Haleiwa has many famous landmarks. The Anahula Bridge is one of the most well known bridges in Hawaii. Oahu Fishing, especially Deep Sea Fishing, is still very popular in this town. You should take your time touring Haleiwa as it has many unique landmarks to visit. There are some great small bed and breakfasts and unique Haleiwa hotels to stay if you choose to do so.
Haleiwa is a town beside the North Shore of Hawaii and is far from the hustle of Waikiki.
More than a 100 years ago, even before Waikiki built its first hotel, businessman Benjamin J. Dillingham started Hawaii’s lodging on a small strip of land between the Ocean and the Anahulu River where the famous Haleiwa Bridge is located. He named hotel "Haleiwa" which means "House of the Iwa." An Iwa is a beautiful bird, and he said, created the ambience he wanted for the hotel.
This hotel near the North Shore of Oahu is gone now, but Haleiwa continues to welcome visitors. This town in Hawaii was named a Cultural and Scenic District in 1984. Haleiwa has maintained its charm and laid-back environment. Old storefronts line the main street of Haleiwa Hawaii. This is definitely a casual kind of place.
Haleiwa offers a nice selection of galleries, surf shops and places to eat. Be sure to visit the North Shore Surf & Cultural Museum, located at the North Shore Marketplace. The museum features surfing memorabilia, including antique surfboards and photos that chronicle the history of the surfing. If you are interested in Oahu Surfing Lessons, Hawaii Discount offers them in both group lessons and private lessons.
Every summer, Haleiwa puts on the Haleiwa Arts Festival, which is a lively event featuring art demonstrations, trolley tours, and live entertainment. This unique town beside the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii will not disappoint you.