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Address: Oahu, HI
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Officially designated State Route 61, this scenic highway runs from Kailua...

Officially designated State Route 61, this scenic highway runs from Kailua to Honolulu.

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Nice way to travel to the north shore

We decided to drive along the coast to the north shore and we took the Pali Highway - easy drive and interesting due to its history of having been a cow path and an old carriage... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
SLT1962
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Burlington, Canada
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Oahu for just a day and a half, mostly to see Pearl Harbor, before heading to Kauai. After an early morning Pearl Harbor tour, we went to lunch and took a short nap to recover from jet lag. Then, we headed out in a rental car over the Pali Highway to the overlook. It was an easy... More 

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Finger Lakes
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124 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

After landing at the airport we took this road to go to our rental at North Shore. The view was fabulous. Great way to get a first look of your surroundings.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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187 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great view of the valley toward the east-side of the island. The history of the spot adds to the significance of the area. It was an easy drive from Honolulu. It is a easy paved walk from the parking lot to the overlook.

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Burlington, Canada
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200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We decided to drive along the coast to the north shore and we took the Pali Highway - easy drive and interesting due to its history of having been a cow path and an old carriage way. Beautiful scenery along the way. I love Oahu !

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Short drive from Honolulu and provides a great view of the east side of the island. The day we visited was very windy, perhaps hurricane force winds as it was very difficult to stand. The view was overcast but could tell it would be beautiful on a calm and clear day.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you are crossing O’ahu on Rte 63, this overlook is worth a stop if the visibility is clear. An easy pullout off the Pali Highway, with a large parking area and an easy walk to the lookout. Allow perhaps 20 minutes.

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Zaragoza, España
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you rent a car you can't miss this drive. The sceneries are gorgeous, but only few places to stop. We did it at least twice to enjoy the beautiful views.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A short 15 mile trip from Honolulu to Kanehoe Bay. Stop at the Pali lookout and take in the view of the bay and the windward side of Oahu. Be aware that it can be very windy at the lookout. Also, the location, like most in Hawaii has plenty of wild chickens present. For fun, bring something to feed the... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Aloha, please enjoy the island. Please drive with Aloha and be courteous to others. We drive this road every day for business, school, and athletic activity reasons Folks are kind to each other around here and we all need to keep that in perspective when enjoying the road. We let each other in, don't cut folks off, and smile. Enjoy..just... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice drive from the windward to leeward side of the island, with the added benefit that the Pali lookout is accessible from this highway. The turnoff for the lookout takes you on the old Pali highway to allow you to experience what the old road was like.

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