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Having Fun in Haleiwa

Way up on Oahu’s North Shore resides the quaint little town of Haleiwa. Known for it’s beachside charm, famous street, shave ice, and the food trucks that are found here, Haleiwa serves as the unofficial welcoming committee to the famous North Shore, and a place that you must visit during your trip to Oahu.

Most often, if you are heading up to the North Shore, you will be spending an entire day here, checking out the beaches, eating, and taking in the sites. The winter months bring big waves and the summer months create perfect ocean conditions for outdoor activities and fun in the sun. Haleiwa features plenty to do and see, so making a day here is a great option for your trip.

There are great options for dining in Haleiwa, but you will be drawn to the food trucks and the delicious plate lunches that are made in the small kitchens. Permanently stationed at the beginning of town, there are quite a few to choose from, and each has their own specialty. Using local ingredients and fresh shrimp from nearby farms, these delicious plates set the tone for your day, and will be one of your favorite meals in Hawaii.

One of the stops you will be making in Haleiwa is at Matsumoto’s, the world famous shave ice shop that brings visitors from all over the world, and makes one of the best sweet treats you will ever have. Choose from a variety of flavors and extras to make the shave ice yours, and enjoy at Haleiwa Beach Park, just a short drive away.

As far as activities go, you will want to be in the water, and with so many options to choose from, you’ll need some advice. Stand-up Paddle Boarding at Haleiwa Beach Park is quite fun, and taking a surf lesson here is an option also. One of the most popular ocean activities is diving with sharks on a Hawaii Shark Cage Tour. Taking place off the coast of the island, this daring adventure puts you face to face with sharks in their natural habitat and is one of the most thrilling adventures you will ever take part in.

Oahu’s North Shore and the town of Haleiwa play a big role in the island’s identity. The beauty of the area and the history of the town, plus the great activities and places to eat make this a must for any trip. You’ll have a great day in Haleiwa, and will be itching to get back here once you head home.

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