MOTION PICTURES: Same as in the States. The Honolulu Symphony is the leading musical organization of the Islands. Members of the orchestra are working people who perform under the leadership of a competent director. Artist Series: visitors can enjoy good music presented by the finest visiting artists. Then there is the Hawaiian music so familiar in the States.
NIGHT CLUBS AND CABARETS: There is a tremendous variety of night life in Hawaii, although the typical night club is in the minority. At most night clubs you can see a good hula and many places feature Tahitian and Samoan entertainment.
PHOTOGRAPHY: All types of film and photo equipment are available throughout the Islands at the same price as on the Mainland. Film developing takes three or four days. There are churches of all denominations.
RESTAURANTS:, Top hotels all have several dining rooms and serve excellent food. One of the best-known and most popular restaurants is Lau Yee Chai in Waikiki. Its outdoor dance floor has a vertical rock garden and waterfall. The food is superb. There are a number of picturesque Japanese tea houses. Reservations should be made in advance. The Tropics and the Broiler in Waikiki are both very popular. Be sure to attend a Hawaiian luau, a combination of the best native dishes and Polynesian entertainment. Some of the places which feature these are Don the Beachcomber’s and Queen’s Surf. Luaus are by reservation only. Among the best places for cocktails in the Waikiki area are: the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Captain Cook Bar in the Surfrider, the Dagger Bar at Don the Beachcomber’s, Kamaaina Bar at the Moana, the Tiare Room Shell Bar and Ale Ale Kai Room at the Hawaiian Village, the House Without a Key at the Halekulani, the Gourmet, the Queen’s Surf and the bars of the new hotels.
SHOPS AND STORES: Honolulu is a wonderful place to buy’ Oriental wares, for Chinese objets d’art and other Chinese goods. The Watumull Stores in downtown Honolulu and Waikiki are good places to buy hand-blocked linens and other textiles, Hawaiian sportswear, carved Hawaiian woods and lauhala bags. Lauhala is the leaf of the pandanus tree, from which all sorts of novelties are made. At Waikiki as well as in downtown Honolulu there are many other good shops.
SPECTATOR SPORTS: Polo, wrestling, boxing, baseball, barefoot football.