If you are looking to grab a bite to eat or go out for a few drinks, check out Park Avenue where both locals and American service members go out to dine and have a few Orion beers. For a more laid back, and quiet atmosphere, head down to the bottom of the hill to a neighborhood called Awase where you will find a variety of Japanese Izakaya, Okinawan noodle restaurants and the ever popular "snack bars".
The climate is semi-tropical, with an average winter daytime temperature of 65F (nighttime low of 55F), and summer temperatures generally around 90F and humid.
Take the express way from Naha and exit at Okinawa Minami IC. Note: the express way is a toll road.
Another option is to take Route 330 up which would be slower, but there are no tolls.
To get to downtown Okinawa City, take Bus 31 from the Kamiizumi (上泉) bus stop to Goya (胡屋) bus stop. It takes about an hour.
There is a local bus run by the city that loops around the major areas of Okinawa City.
Music Town is the new home to dozens of restaurants, music halls, recording and editing studios, entertainment halls, money exchanges and retail businesses. Located only a short drive from Kadena Air Base Gate 2.
For outdoor recreation check out the Okinawa Athletic Park that boasts a 5km running loop, sports facilities, two gyms, a camp ground and a water park.
To Uruma City
Neighboring Uruma City, the home of Katsuren Castle, the Kaichu Doro (Mid Sea Road) and several popular festivals can be accessed by car and bus from Okinawa city.
A popular area for U.S. military members, Chatan boasts a wide array of restaurants, bars and places to go shopping. Sunset Beach is also a popular place to go swimming and work on a tan in the summer time.