Hawaii Travel Guide - 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu

Matt's Travel Tips

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    One of the most spectacularly beautiful places on Earth. Known as the “Gathering Place,” join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, and what to eat on the incredible island of Oahu.
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    -Coconut Waikiki
    -Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
    -Waikiki Boutique Hostel
    Below are some of my personal favorite places…all highly recommended, but I left off a few places…there is so much good food on Oahu. Best bet is to ask the locals…they know best:)
    ONE FANTASTIC RESTAURANT that didn’t make the video, but is absolutely delicious is Marukame Udon Noodles in Waikiki. I only didn’t include it, because it’s already so well known. Also Dat Cajun Guy in Hale’iwa is another excellent spot that didn’t make the video.
    Featured Places to Eat:
    -Leonard’s Bakery
    -Helena’s Hawaiian Foods
    -Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
    -The Pig & The Lady
    -Diamond Head Market & Grill
    -Ahi Assassins
    -Ono Seafood
    (No website that I could find. Open 9AM-6PM, Closed Sunday & Monday)
    -Maguro Bros.
    (No website that I could find. Open 9AM-3PM, Closed Sunday)
    -Matsumoto’s Shave Ice
    -Kokonuts Shave Ice
    -Waiola Shave Ice
    BEACHES:-Waimanalo Bay (Windward Side)
    -Lanikai Beach (Windward Side)
    -Kahana Bay Beach Park (Windward Side)
    -Waimea Bay (North Shore)
    -Sunset Beach (North Shore)
    -Makapu’u Beach (Southeastern Oahu)
    -Ala Moana Beach (Honolulu)
    -Waikiki (Honolulu)
    -Halona Beach (Near the Halona Blowhole)
    -Haunama Bay (Southeastern Oahu)
    -Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Hours: Sun 6:30AM-3PM, Wed&Sat 8AM-3PM)
    -Haunama Bay
    -Scuba Diving (Reef Pirates Diving)
    -Go on a Hike
    (Hikes Featured: Diamond Head Crater Hike, Makapu’u Lighthouse Point Hike, Lanikai Pill Box Hike, Koko Head Crater Railway Trail)
    -Halona Blowhole
    -Waimea Valley & Falls
    -Rent a Car and Explore the Islands
    Don’t Miss:
    Kailua (Especially the Farmer’s Market outside Whole Foods every Thursday evening)
    Kāneʻohe (Especially the Botanical Gardens and the Valley of the Temples
    Kualoa Ranch
    Kayaking out to Mokili’i Island
    -Lastly…explore Waikiki
    The Bishop Museum is a very cool museum in Honolulu
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    1. Jump for Joy with Michael

      Aloha everyone. Make sure to check the Hawaii website has the travel rules have changed effective Nov. 2020. You’ll want to have your COVID-19 test results before boarding plane. If you’re going to Oahu Hawaii, I have 8 things you should do! kgup.info/get/oaWbYWujZH-FZ6U/video

    2. Dan Ta

      Yang sayang aku like yang cinta allah coment.

    3. Nha Ra

      Yang sayang aku like yang cinta allah coment.

    4. Matthew Chipman

      A lot of fun to watch. Matt: Did you know that nine years ago. I was hit by a car. The car was a White Nissan Maxima driving. 30 MPH and I fractured my skull. I had to Be in Denver Health Hospital for 11 weeks. And the first 3 days. Comatose and had A Cerebral Brain Hemorrhage. A neurosurgeon saved my life.



    6. Kristyn Price

      We legit followed everything he suggested local to Waikiki - he fucking nailed it. Everything was amazing, AND we loved that he didn't add too much fluff to his recommendations like other videos

    7. Rosie C


    8. Rebecca Woods

      Great video! Thank you!

    9. Tapash Kumar Bhattacharjee

      really enjoyed very much. thanking you & waiting for the next .

