Lives in Fairbanks, Alaska
Since Jul 2014
Scenic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
Art Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Historic Sites, Ships, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Military Bases & Facilities
Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Monuments & Statues
We visited Hy's for my husband's birthday dinner, and were very impressed. The restaurant has a posh atmosphere without being stuffy, and the staff made us feel like royalty. Ask for a spot in the library room, order a round of drinks, and prepare to feel posh and pampered!
Koko Crater Botanical Garden sparked a new shared passion for my husband and I. We ended up visiting another botanical garden while in Hawaii, and we now build at least one into every trip we take. It's absolutely beautiful, and enough off the beaten path that you can find some real rustic solitude with your partner. It's also free, which is always a plus.
My husband and I's shared love of history is what brought us together, so this museum (and all of Pearl Harbor) was a great way to indulge that particular passion. Informative and very realistic dioramas really bring the displays to life, making this a great stop for childless couples as well as those traveling with their families.
We got a taste of local life at the Harbor Pub and Pizza. The staff was friendly and accommodating on both the breakfast and the dinner shifts, and the food was very good and reasonable priced. This is a great spot to hit if you want to save money on some meals in order to really splurge on others.
This is the sort of trail that active couples can turn into a friendly competition. Less active couples like my husband and I will always remember it as a challenge they surmounted side-by-side. Whichever side you and your honey fit into, the views from the top make it worth the trek.
This amazing place catered to my love of Islamic art and architecture and to both my husband and I's passion for history. It's very 'Arabian Nights' meets Hawaii, and how much more romantic can you get than that?
The Missouri is great fun for history lovers of all ages. This would be a great attraction to do with kids who are old enough to go 'whoa!' at all the awesome facts that are shared in the brief walk-around orientation. One of the best things about this attraction is that you can pretty much choose how much time you spend there. You could easily leave after the orientation and still feel like you'd learned a lot and seen some pretty cool stuff, or you could be total nerds and walk through every open hallway and room as my husband and I did. Either way, you're in for a treat.
As history lovers, my husband and I were very excited to visit Pearl Harbor. The only disappointment we suffered was that our Arizona tour was cancelled due to high wind. Make sure to visit the Bowfin submarine, which is really fascinating. We just spent a few minutes the other day marveling once again at our memories of those cramped spaces...
If art is something you and your partner enjoy, this is the place for you. The museum cafe is a lovely spot to stop and relax with a glass of wine.
I wish we could have gone out to the Arizona Memorial, but unfortunately our tour was cancelled due to high winds. That being said, the video they show you at the beginning of the tour was very moving.
The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is a great choice for anyone who wants to be close to Waikiki but not pay an arm and a leg for an ocean view. My husband and I enjoyed the fact that we could easily walk to both Waikiki proper and the Ala Moana Center. The gorgeous luxury automobiles rolling through the valet stand didn't hurt the feelings of this pair of car buffs, either.