The Brady Bunch TV show is one of the most famous TV series of all time. It is a US-based sitcom that was created by the famous Sherwood Schwartz and among the casts are Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis and Florence Henderson. The story of the sitcom revolves around a large family and the show started airing in September of 1969 and had their last episode in March of 1974.
One of the most talked about episodes in the Brady Bunch TV show is when the family went for a vacation in Hawaii. If you are an avid fan of the show and are planning to book a holiday in Hawaii, it is definitely worth knowing where the TV show was shot during their episodes there. Who knows, you might get to visit one of these places in Hawaii. Where did the Brady Bunch TV show film and visit during their Hawaii episodes? Read on to know more.
The Sheraton Waikiki
The Sheraton in Waikiki is where the cast of the Brady Bunch show stayed during their trip to Hawaii to film their episodes there. The hotel is still there and still looks much more the same when the cast went there in the 1970s.
The Sheraton features five beautiful resorts and is surrounded with stunning views of the beautiful beaches nearby. But take note that this 5-star luxurious hotel comes with a price. An overnight stay could cost you as much as $500. If you think the price is a bit too much, you might as well check out the Turtle Bay Vacation Rentals. For about the same price, you would have an entire villa by the beach for a week.
Puu Ualakaa State Park
The Puu Ualakaa State Park is another place in Hawaii that the Brady Bunch casts have used in one of their episodes. If you still remember the episode, David, the family’s tour guide, have decided to take them to this overlooking state spot in Honolulu and they all have a good laugh while trying to figure out the right pronunciation of “Puu Ualakaa”. If you want, you can also have a tour on this lovely park on your Hawaiian getaway. There are lots of tour operators in Hawaii that would be willing to include this spot on your Hawaiian tour package.
The Iolani Palace, considered as a national historic landmark of Hawaii and is said to be the only official state residence of the royalty of the United States, is another spot where David, the Brady Bunch family’s tour guide, have taken the entire family. David pointed at the Iolani Palace while they were in front of the new state building standing on the park that has the statue of King Kamehameha.
This royal residence is definitely worth a visit. Here, you will get to have a glimpse of Hawaii’s first ever electric light system, as well as flush toilets and telephones. The beautiful palace has rich interior with a stunning koa staircase and there are dramatic portraits of the Hawaiian royalty on the walls, with some beautiful ornate furniture inside as well as royal gifts and ornaments coming from all over the world.
The King Kamehameha Statue
The statue of King Kamehameha is another Hawaiian tourist spot that was featured on one of the Hawaiian episodes of the Brady Brunch show. The entire family of the Brady’s was filmed standing on the park while admiring the statue. The statue can be seen in front of Aliiolani Hale, right in the downtown area of Honolulu. In case you didn’t know, King Kamehameha I is considered a warrior, a leader and a diplomat who is responsible in uniting the islands of Hawaii into a Royal Kingdom during the year 1810.
Halona Blow Hole
The entire Brady Bunch family was also taken by David to the Halona Blow Hole. This spot is definitely hard to miss when you are vacationing on the beautiful island of Hawaii. The Blowhole is actually a result of a natural occurrence that was formed by some molten lava that came from the volcanic eruptions in the island several thousands of years ago. When the lave tubes reach the ocean, the blowhole will shoot up water to as high as 30 feet towards the air and is definitely a sight to behold.
One of the activities that the Brady Brunch family did while filming some of their Hawaiian episodes on this lovely island is canoeing. The entire family enjoyed the group Outrigger adventure and you will definitely enjoy such activity too, if you and your family are into sports and adventure. It is a good idea to book your Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Eco Tour in advance or if you are not into this kind of adventure, you can simply watch the sport with your family. There is an Outrigger Canoe Racing in Hawaii from time to time so better ask about this from your tour operator.
The USS Arizona Memorial
You probably have heard of the USS Arizona Memorial already, considered as one of the famous spots in a Hawaiian tour. Just like with most tourists who get to visit Hawaii, the Brady Brunch family also paid their quiet respect to the victims of the Pearl Harbor bombing by visiting the USS Arizona Memorial.
The Pearl Harbor
Just like the USS Arizona Memorial, the Pearl Harbor is a site in Hawaii that you should include on your travel itinerary. In one of the Brady Brunch episodes, David was filmed telling the family about the Shark Queen God on the island warning the island chief not to put up a military base on the harbor, or a bad luck will soon follow, and indeed, the Pearl Harbor bombing happened.
So those are some of the places that the famous Brady Brunch family have visited while filming their show at the beautiful island of Hawaii. For a truly satisfying Hawaiian family getaway, book a one week stay at one of the villas of Turtle Bay Vacation Rentals. The Turtle Bay beach is actually another famous Hawaiian spot that you should never miss. This area marks the entrance of the legendary North Shore, and this is the spot where the most scenic stretches of Oahu’s coastline are to be found.