    10. ros mane

      great video ❤️

      1. Matt's Travel Tips


    11. Janna Banana

      You mentioned Obama... Im out

      1. Dale Jennings

        @janna banana how about grow the hell up. I don’t like Obama either but he is entitled to his opinion. If you don’t like it then just leave. There’s no reason to be a douche about it.

      2. Matt's Travel Tips

        Sorry, not sorry

    12. Ömer Korkmaz

      The eternal lights flow pure to the hearts. I wish you a holy night. On a Friday afternoon I slept with ablutions in prayer. In my dream I saw that I am in my home garden. There had to be a time when the prayers weren't refused. There was a glass of tea in my right hand. I took a sip of this tea. It carried tea and bloomed beautiful roses wherever it was poured. It was a very fragrant dream too. O God who rules the earth and the sky and everything. This dream means, it indicates that I am the grandson of the Messenger Muhammad (God's greeting should be upon him and all messengers). O God who rules the earth and the sky and everything. It carried tea and bloomed beautiful roses wherever it was poured. This indicates that my lineage will be clean, beautiful, and blessed by the end of time. O God who rules the earth and the sky and everything. The sip I gave tea. It indicates that I will appear before God as a martyr. One night I slept with ablutions in prayer. O God who rules the earth and the sky and everything. In my dream I saw 7 stars engraved on my right hand. 7 engraved stars mean that I will have a very great power over Islam and that 7 very holy people will come from my descent. After morning prayer. I saw my dream about the ark of the covenant. The ark was behind a curtain. The curtain opened and suddenly eternal lights pour from the ark into my heart. O God who rules the earth and the sky and everything. This dream means that it points out that from the ark of the covenant all the sciences and the eternal lights flow into my heart and that I will become a very holy person. One night I slept with ablutions in prayer. O God who rules the earth and the sky and everything. I saw the number 777 in my dream, three seven glowing green. The dream means that from 1 to 777 all my wishes will come true. Green 777 means that I am called from heaven. Green 777 means that I will soon be very rich. Best regards💖💚💫💥💦💞👆☝🤲💦💫💚

    13. Gabrielle Prampin

      Go to shimazu!!!! they have such good shave ice

    14. Stephen Ruiz

      YESSS THE ALA WAI CANAL IS THE ARGUABLY THE BEST PLACE TO SNORKEL! Despite being in the middle of the city, so much marine life!!

    15. Griffin Hodkins

      Just got back yesterday. I’ve never felt such sadness leaving a place. I love Oahu.

    16. Tony Caleb

      You did the Gatorade perfectly 😂😂😂

    17. Wisha Carmona-Reyes

      You are the perfect versión of Owen Wilson!! Did anybody ever tell you that you kind of resemble his looks but BETTER!?? 😊😎 Great video!

      1. Matt's Travel Tips

        Haha never heard that, but I’ll take it:) Glad you liked the video! Cheers, M

    18. WBJ Adventures

      we love Hawaii

    19. Ralph Nagal

      Matt! I was supposed to fly to Hawaii a month ago and was devastated I couldn’t go. I miss all the food and the Aloha hospitality. Can’t wait to try your recommendations! Oh love the submariner man🤙🏻😃

    20. Gina Bee

      I’m going to explore Oahu with some of the sites you mentioned. Thank you from Waikiki 😊

    21. AmberTheGamingCat

      When I visited Oahu I did all of these. But My absolute favorites weren’t in this video. I liked going to a night Luau, snorkeling with dolphins, also turtle bay.

      1. AmberTheGamingCat

        Also after my amazing experience in Oahu I want to live there.

      2. AmberTheGamingCat

        @Matt's Travel Tips Oh NO they weren’t in captivity, we went out on a boat into the ocean to do it.

      3. Matt's Travel Tips

        All great options as well:) As long as the dolphins weren’t in captivity. Cheers, M

    22. Bennett Krenz

      I wish I can go to Hawaii.

