If the beautiful but bustling beaches of Waikiki leave you yearning for a little more local flavor, hop on the bus for a short ride out to Kapi'olani Community College. The Saturday Farmers' Market there is filled with local farmers hawking everything from live abalone to papayas to containers of taro hummus.
The market is open from 7:30 to 11 a.m., and you should definitely go for breakfast. There's a variety of hot food vendors and if you're like me, you'll have a hard time choosing between plates of Spam fried rice, tropical fruit and granola parfaits, and freshly fried balls of mochi. See all the photos in the slideshow »
Saturday Farmer's Market at Kapiolani Community College
Parking Lot C, 4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816; (map)