On Friday November 23, you are invited to the NABC Opening Reception. We’d like to welcome you to the 2018 Fall NABC by kicking things off with a night of food, live music, drinks and dancing with the Island Kings.
The Island Kings are a premium 3-14 piece band specializing in high-energy music. They pride themselves on having a “cooler-than-average” song list that is never cheesy, and focuses squarely on filling the dance floor. With the Island Kings you’ll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favorite music from Bruno Mars to Nat King Cole.
Come to the party right after the evening session. Stay until 12:30am.
Daily Activities At Hawaiian Village Resort
From yoga and tai chi to hula and ukulele lessons, there are several fun, family-friendly activities occurring daily at the Hawaiian Village Resort. To view a full list of resort activities click here.
Marvel at the sight of silent Polynesian warriors emerging from the darkness at sunset, flame in hand, on their nightly ceremonial torch-lighting procession. Daily at 6pm.
Relax in the sand and sun on the white sandy beach or try your hand at stand-up paddle-boarding or surfing at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, a spectacular five-acre salt-water lagoon named America’s No. 1 beach in 2014 on internationally-renowned coastal ecologist Dr. Stephen Leatherman’s annual list
No matter what you need – from gifts to sundries – you are sure to find what your heart desires in the Rainbow Bazaar. A full list of shops and store hours is available here.
Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu, the third-largest Hawaiian island. The city sprawls over the hillsides and coastline of southeastern Oahu and encompasses some of Hawaii’s most famous icons.
Experience all that the island has to offer right at your front door at Port Hilton with a ride on the Atlantis XIV, the world’s largest hi-tech passenger submarine, and explore artificial reefs teeming with fish, sea turtles, sharks and many other species of underwater marine life, as well as remnants of hurricane-swept airliners, pyramid structures and sunken ships.
Still an active military base, Pearl Harbor is home to four unique attractions, including the site of the surprise attack that started it all and the place of surrender of the Japanese on the Battleship Missouri. Tours of the USS Arizona are offered every 15 minutes from 7:30am to 3pm, and reservations are available at recreation.gov. Ticket prices vary by attraction. click here for map.
Spirit of Aloha Catamaran
Its captain and three lifeguard-certified crew members are available to answer questions about the ocean, navigation, sea life and marine conservation. Whales, dolphins and green sea turtles are just a few of the creatures that can be seen on any given tour. For more information, or to book your tour, click here.
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
The largest museum in the state, the Bishop Museum is known for its cultural collections and large natural history collection. It explores and celebrates the history, culture and environment of Hawaii and the Pacific.
Polynesian Cultural Center
Welcoming more than one million visitors annually, this 42-acre park features Polynesian village settings from ancient Hawaii, Samoa, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Demonstrations of their daily lives and indigenous crafts are featured, as well as traditional and modern dance from each part of Polynesia. The Polynesian Cultural Center is located in Laie on Oahu’s North Shore.
A marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue that was meticulously restored to its former grandeur. Iolani Palace tells a time of when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls.
Diamond Head Crater and Scenic Lookout
Explore one of Hawaii’s most distinctive natural landmarks. Just minutes from central Waikiki is the Diamond Head State Monument offering views of Molokai and Lanai on a clear day. Hike to the summit, which is 763 feet high, and enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Waikiki.
Dole Plantation & Maze
On your way to the North Shore, stop for a refreshing Dole Whip® at the Dole Plantation. Still a working part of the Dole empire, the Plantation is a tribute to the role that the pineapple plantations played in the development of the Islands. The Pineapple Garden Maze, with 2.5 miles of manicured paths is a spectacular environmental puzzle recognized as the World’s Largest Maze in 2008.
Visitors to Hawaii can be assured the volcanic activity is having no effect whatsoever on the other islands, Oahu (where the NABC is being held) , Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kauai. Travel is Safe to the Hawaiian Islands per Hawaii Governor David Ige. For more information, click here.
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