Hawaii Charm 2012
Dept of Physics & Astronomy
University of Hawai'i
2505 Correa Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
The Workshop will be held at the Imin Conference Center at the East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road, aka Jefferson Hall, just aside the UH Campus (see map ). For the Workshop participants, we have arranged a shuttle pickup from Waikiki hotels to East-West Center and vice versa. For those who want to rent a car, take into account the high parking charges, both at hotels (see table ), and in the Campus (see below ).

Going to UH by Taxi or Shuttle

By taxi, tell the driver to take you to the University of Hawaii via the East-West gate, to 1777 East-West Road, which is just after the intersection with Correa Road. On the right side of East-West Road, you can find the workshop location Jefferson Hall. Taxi fare from the airport is about $40, and about $20 from Waikiki. From the airport, you can also use prearranged shuttle services such as Roberts or Speedishuttle.

Taking the Bus

Public transportation service in Honolulu is among the best in USA. Schedules, routes, fares can be found in The Bus website. The bus costs $2.50, exact change required (dollar bills or change but no pennies). Ask for transfer when you get aboard. Longer term visitors may wish to get a $60/month bus pass. From the Airport to Waikiki, you can use bus numbers 19 and 20, but be aware that large pieces of luggage are not allowed on the bus. The number 4 bus will bring you from the corner of Kapahulu and Kalakaua in Waikiki, at the southwest corner of Kapiolani park, to the nearest stop to UH, at the corner of University and Dole. The number 6 bus will get you to the University from Ala Moana shopping center (a major bus hub). The buses run every 15 minutes, and should take about 20 minutes. BEWARE of taking the number 6 bus the wrong way: it should say Woodlawn, but ask the driver if it goes to the University to be sure. (The other direction will take you off somewhere in the wilds of Punchbowl.) Even more convenient is the "City Express A" bus which runs every 10-15 min and takes about 10 min between UH (Sinclair Circle, off Univerity near the corner of Dole, close to Bachman Hall) and Ala Moana, and on to downtown (and vice versa). This articulated bus runs along Kapiolani and stops near Keeaumoku (about one block from Ala Moana). Bus number 6 stops just in front the East-West Center, A and 4 stop in University Avenue, a 5 minute walk from the workshop location, see this map

Driving to UH

Driving to campus is fairly easy, parking is not. If coming from the airport, take H-1 East until you reach the University Avenue offramp, about 8 miles from the airport. This will send you mauka (inland direction) on University Avenue. Turn right at the first intersection, after only about 100 meters on University Avenue, on to Dole Street. Take Dole Street kokohead (that is to say counterclockwise around the island, or approximately eastwards), to the third stoplight which is East-West road (which runs north-south of course). Please see this map:

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Driving from Waikiki, head mauka (inland) until you get to Ala Wai Boulevard, bordering the waterway of the same name, and then turn left (ewa, or clockwise around the island, roughly west, and by the way, your only choice). Take the first bridge, at McCully Street, travelling mauka until the first street on the other side, Kapiolani Boulevard. Turn right on Kapiolani, and proceed for about 1 km until you find University Avenue, whereupon you can turn left, heading mauka again (inland) towards the University, and passing under the freeway in about 2 km. Turn right at the first intersection, about 100 meters after the tunnel, on to Dole Street. Take Dole Street kokohead (that is to say counterclockwise around the island, or approximately eastwards), to the third stoplight which is East-West road (which runs north-south of course).

The workshop location, Jefferson Hall is just after the crossingwith Correa Road.

The Unpleasant Facts about Parking at UH

All visitor parking zones are shown in this map. Parking is generally available, but expensive, early in the Visitor Lot on the back of the Kennedy Theater, just across East-West road from Jefferson Hall. Turn left on to Correa Road, just after the parking kiosk on East-West Road. As the UH season ends on May 12 (if you arrive on saturday, be prepared to see a crowdy campus ...), the parking situation should be relatively good during the week of the workshop. The Visitor Lot should be relatively empty. Up-to-date details on UH parking can be found at this site. If your hotel is in Waikiki, a cheaper option is the Lower Campus Parking Lot, which does not allow overnight parking. Parking charges in the recommended accomodations are summarized in the following table:

Hoteles Suites Waikiki $20/night
Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel $23/day
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel $27/day (+valet tip)
Ala Moana Hotel $20/day (self) $25/day (valet)
East West Center $5/day (each entry)

You may find free parking spots driving along Dole Street as do many students, but you may have to walk one km or more.

See the image below:

map courtesy of Google

.... what about the other islands ?

Before or after the Workshop, you may want to consider a visit to the other islands! Regular flights to Big Island, Maui, Kauai are operated every day by Hawaiian, Go!Mokulele, or Island Air .