Fun Things To Do On Oahu


Check Out Kapolei

Growing Kapolei

Kapolei is by far one of the fastest growing cities on Oahu. What started out as mostly industrial areas and fields, is now home to some of the biggest and best shops on island. With more and more homes popping up in Kapolei, which by the way is great for the carpet cleaning business, the need for more shops and places to eat is increasing all the time. Those needs have been met in full. There are so many great things to do out on that side of Oahu. There’s a go-kart track that’s loads of fun. Just recently, without a doubt the best movie theater on the island opened up.  Regal Cinema had their grand opening recently in the Kapolei Commons. regal-750xx1024-576-0-72I have to say, this place is awesome! It is the first of its kind in the state. They offer big screens with amazing surround sound systems but that’s not the best part. Every theater is fully equipped with powered leather recliner theater style seating.Regal-Cinemas-Kapolei-15It’s so comfortable in there, you don’t even realize  how long the movie actually was. The food they serve was decent and the service was great. Pricing was also on par with other movie theaters. I felt you get more value here because of the extra luxuries. Overall, with its clean and friendly atmosphere it’s a great place to take the kidsKaMakanaAlii5-14-09 for a summer time movie. Kapolei is also full of so many great restaurants. The diversity ranges from local style plate lunches to Chinese restaurants, Italian style cuisine, and even authentic Mexican food. Kapolei has a restaurant to suit everyone’s tastes. The best part about Kapolei is still yet to come. On top of all the many great stores already in Kapolei, such as Costco, Target, and Walmart to name a few. A brand new shopping mall will be opening up very soon. It’s called Ka Makana Ali’i. It will be an open style mall much like Ala Moana mall. They promise to have a diversity of over 150 shops and restaurants and two hotels. They plan to be open by Fall of 2016. With all the great places and things to do around  Kapolei, once this mall is fully Opened, there will be no reason to ever leave. Thanks for reading. See you at the theater!

 


Five Guys in Mililani

Five Guys Mililani

Over the years we have seen more and more mainland food chains arrive in Hawaii.  Some of them don’t live up to the hype and tend to fade away while others seem to find a special place in our hearts. Five Guys Burgers and Fries is the latter. For those of you that don’t know what Five guys is, its a a fast casual restaurant similar to In-N-Out Burger consisting of a simplified menu of mainly burgers fries and shakes. In other words, awesome, greasy, goodness! Just recently Hawaii’s very first Five Guys restaurant just opened up in Mililani Town Center. I have to say it is impressive. As Busy as they are, the staff was great, service was quick, and the food was delicious. Many times when a new place opens employees are not always quit caught up with the way the systems work however the staff did a great job. Iv’e been to other Five Guys on the mainland so I knew what to expect. They did not disappoint. So far with only one location on island, it can be a little out of the way for most to drive down to Mililani for a burger, but trust me when I say this. It’s worth it! So next time you got a day off and your thinking where to go for lunch; don’t fight the traffic trying to get to town. Get to Mililani and go to Five Guys. If you do, I recommend you go all out with a bacon cheeseburger,  cajun fries, and a shake. I know the next time we have a carpet cleaning job in Mililani I’ll be there. Have fun and enjoy! fiveguys_burgerfries2


Hiking Trails in Aiea

Living in Paradise has many advantages. With great weather, and so many different places to explore, it’s so easy to find something different to do every week. One of the most popular and definitely fun things to do is to go hiking. When we are not out cleaning carpets, one of our favorite trails to hike, is the Aiea Loop Trail.  Located at the Taiea loop trail signop of Aiea Heights drive, inside  Keaiwa Heiau State Park. The Aiea Loop trail consists of a five  mile track that starts and ends in the same place.  It is a considered a moderately difficult trail at times but overall it is safe for pets and families with a little bit older children. Along the trail there are many beautiful and interesting things to see.  As you begin your hike you will see a couple of memorials, one is for a World War 2 bomber that crashed many years ago.  There are remnants of the plane still there for you to explore. As you continue to hike the Aiea trail you will notice many scenic views.  There are some rest areas along the way for you to stop and enjoy the scenery. Be mindful of any signs you may see. It is very easy to end up on a the Aiea Ridge Trail. That is a more difficult and longer trail than you might expect. For those of you with more experience and a little more adventurous, find the junction that will take you to Kalauao Falls. To get to this waterfall you will have to go down some very steep and slippery areas. Make sure you have proper footwear and it is probably not a good idea to bring small children with you here. If you continue down the main trail eventually you will get to the end of the loop. From there the views are breathtaking. aiea-loop-trailThis is a great spot to relax before heading back and also a great place to take some pictures. from here you will be able to see for miles and you will get a birds eye view of the H-3 freeway. The path back takes you down a ways to a different exit point from where you started. This is great hike that will probably take you no more than 2-3 hours. Remember to always dress appropriately and be prepared to get muddy. We also recommend you bring bug spray for you and the kids, but most importantly bring plenty of water. Staying hydrated is a must out there. Be safe and have fun!