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Today Is a Great Day

As wave after wave of immigrants landed on the shores of our tiny island, we welcomed them like the Hawaiians of... More

Events

Art on the Zoo Fence Sun, 9:00 AM

November 19, 2017

Art on the Zoo Fence

Location: Zoo Fence

A marvelous way to begin your Saturday or Sunday is with a stroll down Kalakaua Avenue toward Diamond Head. Many restaurants along the way are open for breakfast; we favor Tucker & Bevvy on Kapahulu Ave., right across from the Honolulu Zoo.

To the right of the zoo, hanging on the fence that separates the lions and tigers from the truly dangerous animals, is an array of original art — the most recent examples of a Waikiki tradition spanning more than 50 years. Best of all, the artists are there, too!

From whimsical to mysterious to bold and cheerful, the artwork is a rainbow of individuals’ expressions of their home, Hawaii. All of the pieces are for sale at reasonable prices, and the artists are happy to discuss their work.

By the way, if you’re a late sleeper, not to worry: The exhibit is open until 3 pm.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Honolulu
Massage Monday Mon, 9:00 AM

November 20, 2017

Massage Monday

Location: Shiatsu & Massage Center

Monday is Massage Day in Waikiki. Why not? Everyone loves a massage, and there’s no better way to pamper yourself. Here are two special spas that we recommend from personal experience:

Shiatsu & Massage Center

This top-ranked spa offers a full range of massage services, silky sheets, all-natural oils and a healing ambience glowing with Himalayan salt lamps. Convenient location, friendly & skillful staff, open till 11 pm.

Spa Pure

Glowing testimonials confirm this spa’s merits. Whether you choose a luxurious granite sauna with an herbal steam dome, a range of traditional massages or the unique ocean massage, you’ll be in heaven when you’re done! Within 10 minutes of most Waikiki hotels, open till 10 pm.

For reservations, call 808.922.0171. Mention Oahu Today for special upgrades and bonuses!

9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Honolulu


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Waikiki

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Waikiki

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Waikiki

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Windward Oahu
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Waikiki

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East Oahu

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Downtown Honolulu

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Waikiki

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East Oahu

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Central Oahu
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Leeward Oahu

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