The Beautiful Town In Hawaii That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust
By Megan Shute|Published November 09, 2016
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
It’s hard to deny that Oahu’s windward coast is one of the most beautiful (and accessible) stretches of land found in the state – and maybe even the country. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the best city along this majestic coastline to visit is Kaneohe. Yes, you read that right – it’s not Kailua, the hip beach town full famous for its eclectic shops and small-town vibe. Kaneohe recently made an appearance on Conde Nast’s “16 Hottest Neighborhoods to Visit in 2016, According to Airbnb.” And, we kinda have to agree – not only has the picturesque seaside neighborhood experienced an increase in popularity of 324 percent on Airbnb, but the lush oasis is home to some breathtaking beaches, truly incredible hiking, and several hidden gems – both natural and man-made.
So, without further ado, and in honor of this prestigious title, here are 13 of our favorite things, places, and activities you’ll only find in Kaneohe.