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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet – A Tourist Favorite!

The Aloha Bowl (Aloha Stadium) Swap Meet or ‘Flea Market’ as some people call it; is one of our favorite attractions when we are in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. It is also a favorite of most tourists visiting Oahu. Why? Well, keep reading and find out!

Plus, it is easy to get there with several buses and cheap transportation services offering round trips for less than $8 per person. If you happen to have a car, admission is only $1 per person.

The Aloha Bowl swap meet runs every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in the parking lot of Aloha Stadium – practically just across the street from Pearl Harbor. So, if you are visiting the USS Missouri Battleship or the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor on one of these days, you should plan a stop at the flea market! It runs from 6am-3pm, but we recommend not getting there before 8am as many vendors will still not be setup, especially on Sundays!

The swap meet is most famous for all of the tourist items that you can get there, much cheaper than any of the stores or hotels along the beach strip in Waikiki or even the ABC stores! There are also a number of vendors selling varieties of fresh and dried Hawaiian fruits including fresh sugar cane, bananas, papayas, mangos, and even coconuts!

Perhaps the most famous items to be had are the 8 t-shirts for $20. A great price, for sure. Our recommendation is to get the slightly more expensive ones, the 4 or 5 for $20 depending on the vendor – they will fit much better and last much longer.

In addition, you can find all of the jewelry, photo albums, luggage, dancing hula girls, bongos, artwork and more. These are the same ones that you can find in Waikiki for often 50% off.

Visit the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet – you will have a great time!