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Puu Ualakaa State Park

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Address: Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808 587 0300
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Best scenic view in Honolulu

Great place to bring a picnic lunch. A little difficult to find at first and not advertised as a tourist destination.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great place to bring a picnic lunch. A little difficult to find at first and not advertised as a tourist destination.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The view is amazing, I've never been there when it's been crowded and the drive makes the trip fun. Once you enter the park, follow the signs to the left to park closest to the lookout platform. It affords you a commanding view all the way east and west of the coastline of south Oahu. Great spot to take some... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a "Must stop" for any first time visitors to Hawaii. You need to come up here and get a lay of the land. Would be a great spot for a picnic or just a few photo's. The drive up may leave some queasy, but the view is worth it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We wanted to get a panoramic view of Honolulu without climbing Diamond Head, so we chose Puu Ualakaa State Park. We drove to the park and walked out onto an observation point that is well constructed and a offers the views that we wanted. It's really a very nice little park that is well maintained. The drive up is windy,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Was in Honolulu three days after a tour of the other islands, and was happy to drive up the Puu Ualakaa State Park for a picnic with friends. And then a short walk to a vantage point to view Diamond Head and some residential homes in Honolulu. Was here 10 years ago, and glad that it still is worth going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I used to live in Honolulu and moved in 1997 so I was thrilled to find that the Puu Ualakaa State Park is as accessible as always. The views from this location are the best in town. There is none better from one location. Where else can you see from Diamond Head to the airport with unobstructed clear views? You... More 

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Israel, Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This viewpoint has great views, some wind and a whole lot of spirit into it. The way driving up is beautiful (we went up through round top drive and down through tanatlus drive- both ways can cause a little dizzy, but worth the travel). We had a clear sky and you could see the view all the way to Honolulu... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When we went, there were some rain clouds so we can't confirm gorgeous sunset up there, but we can imagine there can be on clear day. What it does have for sure is a 270 degree view of Waikiki beach area. There is a parking very close to the look out so make sure to drive to the end.

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Drive up to this little park. Park your car at the viewpoint lot and walk out under the shaded cover that overlooks Honolulu, Diamond Head, and Waikiki. Best view on this part of the island.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Absolutely worth going. It doesn't seem like a tourist destination but that is probably a good thing as Honolulu seems to be overrun with tourist wherever you go. This was different and the view of the city is breath taking. Be aware of doggy locals in the car park. Definitely take your belongings with you.Road is pretty winding so if... More 

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