After many years of hearing how good Hamilton is, I finally got to see for myself. We flew to Oahu on Hawaiian Airlines and rented a car from Alamo through Costco Travel. I used the Alamo app to check in prior to arriving at the rental car site. This allowed us to skip the counter and go straight to the car pick-up area. We could choose any car we wanted in the category we reserved. What an efficient system! I highly recommend using the Alamo app to bypass the check in counter. We were quickly on our way to start our Oahu fun. Our first stop was at Marukai where we sampled shochu, noodles, and tea and picked up snacks and pantry items that we don’t find in Hilo stores. Next, we stopped at Kakaako’s Pioneer Saloon for lunch and I loved my nebaneba bowl with natto, okra, yamaimo, and poke. We wandered around SALT and my husband loved seeing all the vinyls for sale there.
We checked in to the Prince Waikiki where we found they had a temporary tiki-ish bar with cocktails in the cutest mugs! After our afternoon cocktail, we headed to the Blaisdell for the highlight of the trip–Hamilton. I loved it. The choreography, music, and story were captivating and I would watch it again. In fact, I have it downloaded on my Disney+ and will watch it soon. After the show, we headed to McCully Shopping Center where we found seats at Osaka Izakaya Kawano where we indulged in a few nightcaps and gyoza, arabiki, sushi, and ika geso. It was the perfect end to a great day. We slept in the next day and then went for lunch at the Ala Moana food court and then made a final stop at the new Nijiya at Ala Moana for a few more grocery items. Living Hilo Style on Oahu.