Sign at Kualoa Ranch.

Windward O‘ahu Entertainment

Entertainment in Windward O‘ahu leans more towards informative & easy-going, with two venues for cultural tours and luau, and some very casual nightlife.

A Polynesian fire dancer performs at a luau.

Luau Traditions and Kalua Pig

The luau is an island institution. Learn about luau traditions in families and how visitors can take part in the experience and a succulent meal of kalua pig.

A Swainson's Toucan poses for a picture at the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo.

Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo in Greater Hilo

Not many travelers can visit a zoo in such a unique setting, where the animals virtually live in paradise. The Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo is small, delightful, and home to both endemic and introduced species. A visit will take a full day; here’s helpful trip planning information and tips.

Take a sunset cruise aboard a Sail Trilogy catamaran.

Take a Sunset Cruise in West Maui

Few Maui activities are more iconic than a sunset sail off the West Maui coastline. You have your choice of vessels and experiences, from sailing catamarans serving select appetizers to more yacht-like full-bar and restaurant dinner cruises.

Enjoy a true island experience of live music at Hotel Moloka‘i.

Entertainment on Moloka‘i

Most of the entertainment on Moloka‘i is of the live music variety, and that usually means that it’s going to be traditional island music played in a kanikapila style. Witnessing a live jam session can be captivating and a true island experience.

Old Lahaina Luau is regarded as the best, with a cultural integrity and commitment to historical accuracy.

Authentic Luaus in Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina is the best place on Maui for taking part in a luau. It’s drier and calmer than in nearby Ka‘anapali. The luaus in Lahaina are arguably the two best on the island, with cultural integrity and commitment to historical accuracy.

The state and US flag hang in front of rustic Becker Vineyards in the HIll Country.

Best Wineries on the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail

Texas Hill Country has rediscovered its viticulture roots. Wineries have cropped up all throughout the state, 27 of which happen to be west of Austin in the beautiful Hill Country. Here are some of the best wineries on the Trail, along with a bit about Texas’s wine history.

Choose one of the luaus in Ka‘anapali for your fire twirling fix.

Ka‘anapali Luaus

There’s no shortage of luaus to be found along the Ka‘anapali strip. All feature buffet food for over 100 people, local craft artisans, and some sort of premium seating for an added price, but the atmosphere and food quality varies fairly heavily. Choose which luau is the best experience for you based on these summaries.

Teams squaring off in Austin's roller derby.

Austin’s Roller Derby Revival

The most outrageous form of entertainment of the golden 1970s, roller derby, is back! Austin’s unique and dazzling form of underground entertainment is put on by a legion of feisty women from all walks of life.