石山
Our original plan for this day was to go snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. However, it’s so popular that we would have to get up very early (which we are not willing to) in order to find a parking space. As a result, we decided to wake up without alarms. After a cozy brunch and a quick swim at Waikiki Beach, we headed to Diamond Head.
The hike was relatively easy. We were on the top after a while.
Day 4: Kualoa Ranch | 古兰尼牧场
We got up early this day (because we had to) and arrived at the Kualoa Ranch just in time.
We purchased a package including:
- ATV Adventure Tours (which is the most fun)
After the tour at the ranch, we spent our final Hawaiian afternoon at Lanikai Beach.
Day 5: Paradise ✈️ Reality | 理想 ✈️ 现实
… back to the cold reality.