If you’re driving through the town of Laie on Oahu’s north shore, take a pit stop at The Hukilau Marketplace next to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Promising “a taste of old Laie Town” and modeled after a 1950’s Hawaiian marketplace, this huge marketplace offers a diverse array of shops and restaurants with daily live performances. Purchase your souvenirs, aloha wear, island home décor, Hawaiian jewelry, and Polynesian art here while sampling some Polynesian and Hawaiian cuisine. Stop in at “Tutu’s Sweet Shop” to try some of their fresh hand-dipped chocolate macadamia nuts or grab a mango otai (Polynesian smoothie made with fresh fruit) at Fia Fia Farms.
The best part is that admission to the market is free! Parking and wifi are free here as well, with clean restrooms and information about the adjacent Polynesian Cultural Center available on site.