Despite the unseasonably summer-like weather, Halloween is a great time to visit the Hawaiian Islands. As the most bustling area of Hawaii, Honolulu delivers a spooky good time when celebrating this special fall season. With a variety of festivals, celebrations, and scary haunts, there is something for everyone in the family on the island of Oahu. Before you take off on your Hawaiian Halloween adventure, be sure give this guide a quick read.
HALLOWEEN FUN OPTIONS
As one of the most popular museums in Honolulu, the Bishop Museum is home to a special Halloween-themed laser show set to classic songs such as “Thriller.” Children will delight in the offerings at the various local pumpkin patches. Favorites include the Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch located at Waimanalo Country Farms and the Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival Public Picking. A myriad of haunted houses will deliver a scary time for those thrill-seekers in your family. Do not miss the Mysteries of Hawaii, Hawaii’s original ghost tours company. It offers ghost tours and other special events to frighten the whole family. The Honolulu Ghost Tours is a special event for adults 21 and over that takes guests on a spooky 1.5-mile walk through the Chinatown area haunting for zombies.
WHERE TO STAY FOR YOUR SPOOKTACULAR ADVENTURE
There is a myriad of Waikiki beachfront hotels that make the perfect home base for your Halloween fun. The massive Hilton Hawaiian Village is a good choice if you want a variety of shops and restaurants conveniently located on-site. The hotel also offers many luxury amenities and options for total relaxation. Or choose the luxurious Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, boasting over 1,200 guest rooms that each feature a private lanai. The on-site Na Ho’ola Spa is a magical place to relax and rejuvenate while taking in incredible views of the azure ocean waters and the sparkling sands of Waikiki Beach.
THE BEST TREATS
What is a Halloween celebration without a few good treats? Fortunately, there is no shortage of mouth-watering food in Honolulu. Start your culinary journey off with an authentic Hawaiian shaved ice. You can find this cool treat all over Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. For an upscale dining experience, be sure to consider the iconic Roy’s Waikiki restaurant, serving up today’s freshest catch along with a host of complementing side dishes and entrees fit for carnivores. If you are looking to begin your night of Halloween fun with some genuine Hawaiian pupus and drinks, Duke’s Barefoot Beach Bar has all of your noshing needs covered.
WHAT ELSE TO DO
Clearly, the big draw of Honolulu is Waikiki Beach. Be sure to carve out some time in your Halloween fun to soak up the sun and surf of this world-famous beach. There is a myriad of great stretches of sand to set up camp. A host of water activities such as boating, snorkeling, and parasailing will keep you busy for days. For an activity that is unique to Oahu, stop by the Dole Plantation on the central part of the island. Visitors to this popular tourist attraction will enjoy activities such as the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze. Do not miss sampling one of the deliciously creamy Dole Whip treats on your way out.