Narrow Results
Destination
Type
Nightlife
    Search
    All Within

    Travel Tips - Nightlife

    1 to 10 of 28 | Go to page 1 2 3
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Just like a dream... So beautiful and amazing!!!
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Check out the "Top of Waikiki" restaurant. It is a bit pricy but you will enjoy the 360 degree views on the turning platform of the restaurant.
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    AMAZING!!!!!!! GO THERE IF YOU CAN!!!!! HALF OPEN AIR HOTELS, INCREDIBLE BEACHES AND BOATING EXPERIENCES, AND OH MY GOD THE DOLE PLANTATION, GET THE PINEAPPLE ICE CREAM, WE WENT BACK TO DOLE EVERYDAY FOR THE ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY HAVE LUAUS!!!! I WENT TO ONE FOR MY B-DAY, FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Good tip?
    (0)
    O'ahu, Oahu, Hawaii
    David Copperfield's understudy has been performing his own brand of Illusion for some time in Waikiki, in a big budget spectacular called The Magic of Polynesia . I've always been a fan of magic since I was a small boy, and there was just no way I could possibly stay away from a show by a magician good enough to understudy such a well known illusionist, especially as I was lucky enough to have seen David Copperfield live in London on a previous occasion - so I booked the late night show and went along to see if it was everything it was cracked up to be. The Magic of Polynesia is performed by award winning magician John Hirokawa every night at the Waikiki Beachcomber hotel, in its multi-million dollar showroom. As I queued up with hundreds of others outside, the man himself came out to delight the crowd with tricks and to have his photograph taken with fans, which I thought was a genuinely nice touch. Of course as soon as all the scantily clad showgirls appeared behind him he suddenly found himself no longer the first choice for photographs, at least amongst the men - but I don't suppose he really expected anything else. The guy behind me in the crowd was the spitting image of Santa Claus, complete with full white knee length beard. He was obviously aware of this fact and spent much of his time in the queue producing business cards with SANTA CLAUS written on them for startled small children who looked delighted and ran around telling everybody they'd met Santa on his day off. The Americans really don't do things by halves. John Hirokawa's show is a non stop showcase of lasers, pyrotechnics and electronic wizardry which holds the audience spellbound for two hours. It would be far more accurate to describe the show as The Illusions of Polynesia because the word magic still sums up memories of relatives performing bad card tricks over dinner when I was seven, and these huge stage productions are a whole world away from that. From the very first moments of the show when John Hirokawa bursts out of a helicopter apparently flown onto the stage, to the moment the curtain falls, the audience is gasping with disbelief throughout. I was sitting at a table with a small group from Vancouver and a woman with her grand-daughter, and the young girl spent the entire performance holding onto her grand-mother and burying her head in her bosom as explosions erupted overhead. At one point, John Hirokawa built a huge monster on stage from an eighteen foot pile of fruit and it magically became animated and charged around the auditorium belching fire and roaring, at which the poor girl was just reduced to tears. The illusions came fluidly with no breaks in between to set up the next, and I found it incredible that Hirokawa had any time to think about what he was going to do next - and yet I never saw any slip ups and haven't got the faintest idea how any of it was done. The backdrop for the stage was a realistic landscape of erupting volcanoes, waterfalls and lava flows, all apparently real and totally believable. To say that this was a world away from the show I went to see back in Fiji would be an understatement of the highest order. I actually came out of the theatre with my mind totally blown, and can honestly say that I found the show even better than anything I'd previously seen from David Copperfield. In a couple of weeks time, I have every intention of watching the world famous Siegfried and Roy spectacular in Las Vegas - and lets face it, that's probably going to be even better than this was. I really can't wait. Waikiki comes alive at night. I walked back from the show along streets lined with street artists and vendors, jugglers and men on stilts, Hollywood style prostitutes on every corner bringing down the area but looking glamorous nonetheless. I wandered through the International Market which was so massive and reminiscent of the markets in Fiji and Thailand that I was able to immerse myself in the colours and smells and forget for a moment that I was in the United States of America. I wandered briefly into the nightclub next door to my hotel and found that as soon as I ordered a drink I was surrounded by girls wanting to know where I came from in Australia. By the time I got back to the hotel and made my way up to the top floor, I was absolutely exhausted and couldn't wait to sink into a deep sleep. I like what I've seen of Hawaii very much. It really is a pity that I don't have the time or budget to visit some of the other Hawaiian islands - the entire chain is made up of Oahu (where I am now), Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Kauai, Nihau, Lanai and Kahoolawe. It's possible to take helicopter trips out to some of the mostly deserted islands, or a coach and boat tour of Maui or Hawaii (The Big Island) - but these run into hundreds of dollars and I just don't have that sort of cash free with much of my journey still in front of me. I would like to return at a later date and do some real exploring, especially as some of the outer islands are supposed to be covered in rainforests and volcanoes as far as the eye can see. In fact, I've been told by locals that some of them are quite remarkably like the island depicted in Fantasy Island - and if that's not a reason to come back, I don't know what is. Oh and for the record, when American girls get excited about my accent and ask me what part of Australia I come from, I usually tell them Brisbane. Well, I wouldn't want to blow a sure thing, would I?

    You can read my complete travel journals at http://www.offexploring.com/globalwanderer and http://www.offexploring.com/globalwanderer2
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Honolulu... what can I say: HAWAII, Aloha !!! Der berühmte Waikiki-Strand ist nicht mehr d"der Strand" denn man sich vorstellt: klein, viel zu viele Leute eng aufeinander liegend!!
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Must: visiting the sandbar close to giligansisland, North shore and paradise cove. Never take some wood into a wood!!!! Not worth to go to turtle bay
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    The most beautiful place I've ever been. So much to do you'll run out of time and money before you do it all!
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Davy Jones Locker is a nice quaint beach bat in Waikiki that is definitely worth stoppin in on.
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Clear water.  Great sushi.  Hiking, Snorkeling or Surfing, it is all here and the nightlife is the best!
    Good tip?
    (0)
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Best book your hotel three months in advance, through whatever the cheapest-best search engine location you can find. The closer to your (North American) winter/spring travel date, the higher the cost of the rooms. Period!
    Good tip?
    (0)
    1 to 10 of 28 | Go to page 1 2 3