The Turtle Bay Resort is set on the North Shore of Oahu and is beautiful. Like others have said, it's pricey but worth it. In my opinion, this is the only hotel on Oahu where you can get a quiet and relaxed neighbor island style vacation on Oahu. They have some nice dining and meeting facilities. The bay is a nice place to swim and you are close to the Polynesian Cultural Center.
This is a fun place to look for little girls fancy dresses and prom dresses. Prices are reasonable considering the type of merchandise. They often have girls' dresses on a big rack outside their door in the mall for $25. The also carry hairbows and other accessories. Staff is friendly and helpful.
This is a small art museum which one could go through in 30 minutes (assuming they don't have a cool visiting exhibit). The place is cute, partially outdoors, and virtually empty (unless a group of school kids are there). It's a nice stop but I wouldn't go out of my way to go ever again.
The Bishop Museum is a great place to get away from some of the cheesy toruist activities in Hawaii and learn about the history and culture of the Hawaiians. They have a great collection of quilts and if you go at the right time, little ladies are there quilting and you can ask them questions, etc. Parking is great. Price is fair but by no means free. They have a little kids area where children can do crafts and more hands on learning.
I attended a banquet at the Pacific Beach Hotel and was unimpressed with the accomadations. The banquet room looked more like a large storage room (no real windows, low ceilings, dark). I guess I expected more based on the cost of the event. Parking was difficult, but that's not uncommon in Honolulu. The hotel isn't in the best part of Waikiki either. Basically, I would never recommend the hotel to anyone.
Utah Valley State is a great school that has literally transformed in the past decade or so. The school now offers many 4 year degrees and more and more programs are being accredited by national accrediting bodies. Parking is bad but that's normal on any college campus. I enjoyed my time studying there as a visiting student. The campus is trying to create a college scene but campus social life is still limited (most people come to school to go to class, not find dates to the homecoming dance).
Knowledgable staff. This store has a ton of emergency supplies for 72 hour kits, food storage, water storage, etc. They sell #10 cans of food for food storage as well. After hurricane katrina their shelves were nearly empty though. I guess we weren't the only thinking about emergency rpeparedness. Cheapest source for the LED, no battery flashights.
If you want an authentic luau, this is not the one folks. Sure, it's a great tourist experience but nothing like the way the locals eat, dance, or celebrate (I know, I lived there for 5 years and still return regularly since my inlaws live there). The food is fair. The dancing is cheesy. I guess if I had never been to Hawaii before I might think this was a good experience but oh, what people are missing.
The Orem Library is big but not very user friendly. The layout is very choppy and it's difficult to find what you are looking for. The library is also on the dark side (needs more lighting). They do have a big selection and the librarians are nice. Generally, I think it's a nice place but for your first few visits you may feel completely lost.
The Salt Lake Public Library is great! First off, it's a beautiful building. The librarians are always helpful. The have an excellent storytime for kids birth-2 years which is unique. My son loves it! They sing songs, do activities, and read books. They also have a fun place to read and play for kids. Since my son is still young, I'm not as familiar with their older programs but I know they have story time for older kids and craft time.
The one drawback is you have to pay for parking (if you're there for more than 30 minutes) because the library is downtown. That's the only negative I've discovered.