We did rent a car through Priceline and we needed it for 1 1/2 days. We were very happy with National Car Rental but Priceline had booked us for one day and over time for the 1/2 day. So National booked us at $48 for the "overtime". Priceline was $25 per day . National must have upgraded us from economy because we got a high tech Dodge Charger.
It took us just over two hours to drive from the airport to Waikiki. It had been raining so the drains wer being dug up and the water mains had broken. Lots of emergency (it seems to happen every times it rains hard) road work.
We stayed at the Waikiki Banyan in a budget unit through a small management company. It really would not have qualified to be in the main rental program, it was time for an renovation. The location was great for us and parking was $12 per day.
We had a wonderful dinner at the Chuck's Steak House downstairs from the Outrigger East hotel. Great meal and very attentive , invisable service. Loved the salad bar and soup that came with the meals. Perfect evening.
Went to the Queen concession by Kapiolani park for breakfast and yes they still serve Illy coffee. So good and what a beautiful ocen view. We parked on the street and it was free parking til 10am.
Walked across the street because they had and Artfest setting up. Saw some old friends and some new great "hand crafted in Hawaii" items. This is a juried event, so the vendors are monitored and
restricted to selling crafts, art and jewelry they made. Nice music too.
Went downtown to the Collectables Show at the Blaisdell arena. Had a fabulous dinner at Mai Lan . It is a very tiny restaurant downtown. So good. Then tried to find the H1 entrace to go to the airport. Never did see any signs and with all the criss crossing highways we were not confident with our map. We stayed on Dillingham and then Nimitz to the airport. Yikes we made the flight.
Goodbye Waikiki. we love you but there is no place like home in Maui.