On Thursday we got up early to explore Pearl Harbor and get tickets early so we didn’t have to wait. We saw the USS Arizona and the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
Afterward we explored the Waianae Coast along the Farrington Highway. We drove all the way to Yokohama Bay and didn’t make it all to Koena Point because the road was too rough even with an SUV. We headed back to the windward coast and had lunch at a restaurant recommended to us by a local called Cinnamon’s in Kailua. Food was excellent. If you are ready to splurge, it’s a fun spot. They had guava pancakes and they are famous for their red velvet pancakes as well. After lunch we explored the southern half of the windward coast. We stopped at Kanikai beach and the sand felt like multi-purpose flour. It was too windy to enjoy as the sand blew everywhere. We saw the Halona Blowhole, then we spent the rest of the afternoon at the Hanauma Bay where we had to watch a safety video before we could go down to the bay. This a famous area for snorkeling.
On Friday, we headed out early to hike Diamond Head, then spent a few hours at Waikiki Beach before heading to the airport to take our flight to Maui.