The North shore of Oahu is an ideal day trip from Waikiki so why not ask the hotel to hire a car for the day, pack a picnic and explore. Driving around the island is straightforward but try to avoid Honolulu's rush hour.

A suggestion for the day would be to spend a couple of hours exploring historical Honolulu, with its colonial buildings, leafy parks, palaces and art galleries. From there head north on route 61 stopping at Queen Emma's palace and Pali lookout, a beautiful spot between the mountains and the site of a bloody historical battle. Route 61 takes you through the tunnel and from there you follow the shore. Make sure you stop at one of the shrimp trucks for a tasty snack and look out for Kualoa Ranch where countless films have been filmed (from Jurassic Park to the Descendants).

The main surf action takes place at Kahuku on the northern tip of Oahu which hosts the world’s premier surfing competitions including the Super Bowl of wave riding, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November - December). The months between November and February are the best times to watch big wave surfing when massive waves can sometimes swell up to thirty feet or more and can even be dangerous for experienced surfers so please heed warning signs. From May to September, the waves subside, creating a more tranquil atmosphere for surfing, swimming and sunbathing.

Rather than return the same route, complete the island circuit and stop in Haleiwa Town, the ultimate surf town for a rainbow flavoured shave ice, the perfect way to end your day on the North Shore.

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