"Taking two boys (4 and 2) to Oahu along with my wife. Where's the best town in Oahu for being close to the attractions (zoo, snorkeling, aquarium, etc.) but far enough away from the madness of Honolulu? I am thinking North Shore."
We're excited to announce the second winner in our year-long flight voucher giveaway for the best travel advice submitted by the readers of Away.com. In response to the above question from reader 'sdjase' of San Diego, Cristina W. of Washington, D.C., offered the following spot-on advice:
"The attractions you mention, plus renowned and not-to-be-missed protected snorkeling spot Hanauma Bay, are located in or near Waikiki on the southeastern end of Oahu. Depending on where you stay on the North Shore, which is northwest of Waikiki, you'd be about an hour or more drive from Waikiki and its attractions. A better bet would be Kailua, which is about 30 minutes drive north of Waikiki (if you avoid rush hour), on the other side of the Ko'olau mountain range that cuts through the island. Additionally, Kailua Beach is a great family-friendly beach with activities/gear such as kayaking and windsurfing as well as snorkeling. From Kailua you could also readily access the North Shore and its surroundings, within 30-40 minutes."
To thank her for sharing her Hawaii expertise, Christina is the recipient of a free Delta Airlines voucher for round-trip travel anywhere in the contiguous U.S. and Canada! For your chance to win our next airfare giveaway, share your best travel advice with your fellow travelers today! For more information about this giveaway, check out our contest-detail page here.
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