    23. Denise Neptune

      Thank u matt

    24. Kathleen Long

      SURF 🏄‍♂️ 🏄‍♀️

    25. Kathleen Long

      Yes a Fantastic Beautiful ⛱

    26. Andrew Speak

      This video has annoyed me so much, not because it's bad, but because it's fecking great. We were there in 2019 and hoped to be back this year, Covid happened and the UK advised against foreign travel. Damn pandemics...

      1. Matt's Travel Tips

        Amen brother. Glad you liked the vid. Hope we can all get back to normal soon. Stay safe! Be well! Best, M

    27. Have A Nice Day

      Sadly Ahi Assasins has closed

      1. Matt's Travel Tips

        I heard that. Very sad. Loved that place. Best, M

    28. Katrina Pomaikai

      Two my favorite spots on the island is the crack seed store in the city and swap meet at the stadium

    29. Zahra Ebrahimi

      Very good video, like :) Respectfully speaking, it would have been a little better for viewer if you don't switch once every few seconds between Hawaii and yourself in that abstract background...

    30. owleyes 11

      I never drove around the island of Oahu and I don't think anyone did.

    31. Franck & Mose

      Thanks I'm going soon

    32. Ryan Nelson

      COVID is killing the economy out here that's based off tourism. It's kind of weird watching how crowded it is in your video.

      1. Ryan Nelson

        @Matt's Travel Tips Thanks Matt, your video also reminded me I was only at pearl harbor to ride a ship to the big island in 2018 and never officially went to the USS Arizona memorial. I could see it from the pier with a Japanese Navy ship docked in the same view. Left me feeling conflicted, I do need to go back one day.

      2. Matt's Travel Tips

        Oh I know. It’s so sad. I hear about it almost every day from my family out there. This damn virus! Hope you’re staying safe and healthy. All the best, M

    33. Mike Fahey

      This guy is awesome

      1. Matt's Travel Tips


    34. Nathaniel Takao

      i would recommend rainbow drive in

    35. hothotheat3000

      Might want to bring cash. Your mainland bank likely doesn’t have a branch here, and a lot of smaller food joints require cash.

    36. Ricker Lee

      We're going this Sunday. Watching this again. I like your tips and ideas.

    37. HMAUS Tips

      I agree he nailed t! But don't stand on the wall at the Pali. Almost as bad an idea as standing next to the Blow Hole to take a picture which he didn't do. Enjoy and stay safe! Good job!

    38. Hamid Shafizadeh

      Hello . My brother The island of Hawaii is an Iranian name, as is the island of Hono Lu Lu Hawaii in Persian means the place where the weather is mostly stormy. And Hono Lulu means an island that is as beautiful and luminous as an oyster There are many Iranian artifacts in Hawaii that have been deliberately destroyed by the West, but there are traces of ziggurats (pyramids) that were dedicated to the sun and the "fire worship" of the ancient Iranians. The Israelites learned the tradition of circumcision from the Iranians Cyrus rescued the children of Israel from captivity in the city of Babylon and they lived in Iran for 300 years. Meanwhile, the children of Israel did not know anything about sailors and geography and their number was very small and the children of Israel are generally cowardly and ambitious people. God bless

    39. Brian Wolf

      Where is the mermaid beach I don’t think he mentioned that one

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    41. sheila lang

      Okay! I love you! Thank you soo much. I really enjoyed your video! Much Aloha!

      1. Matt's Travel Tips

        Thank you!!!

    42. Autonomous Free-Man

      Great video brother.

      1. Autonomous Free-Man

        @Matt's Travel Tips you’re welcome. Thank you. Please see my page and like and comment on what you like. You know.

      2. Matt's Travel Tips

        Thanks a lot! Cheers, M

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    44. California

      I've never been to Hawaii but I wanna go in January. What island is best to visit for a first timer?

      1. Sarah B

        Great question! I’m curious too

    45. Chris Nugent

      Great Video! Recommend Joe's Grill Express local restaurant near the airport in an industrial park. Great breakfast grub.

