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Travel Packages

Travel Packages

On the island of Oahu, learn to ride the waves in Waikiki where surfing was born or catch a big-wave surf meet on Oahu’s famed North Shore. Between sunrise and sunset, you’ll have hours to explore the hottest farm to table restaurants, browse the latest designer and local fashions, check out the urban art scene in Chinatown or stroll into Hawaii’s history at Iolani Palace. When the sun goes down, the “Heartbeat of Hawaii” awakens to a new beat, and it’s time to put on your dancing shoes.

For Pleasant Holidays travel packages click HERE or call  1-800-877-5223 

Land Package Inclusions:

  • Round-trip shared airport transfers 
  • Five nights’ hotel accommodations
  • Round trip game day transfers from hotel to Stan Sheriff Center
  • Game tickets for all sessions (12/22, 12/23 & 12/25)
  • All applicable taxes

Team Hotel Assignments:

Outrigger Waikiki:

  • Harvard
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma

Outrigger Reef:

  • Auburn
  • BYU
  • Northern Iowa
  • Washington State

For more Outrigger Hotel & Resort locations and deals, click HERE.

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Travel Tips

Tips for the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Traveler

So you want to watch some college basketball in an island paradise this Christmas. What more could you ask for than to find out that your favorite hoops team will spend the holidays at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu? When Santa needs a respite from all that global travel, O’ahu is the first place he heads for, while Mickey Mouse has been known to spend some island time here, too.

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, a 12-game tournament Dec. 22, 23 & 25 at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center, lights up the holiday season with threes to go with those twinkling palm trees swaying in the trade winds. With average temperatures here from the mid-70s to barely the mid-80s, the family spending time in Honolulu at this time of year is the best remedy for the winter blues. Bring good hiking shoes – rain forests, waterfalls, and craters are just a few of the reasons you should – and sunscreen. Don’t forget swimsuits and sandals. Snorkel gear? If you can, certainly bring it. Just tuck it under your team-spirit basketball jersey.

Humbling tribute, hallowed ground

No trip to Honolulu can be had without a visit to the USS Arizona/World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. O’ahu is dotted with many an historic military memorial – including the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where more than 25,000 lost in three American wars now rest – but none hold such a powerful testament to the lives sacrificed for our nation as the site of the Pearl Harbor bombing. read more..

Living, breathing landmark

After a few games at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, the University of Hawaii offers a diverse selection of more adventures around and near campus, including the Lyon Arboretum. With more than 5,000 plant species within a rainforest zone and one of the world’s most impressive collections of palms, this is a thriving world-class research facility and educational center. read more..

Basketball and volcanoes, oh my

If you’re wondering about the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic’s namesake, it’s that 350-acre crater-sized, well, crater, on the southern tip of Honolulu. Those prone to phobias, beware: The hike to the top of the Diamond Head Crater, which runners and joggers regularly traverse with ease, includes a squeeze through a (lighted) tunnel that is said to be barely wide enough for two average-sized humans. read more..

Go ahead, go chasing waterfalls

Just a jog away from the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at Stan Sheriff Center is Manoa Falls, a beautiful waterfall with an easily accessible hiking trail. The walk up the mountain to view the 150-foot waterfall takes about 45 minutes for the novice hiker. read more..

Fish at your feet

If you can manage packing a snorkel and fins in your luggage, don’t hesitate. Nothing beats walking out the front door of your hotel and straight into the calm coastal shore waters of Honolulu for an impromptu – and free – swim with the fishes. read more..

It’s OK to be a tourist

If you bring the whole family to the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, you won’t run out of things to keep the Keiki (kids) happy. Especially during the holiday season. Not far from the Stan Sheriff Center, the Children’s Discovery Center offers plenty of sensory overload for the little ones and is free of charge. read more..

It’s all in the hips

If you’re in Honolulu, you’re going to want to experience a luau. Let’s face it, it’s a must. Like steel drums in a Caribbean nation, the luau and the hula dance introduce visitors to the Polynesian heritage that makes Hawaii’s history and traditions so remarkably diverse. read more..

A whale of a good time

Just when you think more fun can’t be had in Honolulu – you’ve been watching top-notch college basketball all week at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, during the holidays, under starlit skies and with trade-wind breezes – an opportunity comes along that is too good to pass up. read more..

Don’t poke at your poke

If you see the word “poke” on a menu here and you think about childhood fights and jabbing your finger into your little brother’s shoulder, you’re doing it wrong. In Hawaii, “poke,” the food, is pronounced “POH-kay,” and it’s a delicacy not to be missed. read more..