Famous for being the surfing capital of the world, Haleiwa is a town on the north shore of Oahu that attracts lots of vacationers throughout the year. That said, surfing is not the only thing to enjoy in Haleiwa; there are also plenty of shopping opportunities at the brightly colored boutiques and art galleries in downtown. What’s more, visitors won't be disappointed with the eateries on offer, with everything from cafés to fine dining. Of course, don’t forget to enjoy shaved ice, which is a local favorite!
One of the top places to visit in Haleiwa is Ehukai Beach, a favorite spot for surfers, where all the big waves are on the Banzai Pipeline. There are two miles of sandy beach to enjoy, whether you fanyc riding the waves or simply watching the experts at work. For calmer waters, visitors can relax at Sunset Beach. This picturesque beach is known for its laidback vibes and beautiful sunsets.
For an enjoyable walk, make your way to the Waimea Valley, which has a botanical garden as well as a stunning waterfall where hikers can swim after a long day exploring.
For art enthusiasts, the best place to go is Wyland Gallery, which features works from local and national artists.
The summer months are a good time to relax in Haleiwa. However, if you're visiting for surfing, the biggest waves can be found from October to April.