    46. Craig Jacobson

      you need to write a book

    47. frawldog

      🇺🇸 💩

    48. The Adventure Buddies

      Paradise 😍✨

    49. LovelySmile

      Beautiful Fenelon Fall Watch and subscribe please kgup.info/get/emxqparaiI6pr6k/video

    50. Kimo Maile

      Matt "forgot" to mention the beautiful Kailua Beach . . . . let me guess, he didn't want to ruin it 'cause he lives in Kailua. 😊

    51. A D

      The jellyfish segment made me laugh. As someone who lived on Oahu for 7 years, I too, have to say you nailed this list. Brought back a lot of wonderful memories, too. Mahalo!

    52. Ken Federighi

      While I spent 6 weeks on Kauai in 1982, I never spent time on O’ahu. I’m coming in November to meet my birth-father, who has lived there since 1976. Ironically, he was on Kauai when I was there. I found him, and my siblings through DNA testing this year. Your video gave me a lot of places, to look forward to visiting.

      1. XxxNo3xxX

        It is the gathering place after all

    53. Kapono Kukahiko

      You should try Wai'anae beaches ie Keawa'ula, or Makaha, even Poka'i bay. Not just north, south, and east. Wai'anae has some good beaches.

    54. Laqueena Brown

      I wonder the best place for me to move to Hawaii would be i wanna live off grid

    55. Patricia Spencer

      I can’t wait to enjoy my Christmas vacations this 2020

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    57. Jordan Tom

      Nice list.

    58. Jezneil Ramos

      We visited some of the places here and they were amazing! We made a video too! Thank you! kgup.info/get/Y7GcfKmqdHiYqW4/video

    59. mafija 26

      Its soo hard because i live in macedonia and i am poor and i will never visit hawaii

    60. AY Forest

      I wish I could go, im in lockdown 😩 to those people in the future out of lockdown have a nice day.

    61. ashley taylor

      Omg you know how to eat ♥️

    62. Reuben Lee Brown

      Curious, anyone know where to do motor sports like dirt bikes, watercraft like jet skies, atvs, etc... ?

    63. TravelQ

      Wow, well captured !! PS. I’m a youtuber too! Would love to support other channels!💜✨

    64. LittleMissIssues

      Matt, I am watching this video for the 5th time!! I have been to Oahu 4 times and was planning my next trip when all this "scam stuff" happened....anyway I totally love the island, and this video and would love to go to Oahu with you!!! :) Maholo!

    65. Nico Felsberg

      Unbelievable! Thx for an amazing video about our favorite island! Greets from Germany...

    66. 4K Nature Hawaii Relaxation Videos

      Mahalo for debunking the whole "shi-shi on the man-o-war sting" bit.

    67. The Chill Lif3

      The real Hawaii on Oahu is Kaneohe side

    68. Goranneli Episodes

      watch this too - kgup.info/get/mm96c4GpnHiMe6E/video

    69. Ravi Matta

      Are there any vegetarian options?

    70. KittyBlues Pink Shoes

      Does Hawaii have options for vegans?

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    72. Valentina Rodriguez

      the tips were amazing I will make sure to use them when I head back. MAHALO ;)

    73. Landon

      I'm hoping to go to college here.

    74. Heather Brown Music

      This is by FAR the best travel video I've ever seen for any place! Anyways, coming solo to Ohau and to island hop for a couple weeks next summer. Thanks for the amazing tips!! Oh and great sense of humor hah!

      1. Matt's Travel Tips

        Thanks you! Have an amazing time:) All the best, M

    75. Finding Home

      Great Tips! Wonderful Job Matt! #LuckyWeLiveHI

    76. Sgt. Lemon The Soldier

      Good video 👍👍👍

    77. Shannon Martinez

      I recommend koolina beach,Sandy's for big waves and week streets demond head for hikes but in all he is spot on with the best places to go .

    78. John Hess

      Matt, you miss Hanuma Bay... ☹️

      1. John Hess

        Sowie... I jumped the gun too quick... u put it under Park n not beach... 😬

    79. Dark Corgy

      This is where markiplier born

    80. Lisa Isabella

      The Island,where is no any DEMONCRAT!

