Hawaii Vacations: 7 Hot Shopping Spots
By Donna Monday
If you love to shop, here's some "must see places to visit while you're in Hawaii.
Hilo Hattie's - World famous Hawaiian store where you can buy high quality clothing and souvenirs--to keep Hawaii close to you always.
Ala Moana Center - This mall has over 200 shops and is the largest open air shopping center in the U.S. This place has everything and you'll find very beautiful merchandise. The food court is big and offers a wide variety of great eats.
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet - This is the best bargain in Hawaii. For an entrance fee of 50 cents, you can find tons of bargains on all kinds of goods. It's open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Also, it can get a bit hot, so dress appropriately.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center - This shopping center is right in front of the Pink Palace Hotel. You'll find boutiques, places to buy t-shirts and souvenirs, restaurants, and a post office.
DFS Galleries (DFS Galleria) - This is a great place to shop for U.S. and foreign tourists. You can find designer goods and cosmetics with no sales tax. While it's designed mainly for overseas visitors, U.S. visitors can shop on the first couple of floors.
Chinatown - Here's a place where you can find inexpensive goods and foodstuffs like pastries, exotic fruits and fresh fish. The Hing Mau Store is highly recommended. The area also has a Costco and Sam's Club.
Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center - They offer a free tour where you can learn about the history of this company and how they make coral jewelry. Of course, you can also buy beautiful jewelry there as well.
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