Thursday, March 12, 2020

[Honolulu] Day 04 - Shopping Day: Swap Meet and Bazaar + Waikele PremiumOutlet

This post is gonna be a short one as I spent most of my time on this particular day shopping at the Premium Outlet, as well as other locations in Hawaii. Finally, it was a shopping day for me!

The Aloha Stadium holds a Swap Meet and Bazaar on specific weekends. At just 20 minutes away from Waikiki, we made our way there for some great shopping. I would say this was a Hawaiian shopping paradise which was economical, and was best for souvenirs! You can assuredly find unique treasures at this open air flea market, and it only happens 3 days a week! There are more than 400 local merchants offering the best value on imported merchandise, hand-made items, electric art pieces, popular local snacks, and other made in Hawaii products.

This place is definitely the one-stop destination to pick up gifts and souvenirs for friends and family that were on my gift list! I bought quite a lot of things at the marketplace. You can also find various unique Hawaiian items that you can bring home for home decor or as keep sakes! Apart from shopping, you can get to taste the local Hawaiian food at the marketplace too! 

If you visit Hawaii, do make Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace as part of your Honolulu vacation itinerary. I had so much fun shopping here! It was a delightful experience at this market.

We settled for lunch at Kehau's Kitchen which is located at the West Ridge Shopping Center. They serve awesome and authentic Hawaiian food. I loved the home-like good vibes service that was rendered by the staff. The damage was reasonable! Thanks for the wonderful meal, and as they say in Hawaii, Mahalo!

Next up was a place which can only be described as Heaven to shopaholics! We headed down to the Waikele Premium Outlet, and I had a fruitful shopping time! 

We headed to downtown Honolulu for dinner. I took some random photos outside the government building. We wanted to have pasta for dinner, so we ended up at The Old Spaghetti Factory which is located at the Aloha Tower Marketplace

The Old Spaghetti Factory is a popular Italian chain restaurant, and it is a popular eatery place for affordable family dining. I thought the food was mediocre at best, but the generous portions and affordable prices made it decent, and can be considered an option as a dinner choice.

Stay tuned to my next post, as I will share more on the highlight of this holiday! 

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