The Local's Guide to Hawaii

Posted 2019 Feb by Lauren Turley / #travel

The North Shore is what many people think of when they hear the word "paradise." Almost half of our office has lived there at some point, so it holds a very big chunk of our hearts. If you've ever wanted to visit Hawaii like a local, read on. 

Food to Eat:

One of the most important parts of any good trip is the food you eat. Here are some of our favorites! 

Haleiwa Cafe. Our favorites are their breakfast sandwiches and the Tropical Delight waffle. If you're lucky, you might even see our favorite beach musician Jack Johnson there. 

 

Kahuku Farms. For farm fresh food, go here. Vegan options and the best smoothies we've ever had, it's a local favorite. Make sure to try the fresh papaya with lilikoi sorbet and the banana bread sundae. 

Leonard's Malasadas. It's on every trip guide for a reason. Get coconut, chocolate, and original custard filled. 

 

Things to Do: 

 Dive with sharks. Our favorite companies to dive with are OneOcean and Island View Hawaii. It's scary but nothing is cooler than being feet away from these unreal animals. 

 

Visit some surf shops in Haleiwa. Our favorites are Surf n Sea and North Shore Surf Shop!

 

 

Hike Crouching Lion. A hike that isn't incredibly easy and calls for some maneuvering in between tree branches and sliding down muddy trails, which means extra fun. It's illegal, so don't tell the cops we sent you...but it's best at sunrise. 

 

 

Stop by one of the fruit stands. There are many. Grab a bag of fresh coconut, pineapple, and mango to snack on while you're on your way to surf. 

 

 

When to go: 

April for whale watching, July for beach chilling, and December for surfing. 

Have fun and let us know what you end up doing!! Love, your fellow beach bums at Thread. 

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