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Kamehameha Highway

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Scenic but some construction.

We had to drive this road to get from Honolulu to our rental house up north in Hauula. The road is fine with scenic areas but there was some construction that slows you down a... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
MammaLax
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Finger Lakes
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Finger Lakes
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had to drive this road to get from Honolulu to our rental house up north in Hauula. The road is fine with scenic areas but there was some construction that slows you down a bit. I'm sure it will be better when that is over.

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Nice drive along the shore, many places to stop and explore. Take your time, enjoy the drive. Then continue the drive through Central O'ahu back towards Honolulu.

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Burnaby, Canada
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272 reviews
86 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Kamehameha Highway takes you around the entire island of Oahu. Unfortunately, most of it is a single lane in each direction. If you get stuck behind some one going below the speed limit, then you're pretty much stuck behind them for a while. There are a few passing areas if there's no oncoming traffic. The views during the drive... More 

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1 Thank iceman68
hawaii
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I love taking the Kam Highway around the island. Mostly the section from Kaneohe to the North Shore is amazing. You can also bike it or take the bus. There are all sorts of scenic beaches, good eats and little shops along the way.

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1 Thank gwenHawaii
Lombard, Illinois
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1,696 reviews
794 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It's a pretty nice ride. It's all out of the main city and you see a lot of the island. And it's really the only way to go so you may as well make the best of it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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337 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is a good way to go all around the island. It is scenic and similar to the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Pacific Coast Highway. Many places to stop and look around. If you are staying in Honolulu, this is a nice day trip to see another part of the island.

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Thank Steven W
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Plenty to see and do, a scenic drive and fun to do in a convertible. You can do it in 1/2 a day or a couple of days, its what you make of it. Some nice towns to go through, the scenery is awesome and varied. Lots to see and do, or just stay in the car and stop for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

As you drive out to the North Shore on Kamehameha Highway, you will see scenery that rivals that of the Pacific Coast Highway. There are plenty of pull-offs and beach areas and you'll get some great pictures. Especially some great pictures if there is a lot of wave action and the surf is up. There are also a number of... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

This is real hawaii on the windward side. Beautiful drive with lots of pull offs and beach locations. We traveled this road daily and hiked a local trail that's not mapped. Excellent local eateries and places to get touristy.

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Thank James A
Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This is what scenic drives should be. It's very relaxing and has that refreshing feel. Being or first time in Hawaii we liked watching the mountain shapes as we passed by. Not too busy and you get to see alternating views of the ocean, mountains, woods and sky. This is a very nice drive

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