Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Planning for the Hawaii Tournament

This year Stanford participates in a pre-season tournament, the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic at the University of Hawaii campus in Honolulu. (The only info link we can find is the UH schedule page.)

The dates are Friday through Sunday, November 16-18 (the weekend before Thanksgiving week). The participating teams are the host Rainbow Wahine, Stanford, Tennessee-Martin, and (dah-dah-dah-dum!) Baylor.

The scheduled games are:

  • Friday 2:30: Stanford v. Baylor
  • Friday 5:00: Tennessee-Martin v. Hawaii
  • Saturday 4:30: Tennessee-Martin v Baylor
  • Saturday 7:00: Stanford v. Hawaii
  • Sunday 2:30: Baylor v. Hawaii
  • Sunday 5:00: Stanford v. Tennessee-Martin

It isn't feasible to depart Friday for Honolulu in time for the game; nor to return on Sunday after the 5pm game. Accordingly, you will want to fly on the Thursday and return on the Monday.

Use the Travel Info sites linked from our Travel page to find flights and hotels.

Are you going?

If you are going to this tournament, add a comment below. What are your favorite things to do, or places to eat, or best place to stay, in Honolulu?

1 comment:

  1. Kiriyo and I will be there! Following are some places in Honolulu and Oahu that I love. It so happens, the first four are all on the same street!

    Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts
    http://alohashirts.com/
    This place has many thousands of Aloha shirts, including used, new and vintage shirts. Also Americana and Hawaiiana antiques and collectibles.
    517 Kapahulu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
    Open every day 10-6
    On your way up to the University from Waikiki

    Honolulu Zoo
    http://www.honoluluzoo.org/
    Open every day 9-4:30
    “Located between the slopes of Diamond Head and Waikiki at the corner of Kapahulu Avenue and Kalakaua Avenue.” Right across the street from the beach.
    It’s a zoo, Hawaiian style. Amazing birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians surrounded by beautiful gardens. They also do lots of research, and have many educational and conservation programs.

    Ono Hawaiian Foods (Restaurant)
    This is authentic Hawaiian food, not a “plate lunch” place. Don’t expect two scoops of rice and macaroni salad; this is the real thing. Kalua Pig, Laulau , Lomi Salmon, Poi, and lots of other delicious dishes. The staff loves to explain the foods to you, so don't be shy. 726 Kapahulu Avenue. This place is tiny and world renowned. Plan to wait.

    Like sugary treats? Then don’t miss the Malasadas at Leonard’s Bakery or watch for the “malasadamobile” around town! http://www.leonardshawaii.com/. If you’re interested in the origins of this Portugese treat, here’s a Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malasada. 933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816. Opens really early, closes late.

    If you are staying a day or two before or after the Tournament on Oahu, take a drive across the island to Kailua and the gorgeous beaches at and near Kailua Bay. It can be windy, but it’s beautiful and very easy to get in and out of the water (even for me!).

    If you like snorkeling, don’t miss Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, 10 miles east of Waikiki.

    Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown is great.

    I could go on, but this is already the longest comment I've ever made.

    Aloha! See you in Hawai'i!

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