Asked recently about unique, non-touristy things to do and got great responses. I've read all the Top Questions and the links included over the past couple of months, since we haven't been to Oahu for 12 years.
We are staying in Waikiki soon, for a week. We're doing as much as we can via TheBus but also will rent a car for half the week.
I'm curious about others' experiences in what is best to see by car and what is easy by TheBus. Even the links don't answer all those questions. I figured out that we may be able to take TheBus from the airport to our hotel (we travel light) but will likely take Star Cab, just to make it quicker.
We like exploring Hawaiiana so we're going to the Iolani Palace and Bishop Museum and Pali Lookout and the Zoo (boyfriend insists) and Chinatown and National Cemetery and so many other places suggested in links (not PCC and Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head, as we were there last trip) --- and renting a car for half the week to drive a Circle to North Shore, etc.
We still can't figure out, from this forum and the links, which places might be difficult for parking and which places might be slow to get to on TheBus.
Trying to balance places to see by car and places to see by TheBus so looking for any personal experiences on those two issues.
Great information here (tons). Thanks!