"Oh, the weather outside is frightful" never really applied to Hawaii around Christmas time, but this winter’s been a different case altogether. It’s important, then, to keep things in perspective. We’re in Hawaii, for goodness sake! At least we are not dealing with blackouts or ice storms like the folks in New Hampshire.
Here are a few things to keep you in the holiday spirit:
- Morning light: If you’re the walking/running type, then enjoy the A.M. hubbub around Diamond Head. Be sure to stop at Cliff’s, the famed DH surf spot, for a breather and to watch the morning surfers at play.
- By day: Take a lazy stroll along Kalakaua and Kuhio Streets in Waikiki to soak up the Hawaiian style holiday vibe. Don’t forget to walk around the International Market Place in the afternoon for some souvenir/gift-shopping.
- After sunset: Enjoy a cocktail and a pupu at La Mariana Sailing Club, Honolulu’s oldest tiki bar, by Ke’ehi Lagoon
- At night: Take a nice drive/stroll around Iolani Palace in the evening to enjoy the holiday lights and decorations. The Santa in surf trunks is always a big hit.
Sure, it’s been a bit rainy round these parts, but the weather shouldn’t damper our spirits — not in the slightest!