TOUR GUIDE FOR
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Aloha tower -- airport
Ilikai hotel -- where JL stands in the credits
King Kamehameha statue
YMCA building across the street from Palace (where assassin waited to kill SM in Vashon2)
Aloha Tower – ANYBODY CAN BUILD A BOMB
Ala Moana Mall
Seen in Just Luck I Guess when S&D run across street
ILIKAI -- credits
Back of DH - 18th and DHRoad
Tony Alika estate - formerly owned by JL
Waialae golf course
Kahala Mall - JL memorial
Aina Haina - beach house - no longer visible because of a huge brick wall blocking the highway
Robin’s Nest -
Windward coast -- various episodes -- Wainmanalo/Sherwood Forest episodes
Valley of the
Surf shops - Haleiwa - (Tall on a Wave)
Middle of the island
Dole pineapple fields (worlds largest maze -- very fun)
Here’s some highlights you can’t
When you first arrive you will not the huge ALOHA sign on the tower.
Inside, gate 12 is where they filmed the amazing and traumatic ending of DEADLY COURIER where Steve talks Dan out of shooting him.
You can rent a car or take an organized group that will drive you over there. The Bus will also get you there. Make sure they give you enough time to explore the museum. ***** MUST SEE
5-0 link – Several episodes,
but the only one where you will be able to follow in Steve’s
footsteps is the
Across the harbor is the
battleship USS MISSOURI, also a must see.
There are trollies that take you from the
Polynesian Cultural Center
The Church run and operated attraction is expensive, but worth it. An all day event. Go when it opens in early afternoon. Go to all the Polynesian villages. Eat at the top luau dinner show they offer and stay for the spectacular night show. Again, lots of money, but it is so worth it and you are supporting BYU students, too. ***** MUST SEE
5-0 LINK – While they never filmed here, the elvis movie BLUE HAWAII was shot here.
--Requires car rental or tour group --
Drive up the windward coast and catch the greatest beaches. Sand, surf and palm trees. The main coast road (King Kamehameha Highway) will take you – all day if you want – up to the Temple and North Shore (surfing paradise), then you can go down the middle of the island though the pineapple fields. Dole still has a tourist spot there.
5-0 LINKS – I WILL START GOING
Diamond Head – cement bunker on the side of the hill is where Danny shoots the crazy sniper AND I WANT SOME CANDY AND A GUN THAT SHOOTS (turn out overlooking the ocean is where Steve made his HQ there).
Black Point – neighborhood – where Danny nearly gets shot in STRANGERS IN OUR OWN LAND and there is some gunplay with Duke, Chin and Ben in JOURNEY OUT OF LIMBO
Going down the street to the Kahala Mall they filmed several scenes at the circular Bank of Hawaii there, including A LONG TIME AGO. The back of the mall was used in THE LISTENER. And the Jack Lord memorial is there at the mall.
Down at the
Also, JL’s condo
Then the Kahala Hilton where the guest stars of the show stayed. Also filmed here were several episodes – DEATHWATCH, SIX KILOS.
Aina Haina – Steve’s beach house – SING A SONG OF SUSPENSE
Going around to Hawaii Kai, Koko Head Marina was used for TARGET: THE LADY,. We saw that Steve kept his boat here in OLDEST PROFESSION LATEST PRICE
Waimanalo – Cathi Ryan’s house from MAN IN A STEEL FRAME/ also Robin’s Nest from Magnum.
Kahuku/Turtle Bay Hilton – FLIP SIDE IS DEATH
5-0 link – FACE OF THE DRAGON filmed here. Also the end of BEAUTIFUL SCREAMER
Go to Nuuanu Pali. It is a fantastic view, a breathtaking cliff with amazing winds.
5-0 - ELEGY IN A RAINFOREST, BIG KAHUNA
PUNCHBOWL CEMETARY - need to drive a car or join a tour group -- that will not be free
5-0 – COCOON
HIKE DIAMOND HEAD!
Rent a car or take a tour
bus to the interior crater of
You’ll start out at the base of
the interior volcano crater. You hike up
dusty, dirt trails for a while and reach a set of about 55 steps. Then more hiking, through a
dark tunnel where you have to kind of hunch over and crawl through the cement
(old gun emplacement). It is
completely dark at one point so that is where the flashlight comes in
handy. Then you are confronted with 99
steps up!! Keep
climbing. When you get to the top you turn left to an overlook and can see an amazing
panorama from far over in Koko Head to way over at
5-0 -- Inside DH crater is
Around the other side at
Across the street is a cemetery used in several episodes including HOOKMAN
Zoo -- small cost - in
5-0 – GUN FOR McGARRETT
When you drive on your own
– traffic within
THE EPICENTER OF FIVE-0 –
5-0 – across the street from the Palace, judicial building CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE, DEATHWATCH, SAMURAI
Ewa side of the Palace the apartment building where a sniper waited for McGarrett in V FOR VASHON
H-3 freeway --
The ONLY way to do th8is is by renting a convertible! As you are driving into the hills, you see and experience the most magical, mystical adventure on earth! As you enter the multi-layered hills, you see they are misted with rain. The sun shines down and creates little rainbows inside the deep, fluted canyons. As you drive, you DRIVE THROUGH the rainbows, mist and rain! Awesome! ***MUST EXPERIENCE
A shopping mecca!
Shave ice is everywhere!
Ukelele and hula lessons for free at the
Don’t miss International Market
Place – a bunch of shops where you can get deals on jewelry, luggage, shirts,
etc. It’s in
the middle of
At night the big hotels have a torch lighting ceremony in most places where guys in lava lava (skirts) run along and light the beach torches. You can also walk along the sand and listen to all the live bands in the night clubs without going in and spending big money on cover charges.
DAY – fantastic place to grab a beach mat and soak up sun. Or walk. There’s surf lessons in front of most of the hotels, outrigger canoes you can ride in, catamarans, and cruises.
5-0 – too many sites to mention but the Ilikai was the hotel where JL stands at the opening shots of the credits. It was used all the time to film. The marina there was frequently filmed, too. JOKER’S WILD MAN, ALONG CAME JOEY
Steve’s apartment building is
at the back of
At night, all along
ALA MOANA MALL –
At the very end of
5-0 – JUST LUCKY I GUESS – Steve and Dan have a great foot chase from here to the marina across the street.
There are tons of restaurants
everywhere. We discovered a wonderful
treat called plate lunch. It is usually two scoops of the world’s best
macaroni salad, two scoops rice, two filets of your
choice of meat and cheap and filling.
The best is of course mahimahi --
a local fish that you can get grilled, fried or breaded and even in sandwiches.
There was a great place by our hotel on
Lewer’s Street Fish Market – exceptional fish but not
cheap. Only the plate lunches are cheap
across from the
Shorebird restaurant, Beachcomber Hotel I think, down by Lewers again, fairly cheap breakfast buffet and again, right on the beach. We went there often cause it was across the street from our hotel.
At Ala Moana Mall they have a food court. Patty’s Kitchen, the best Chinese food I’ve ever had anywhere. Also there’s a Hawaiian food place with plate lunch and poi and haupia, a coconut type pudding. And sushi. Chinese and Japanese restaurants everywhere – but you have to search for good sushi for a good price. Best place for that is ALA MOANA MALL -- in the food court.
The best poi we had – freshly
ground and like lumpy mashed potatoes -- at the
There are brochures along every street corner giving you coupons and ideas and maps and advertising shows and anything else you will want to do.
Most of all have loads of
fun and relax and take some time to enjoy