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Thursday, February 4, 2010

98. FREE Hawaii at The Grove

Hawaii is not a cheap date, so let the island paradise come to you for FREE!
The Grove is a cool hang out place anytime of the year, but even more so when this upscale shopping center is transformed into a tropical paradise on Saturdays throughout this month of February. Free activities and entertainment will be running Noon - 7 PM, such as listening to live Hawaiian music, learning how to hula dance, "making your very own flower lei, creating unique palm frond crafts, getting a temporary Hawaii-inspired tattoo, and sampling coffee and flavors of the islands".

Old Lahaina Luau
Originally uploaded by 365 Cheap Dates

A different tropical island will be featured every Saturday. Click HERE for more info about specific activities and entertainment on each day.
  • Feb 6th - Kauai (Bonus Entertainment: Stay longer to enjoy the 80's music in the park 6-9 PM).
  • Feb 13th - Maui (photo on right is from my last night on vacation here).
  • Feb 20th - Big Island.
  • Feb 27th - Oahu.
Hawaii can be a pricey vacation, so consider this a day trip or island-hopping. Admission is free to the public, while parking is also free for the first 2 hours with validation, then $3 thereafter.

While you're there, don't miss out on the Kodak Moment in front of the mini-Bellagio-like "dancing" water feature (free hourly show). For more fun, take a free quick ride (6 minutes for 1/4 mile) on The Grove Trolley, which runs back and forth between The Grove and Farmer's Market. For lunch, the brazilian BBQ is my absolute favorite at the Farmer's Market. Pampas Grill is not the sit-down/all-you-can-eat type, so it's more affordable. This Farmer's Market is open every day, different from the local weekly farmer markets. All of this makes for a good day date. Enjoy!

UPDATE 06/02/10: The Islands of Hawaii are back in LA!! Come enjoy Oahu and the Big Island on June 5-6th, while Kauai and Maui on June 19-20th. This time you will have two choices of paradise at either The Grove on June 5th and 19th at Noon - 6 PM or it's new sister location in Glendale, The Americana at Brand, on June 6th and 20th at 1 - 6 PM. Click HERE for event details. Aloha!

Approximate cost of creative date idea = FREE + Validation for parking.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = Priceless.
Kiss & Tell Idea by @TheGroveLA & @SharingAloha
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