Things to do on the windward side of Oahu- Part 3

When you exit The Valley of the Temples you’ll turn left onto Kahekili Hwy which will merge onto Kamehameha Hwy.  This highway will literally take you all the way to the North Shore. Keep heading down the road for about 3.5 miles and you’ll see …

**Waiahole Poi Factory**

If you’re looking for some authentic yummy hawaiian food, stop your car and get some of the best on the island right here.

**Kualoa Beach**

Chinaman’s Hat is located 0.3 miles from the shore.  And the beach park is huge, making it a great place for camping or weekend BBQ’s with the whole family.

**Kualoa Ranch**

Right across the street you can visit Kualoa Ranch.  The ranch offers horseback riding and ATV riding through the most beautiful valleys.  You can take a Movie Tour and visit some of the sites of where movies like Jurassic Park, 50 first dates, Mighty Joe Young, Lost and if you’re lucky a filming in progress.  They even have a cafe to purchase lunch or a snack.

**Ka’a’awa Beach**

This is the beach that I grew up going to with my family.  We’d wake up before the sunrise, stop off at the store and buy all the foods and drinks we need for the entire day that we had planned for the beach.  We’d meet up with my dads family and have the best time from sunrise to sunset.

**Polynesia Cultural Center**

The PCC is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit here on Oahu on the Windward Side.  Here you’ll be able to experience the different cultures of the Polynesian people.  They’ve built a park where within they’ve designated “villages” to represent Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti etc.  It can be an all day activity by doing all of this, or you can just attend the Luau and evening show called “Ha- breath of life”.  Even if this is a tourist attraction, me and my kids love to spend the day here.

Well, that’s it guys.  I hope you enjoyed these post on the Windward Side of Oahu. It’s very laid back in comparison to the other side of the island where you’ll find the hustle and bustle of life and I couldn’t see myself living anywhere else.

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