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Honolulu Nightclubs Oceans 808

Oahu Nightlife Chinatown

Oahu Bars - Bambu Two Cafe

Waikiki Aquarium Sea Dragon

Retired Oahu Hikes

Mariners Ridge Hike

Mariners Ridge Hike

Drive 1000 feet up a hill and prepare to start an accelerating hike from there!  The Mariner’s Ridge Hike offers stimulating views of Koko Head and the Hawaii Kai Marina as you test your endurance, step by step, striding up this continuous mountaintop!

Reach the peak and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Windward side of Oahu. The journey will take you about 30 to 45 minutes to reach the top.

NOTE:  This trail has been deemed private and currently closed to the public.  A new gate has been constructed to keep trespassers out.  Consider good alternatives such as Makapu'u Lighthouse or Koko Head Steps.

Retired Restaurants

Brasserie Du Vin

Brasserie Du Vin - Chinatown Honolulu

After 9 years, this awesome eatery has decided to close it's door.  Step back into time in this French colonial brasserie that also slowly changes into a rustic Provencal setting once you step into their outdoor alley way seating area.  You wouldn't think you were in Honolulu.

Take a break for a traditional dinner meal, and order the delicious small plates to share while sampling their fantastic wine choices.  Fun table choices include artisan cheeses and cured meats neatly arranged on a wooden cutting board, oysters on a half shell, Pommes Frites (crispy French fries), escargot baked in pesto, garlic, and parmesan sauce, and different styles of bruschetta.

Arrive for happy hour and the menu is half off –which, by Honolulu restaurants standards, is definitely a steal! Closed as of Jan 31st, 2015

Location:  1115 Bethel St., Honolulu, HI Phone (808) 545-1115

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Retired Oahu Shopping places

Peggy's Picks

Peggy's Picks -
It's hard not to drive down Kapahulu Ave without turning your head for a glance at Peggy's Picks. It stands out from all other shops with a colorful eclectic mix of treasures that are displayed in Peggy's windows, and just outside her front door.

Step inside and you're in for a special treat, as you'll be  surrounded by an amazing collection of unique finds that Peggy has discovered during her ongoing travels around the world, and locally here on Oahu.  From carved Tikis to tribal Masks to intricate jewelry, there are some great gift items, and special souve nirs worthy of  consideration.

Open Daily 11am to 7pm

Located at:  732 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu - (808) 737-3297

Discover more at Peggy's Picks