Haleiwa & the North Shore of Oahu
One of my favourite parts about this trip with my family was how laid back everyone was. We would be driving & see something & just pull off the side of the road to look. We didn't always have a plan for where to eat, but we figured it out on the fly & everyone was just along for the journey. It was so great!
One day on our way home from the beach we pulled off on the side of the road as we had seen cars there all week & wanted to know what they were there for. Turns out it was turtles!!! It's right on Laniakea Beach & there's space to pull over on the side of the road to park! This was post beach-day & we all had some crazy hair & burnt faces, but we were happy :)
We stopped in Haleiwa a couple times for snacks & going to the surf shops & I loved it! I think next time I would prefer staying up there, there's so many cute places & I had a lengthy list of things I wanted to do in town! We stopped to get Shave Ice one night, but the shop was closed, so we got ice cream across the street. Nate walked down the street & got coffee at Coffee Gallery & he was very happy about it.
On one of our other days in town we all split up to get lunch & while I was waiting for my food from The Elephant Shack [which had DELICIOUS thai food!] Nate found a shop called Number808 & it was so great! #ryhmeintended. After that we tried the North Shore Shave Ice again & it was open! *yay* I highly suggest adding the condensed milk on top, makes a HUGE difference! Also the medium is very large. very.
Other places we had on our list but didn't make it to!
Tropical Rush - they had a great deal on Stand Up Paddleboarding down the river that I wanted to do, but didn't have time!
Crispy Grindz - they had a couple food trucks on the road up to Haleiwa as well!
Haleiwa Bowls - another food truck style shop on the side of the road
The Sunrise Shack - we drove past it minimum 6 times & I still missed it everytime. If you look on their instagram you will see alllll the vibes.