Walking backward while talking is useful for leading a tour, demonstrating a moonwalk, or retreating from a room full of ominously staring toddlers. See the reverse saunter put to good use with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a guided walking tour of Honolulu for two ($40 value)
- $35 for a guided walking tour of Honolulu for four ($80 value)
During the two-hour walking tour, available Saturday and Sunday from 9-11 a.m., an expert history buff guides 15–20 guests through downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, passing landmarks such as Hawaii's first church, bank, and police station.
Prices vary by age and military status.
Ohana Walking Tours
Enchanted by a walking tour of Manhattan he took in 2007, the Honolulu Star Bulletin reports, Casey Hewes decided that his hometown of Honolulu deserved a similar guided trek focused on its rich history and culture. After recruiting former police officer and fellow lifelong history buff Richard Wong, Hewes opened Ohana Walking Tours one year later. Richard meets patrons beneath the Aliiolani Hale archway—situated right behind the King Kamehameha statue—and leads a two-hour jaunt past such attractions and landmarks as the Iolani Palace and the mayor's office. Guests also visit numerous Hawaiian firsts, including the state's first church, police station, and pizzeria, which was formed by a cooling volcano full of ham and pineapple. Throughout the tour, Richard connects rich anecdotes about Honolulu's past with their relevance to contemporary issues affecting the city today.