Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: October 31, 2005

THE BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL AT PEARL HARBOR in Honolulu is extending complimentary admission and flag raising privileges to all veterans and active-duty military personnel this Veterans Day, Nov. 11. All visitors on Veterans Day will receive a commemorative button that marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Regular admission to the Battleship is $16 per adult and $8 per child ages 4 to 12. Visit for more information.

THE HONOLULU POWER PASS, a new Smart Card by the Travel Fun Card, enables travelers to skip lines and save money at sights and attractions throughout Honolulu. Some of the activities included are the Dole Plantation; the USS Arizona and the Pearl Harbor Tour; the Kualoa Ranch and Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park; the Hanauma Bay snorkel excursion; Paradise Cruisers Moped rentals; and the Hawaiian Islands Eco-Tours Diamond Head Hike, among many other activities. One-, two-, three- or five-day cards are available. Visit for more information.

THE RENAISSANCE WAILEA BEACH RESORT on Maui is offering travel agents a special rate of $99 per night on stays through Dec. 15. The 345-room resort with 26 Beach Club rooms, 10 mountain suites and 2 specialty suites -- has views of both the Pacific Ocean as well as Mount Haleakala. Go to for more information.

OCEAN DRIFTERS, an exhibit coming to the Waikiki Aquarium on Nov. 12, will showcase jellyfish in the new Goldfein Spottswood Jellyfish Gallery. Box, lagoon, sea nettles, moon and comb jellyfish will fill the multiple 1,000-gallon tanks, with the creatures ranging in size from less than an inch to more than six feet in diameter. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., admission to the Waikiki Aquarium is $9 for adults, $4 for youths between 13 and 17 and $2 for kids ages 5 to 12. Go to or call (808) 923-9741 for more information.

THE OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI ON THE BEACH announced fall events that include the Kumulaau Arbor Day celebration on Nov. 4, a ukulele exhibition on Nov. 12, King Kalakauas birthday celebration from Nov. 16 to 18, an early visit from Santa on Dec. 10 and a demonstration by Hawaiian kumus (teachers) on indigenous healing and wellness on Dec. 17. For more information, go to


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