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3 Days in Oahu - Day 2 in the North Shore

Get ready for day 2 in Oahu.  Hope you’re rested because we have a full day in the North Shore!

A charming view of Haleiwa Bridge in Haleiwa town, North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, a historic wooden bridge over the Anahulu Stream surrounded by lush greenery.Haleiwa Bridge

7:30 AM  Breakfast at Yogur Story

Move over eggs & bacon, and get ready for a dynamite menu with explosive flavors!  Prime Rib Moco, Ube (purple) Pancakes, Crab Benedict, and Fried Chicken & Waffles for starters…and yes they have bacon & eggs as well if you want to stick to the basics.

9:30 AM  Get Lost in the Dole Pineapple Maze

A fun and exciting view of the Dole Pineapple Garden Maze in Wahiawa, Hawaii, a sprawling maze made of vibrant green hedges shaped like pineapple plants, offering a unique and enjoyable experience for visitors to navigate through.

The Dole Plantation along with their founder James Dole are responsible for growing pineapple here in Hawaii and producing the best fruit you’ll ever taste.

Today the Dole Plantation is known for their train rides, delicious Dole Whips, and an expansive maze that you’ll have fun getting lost in!  Note that it takes about an average of 40 minutes before you complete the maze.

Consider the 20 minute train ride if that’s too much.  Whatever you do, make sure you do it with a Dole Whip in hand!

11 AM   Beach Time in the Bay

A beautiful view of Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, featuring a golden sandy beach, clear turquoise waters, and impressive waves that attract surfers from all over the world.Waimea Bay

You could pretty much pick any beach to visit on the North Shore and could almost guarantee it will be a great time.  But if I can only choose one, it would be Waimea Bay.

It’s such a beautiful bay that offers big wave watching in the wintertime and lots of summer fun activities as well.  There’s even a massive rock that jets out of the water that kids sometimes climb on and take daring leaps back into the ocean.

There’s a good chance you might skip the rest of the itinerary and enjoy the rest of the day here!

12:30  PM Find a Shrimp Truck for Lunch

A delicious view of the Kahuku Shrimp Fumi's Truck in Kahuku, Hawaii, a popular food truck known for its flavorful shrimp dishes and other tasty seafood options.

Shrimp trucks and shrimp farms are popular in the north shore, especially towards the town of Kahuku.  And while a few places serve it up different ways, garlic butter shrimp is the traditional way and most popular.

Giovanni’s and Fumi are 2 of the most popular shrimp trucks, but they’re all good in my option. Get a good fill and a few pics before heading back towards Waimea Valley.

2 PM  Stroll to a Grand Waterfall

A beautiful view of Waimea Falls in Waimea Valley, North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Surrounded by lush greenery, this majestic waterfall offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.Waimea Falls

Waimea is not only known for the bay, but for its impressive waterfall located in the back of Waimea Valley.

For a small fee you can enter the park and walk along the botanical gardens on a mostly paved road for about 2 miles until you reach the Waimea Waterfall.

There are lifeguards on duty and life jackets available if you wish to swim in the waterfall pool.

4:30 PM Shave Ice Time in Haleiwa

A tasty view of North Shore Shave Ice on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. This popular dessert spot serves refreshing and colorful shave ice with a variety of flavors and toppings, making it a delightful treat for everyone.

Shave Ice is one of the characteristics that defines the North Shore, and you’ll find a few places that sell it in Old Town Haleiwa, including famous Motsumoto’s Shave Ice.

Adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the bottom of your snow cone is their trademark special touch.  This North Shore town is filled with boutique shops, local art galleries, and institutional surf shops.

Have fun walking around and make sure to walk across the landmark Haleiwa Bridge.

6 PM  Dinner with a Sunset

A popular restaurant called Haleiwa Joe's in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Known for its delicious food and friendly atmosphere, they serve fresh seafood, tasty steaks, and other delicious dishes that satisfy both locals and visitors.

Why not end your trip to the North Shore with a memorable meal and a seat that comes with a sunset view.

Haleiwa Joe’s and The Beach House are two great choices before heading back to town.  They both come with open air views of the ocean.

2 days down and one more day filled with fun and new adventures on Oahu coming up...!

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