This little town on the island of Oahu is the best! If you feel like getting away from all of the crowds and commercialization of Waikiki and Honolulu, this is the place to be. Yes, there are tourists here, but it is still a place that is mostly islanders. It's the ""real"" island. The shopping is great, the food is the best and not as overpriced as everywhere else. Don't miss a meal at Joe's. It's casual and the food is awesome. If I had my choice of where to go on Oahu, the North Shore would be it.
Pros: real shave ice, not as commercialized, true Hawaii
Cons: , shops close early