Will you be visiting Oahu this winter? If you are among the lucky ones who will be, you’ll undoubtedly be spending some time exploring the many remarkable beaches on the island. But have you actually stopped to plan out your beach days? As far as the team at ABC Auto Center is concerned, a little planning can turn a good beach day into a fabulous beach day! So before you jump into your rental car, take a look at the tips we’ve put together for you.

Explore Honolulu Beaches in a Rental Car

Plan to Be Spontaneous

While on vacation, some things are best organized ahead of time while others can be flexible. It’s always a good idea to reserve your minivan or rental car ahead of time to ensure availability, and planning out some specific beach destinations that you want to hit up is a great idea. But a loosely set plan should allow for spontaneity so that you can make extra stops, stay longer in places you love, and make adjustments on the fly.

Plan to Get Around

Driving in a new place can be intimidating for some. Make sure you load up your mobile device with a GPS or maps app with voice prompts so you aren’t distracted while driving. These will also help you plan out your day visually. But don’t just rely on technology; talk to the locals to find out what their favorite beaches are. You might be pleasantly surprised to find an idyllic spot that isn’t on your tourist map.

Plan to Eat Local

You can’t spend a day at the beach without some delicious and nourishing snacks! You can pop into the market to pick up some great picnic fare or visit a local restaurant or beach café for picnic basket takeaway. Don’t forget to load up on water and fresh fruit to keep you hydrated and energized in the hot Hawaiian sun.

Plan the Essentials

Don’t forget to bring your beach bag with towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera, bathing suit, and snorkel gear.

Affordable and reliable minivans, SUVs, trucks, and even luxury car rentals are available at both ABC Auto Center locations. Request a reservation online, or contact us today at (510) 974-3361 so you can explore the beaches, Honolulu, and everything the island has to offer at your own pace.