Tour Hawaii's Hollywood backlot
Kualoa Ranch, on Oahu’s east side, has been the background for many iconic Hollywood movies and TV shows for decades. Jurassic Park, Hawaii Five-0, and Lost are just a few big shows to mention. Take your friends on a movie site tour at Ranch. The tour will take you to find Godzilla’s footprints, the road site from 50 First Dates, and many other famed locations. Kualoa Ranch also offers jungle expeditions and a trip to a beach on a secret island.
Be a duke for the day at Shangri-La
Near Diamond Head
Take your guests on a guided tour at Shangri-La, an ocean-side home owned by the globetrotting heiress, Doris Duke. Built in 1937, the home was heavily inspired by the heiress's travels through the Islamic world and the Middle East. The estate sits in the posh Kahala neighborhood and was built and furnished with items imported from Iran, Syria, and India just to name a few of the influential countries. The home has a central courtyard, gilded ceilings, wooden paneled walls, mosaic tile work, and Persian carpets. You can also check out the Hawaiian fishpond and tropical garden on the estate. Duke was a trendsetter and lived the life of luxury at her slice of heaven in Hawaii. The Honolulu Museum of Arts offers guided tours Wednesday through Saturday and takes about 2-3 hours.