    81. Hawaiian_Warrior

      Keep hawaii hawaiian 🙏🤙🏽

    82. Rich Henry

      Im going to be debt free in a year. After that ill be able to save alot of money. I plan to move to Oahu. Any advice?

    83. Norma Morales

      Oye no te queremos ver a ti, tú estás haciendo un vídeo para enseñar los paisajes de las islas 🌴

    84. Compass Travelers: Kasey & Calvin

      LOVE YOUR KGup! Check out mine to watch a travel/lifestyle and health and wellness tips from the couple compass travelers! xo

    85. jocelyneanne8

      You’ve got great 👍 energy 👏😝😂😁love this!

    86. Susan Dcosta

      I absolutely love this video :*

    87. Leslie Felter

      In the future i hope

    88. marty9957

      I was somewhat disappointed that your favorite points of interest did not include Schofield Barracks and Hickham Air Force Base. Those are two very noteworthy historical places snd if you mention Peal Harbor, it just seems like it's just half the picture in history. Maybe next time you can present the U.S. Army's involvement in the attack that took us to WWII. I remember we used to run up to Kole Kole Pass from our barracks for PT often. Another interesting point on Oahu.

    89. Maree Bee

      I just want to be near the water again, one of my favorite things is water and oceans and beached ahh I just want my feet to hit the sand, see the crystal clear blue water, have the waves it me, the islands are so beautiful and omg I just eek!

    90. Cass DiGiovanni

      such a great helpful video thank you so much!

    91. Hà Nguyễn

      we've been there 2 times

    92. TomGreek1980

      Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 7-Eleven.

    93. Lee Erin

      Wdym super charming Chinatown, always robbing, lots of homeless ppl, it stinks :>

    94. I believe In better

      My mother grew up here and I used to visit her every summer during my childhood. God bless your mom. Grew up I guess when she was young. Why were you not with your mother your entire childhood? Who raised you and where? I once knew a guy named Troy who went by the name Matt, too. Are you him,? I think his job was like a personal office job, (not cubicle). If so, you sure as heck must be a vampire. Not a year older lookin. Reminds me of Rod Stewart's song 'some guys have all the luck'.

    95. LifeLostSoul

      Okay we have to talk about Dimond Head Trail. So by no means is it a hard hike but it's not as super easy as everyone says it is either. It's even rated as easy on all trails. OMG I hiked Moana falls that was rated "moderate" and the Moana Falls was so much easier!! And I lived and hiked in Colorado before moving to Oahu. Like honestly it might be more difficult because it's mostly paved.

    96. Lone Potato

      “I dare you to find a better sandwich in the country”. People from Texas: “ever hear about a place called whataburger?”

    97. TheLatigoKid

      One of the very best travel videos I have ever seen. I can't imagine how much work went into producing this video. Epic.

      1. Matt's Travel Tips

        Thanks so much for the kind words!! And lots of work haha. All the best, M

    98. Plate lunch express

      14. don't, go somewhere where you'll be welcomed.

    99. Kameren Higdon

      im bummed because my boyfriend and I are going but we're both 20 so we cant rent a car :(

      1. Kameren Higdon

        it does say so on their website but when i actually entered my info it said that that specific location doesn’t offer any

      2. Matt's Travel Tips

        Oh I’m sorry to hear that. Well hopefully you make it there soon:) Stay safe...All the best, M

      3. Kameren Higdon

        Matt's Travel Tips i thought so as well but when i actually looked into it they aren’t offering any for my age group! but our trip got canceled this morning anyways unfortunately

      4. Matt's Travel Tips

        Kameren Higdon I’m pretty sure Hertz has a minimum age of 20. I would call Hertz in Hawaii to double check that policy. But this is from their website: www.hertz.com/rentacar/misc/index.jsp?targetPage=Hertz_Renting_to_Drivers_Under_25.jsp