Author(s): Jeanette Foster
* Our author, a Hawaii native, hits all the highlights, from Pearl Harbor to Diamong Head and beyond. She's checked out all the island's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. * You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; an in-depth look at historic Waikiki; detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; advice on planning a successful vacation; tours of the North Shore and Southern Oahu and the Windward Coast; and a run-down of the island's best camping, hiking, and beaches.
A resident of the Big Island, Jeanette Foster has skied the slopes of Mauna Kea-during a Fourth of July ski meet, no less-and gone scuba diving with manta rays off the Kona Coast. A prolific writer widely published in travel, sports, and adventure magazines, she's also a contributing editor to Hawaii magazine, the editor of Zagat's Survey to Hawaii's Top Restaurants, and the Hawaii chapter author of 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada Before You Die. In addition to writing this guide, Jeanette is the author of Frommer's Hawaii 2011; Frommer's Maui 2011; Frommer's Kauai; Frommer's Hawaii with Kids; Frommer's Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu; Frommer's Hawaii Day by Day; and Frommer's Maui Day by Day.
16 Favorite Moments. 1 Strategies for Seeing Oahu. Strategies for Seeing Oahu. 2 The Best Full-Day Tours. The Best of Oahu in Three Days. The Best of Oahu in One Week. The Best of Oahu in Two Weeks. 3 The Best Special-Interest Tours. Honolulu & Oahu with Kids. A Week of Oahu History & Culture. Wartime Honolulu. Historic Waikiki. Oahu's Best Gardens. Honolulu for Art Lovers. Romantic Honolulu & Oahu. 4 The Best of Honolulu & Waikiki. Historic Chinatown. Walking the Beach of Waikiki. Historic Honolulu. Kapiolani Park. Dining Best Bets. Honolulu & Waikiki Restaurants A to Z. Lodging Best Bets. Waikiki Hotels A to Z. Shopping Best Bets. Honolulu & Waikiki Shopping A to Z. Nightlife & Performing Arts Best Bets. Nightlife & Performing Arts A to Z. 5 The Best Regional Tours. The North Shore. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Southern Oahu & the Windward Coast. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. 6 The Best Beaches. Beaches Best Bets. Oahu Beaches A to Z. 7 The Great Outdoors. Oahu's Best Hiking & Camping. Oahu's Best Golf Courses. Adventures on Land. Oahu's Best Snorkeling. Adventures in the Ocean. The Savvy Traveler. Before You Go. Getting There. Fast Facts. Hawaii: A Brief History. The Hawaiian Language. Eating in Honolulu. Recommended Reading. Index.