Haleiwa is one of our favorite places on the island of Oahu, it is no wonder why this destination wedding bride and groom chose Haleiwa as the perfect spot for their Hawaii beach wedding. With it’s colorful old-western style building’s housing cute boutiques and awesome eateries, this North Shore town draws tourists to take the drive out of Waikiki and hit “the country” for some serious relaxation and fun.
Haleiwa has so many places to be sure not to miss, we thought we would just mention a few (our favorite’s!). Shave ice is shave ice, but Matsumoto’s is a certified tourist must! A Hawaii tourist’s checklist is not complete without visiting this cute shave ice place. We suggest Matsumoto’s Rainbow with ice cream. If you aren’t feeling the need for sweets, just go in and wander around the souvenir gifts. From magnets, stickers, t-shirts, board shorts to hats, you will be happily surprised at the plethora of cool and colorful designs to choose from.
Be sure not to miss the sunset from Haleiwa Beach Park. This palm tree lined beach park honestly is not the nicest looking park, but at sunset people gather to sit on the wall to get the quintessential Hawaiian sunset shot with beautiful silhouettes of palm trees accenting the colorful skies.