Make your vacation escape to the lush, tropical island of Oahu. Enjoy your much-needed break surrounded by sand, sun, fun, and plenty of rest and relaxation. You’ll find plenty of things to keep you busy, including nightlife in Oahu, and an array of shopping options where you’re sure to score the perfect gift or souvenir.
The stores are a Hawaiian convenience store staple throughout the island chain. You won’t have far to go before encountering one – there’s likely one within walking distance of your accommodations. Convenience items include bottled water, grocery items like bread and milk, as well as Hawaiian- and beach-themed souvenirs. If you forgot some sandals, you’ll likely find a pair to fit your vacation needs in one of these stores.
Big Island Candies
Indulge your sweet tooth. For over 40 years, the company has been home to some of Hawaii’s best cookies, chocolates, confections, and sweet tooth-satisfying goodies. Choose from milk chocolate dipped Macadamia nut shortbread, cocoa dusted chocolate almonds, Hawaiian Red Chili toffee, and a variety of other treats. Pair your new favorites with one of their coffee blends. For those who can’t decide on one item, there are gift baskets and boxes that offer a combination of sweet, delicious flavors!
Blue Note Hawaii
Honolulu Magazine and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser have rated the club Hawaii’s Best Live Music Venue. The venue hosts two shows nightly full of world-class talents. You’ll hear the best musicians in jazz, pop, rock, reggae, and traditional Hawaiian music. Added to the music, enjoy a unique dinner experience, craft cocktails, and more.
If a “Made in Hawaii” stamp is important for the items you pick up during your Hawaiian vacation, make sure to add a stop here. You’ll find authentic, fun, products that celebrate “ohana and Hawai’i’s unique sense of place.” Every item, including wood picture frames, wall art, ornaments, games, and more is made right in Hawaii!
Take your pick of the array of comedy clubs across the island! All of them are ready to make you laugh. In addition to many “resident” comedians at various clubs, they also host several visiting acts.
Waikiki, Kailua, Manoa, and many other places across Oahu hold farmers’ markets. You’ll find homemade and handmade arts, crafts, and more. Pick up fresh produce, honey, and other delicious ingredients for your next homemade meal. If you’re looking for fashion, there are several malls and shopping centers, including Windward Mall, Ala Moana Center, Royal Hawaiian Center, and many others. You’ll find what you’re looking for, from necessities left behind at home to the perfect “Made in Hawaii” souvenir.
There is an array of karaoke bars and locales that offer the fun – and often embarrassing – activity. Showcase your own talent, or cheer on those brave enough to get on stage. If you’d rather display your talents for only your loved ones, several karaoke clubs offer special private rooms, so you can enjoy the night without the dreaded embarrassment.
You won’t have to go far to find a place where you can attend an authentic Hawaiian lu’au. These traditional Hawaiian parties include native Hawaiian cuisine like poi, poke, lomi salmon, and more. Entertainment is often traditional Hawaiian music, kanikapila, and hula. Be careful! Some shows may even pull you up on stage for a hula lesson! Many hotels offer shows nightly or weekly, while others are produced by private companies at other locations around the island.
Moonlight Dinner Cruise in Honolulu
It’s a great activity if you’re looking for a special date night activity. Cruise through the waters of Honolulu by moonlight while you enjoy a three-course dinner at the same time. Choose from indoor seating or seating on the boat’s premium upper deck. Enjoy soft drinks or bottled water with your meal. A knowledgeable guide will fill you in on some of the facts of the area while you enjoy the ride.
The District Nightclub
Spice up the night just moments from Waikiki. The club is one of Honolulu’s newest nightlife experiences, where the fun lasts seemingly all night long. Enjoy dancing and other nightlife, including their specially designed 23-foot DJ booth, leveled dancing floors, and more than ten VIP tables for the ultimate night club experience on Oahu.
Your Shopping and Nightlife Home Base
From a cozy studio for a solo or sweetheart escape featuring loads of shopping and nightlife experiences, to a 2-bedroom unit to include even more of your loved ones, Midway Vacations has a cozy vacation rental on Oahu that’s just right to make your home base. Arrive and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away and be replaced by the spirit of Aloha. Our homes have plenty of secure storage to hold all your new purchases. Prepare ingredients for a picnic on the beach or any other meal in the fully equipped kitchen, relax in an open living space, or retreat to a private bedroom.