When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!
We asked Catherine Toth Fox, journalist and blogger @thedailydish, for her insider scoop on Honolulu.
Mud Hen Water – Think classic local fare served on small plates. Try the cold ginger rabbit with puffed rice or a kimchi omelette with fried pig skin and shallot ketchup.
Pint + Jigger – With 20 brews on tap and a tempting raft of handcrafted cocktails (many of which feature local ingredients), this gastropub is a local favourite. It does a great happy hour, too.
My Perfect Day: “A morning surf in Waikiki before the sun peeks over Diamond Head and a walk up the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail.”
Aiea Loop Trail – This easy roughly eight-kilometre hike winds along the ridge of Halawa Valley, showcasing views of Oahu’s southern coastline from Pearl Harbor to the Waianae Range.
Ka‘ena Point – The end of Farrington Highway is the westernmost point of the island – and the site of one of the last intact dune ecosystems among the main Hawaiian Islands.
Insider info – Hiding on busy King Street, The Little Oven is a special dessert shop that enjoys a devoutly loyal following, mostly because of its unpredictable edible creations!