Your Destination Guide to Oahu

Destination Guide Oahu - Your Destination Guide to Oahu, HI

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What better place than paradise to set forth on an adventure of your own. Land activities include hiking, horseback riding or rollerblading. Those inclined to spend more time at the shore will enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving for viewing unique marine life. Experience the rich diversity of Oahu's tropical environment and learn more about the history of the islands.

Oahu | Recreation

Beach Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Something about the sand, the sun, or the surf must make Hawai'i residents more passionate about volleyball than their Mainland counterparts. Attendance at University of Hawai'i volleyball matches typically leads the nation, and volleyball is one of the most popular sports for high school students.
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  • Biking
  • It reduces greenhouse gas emissions, saves gas money, and can get you in shape. It is bicycling, and the sunny, warm climate of Hawai'i is ideal for those who want to pedal their way around the island. When choosing a route, the degree of difficulty is completely up to you.
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  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding, hula watching, and parasailing make for great vacation memories, but have you considered spending a day fishing in the brilliant blue waters of Hawai'i? Most people have fished in...
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  • Golfing
  • Every January, Hawai'i hosts the first two tournaments of the PGA Tour: the SBS Championship, limited to golfers who won a tournament on the Tour during the previous season; and the Sony Open, the first full-field event on the Tour schedule.
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  • Hiking
  • Rocky coastlines, dormant volcanoes, tropical forests, and thundering waterfalls are just a few of the sights that await adventurous spirits hiking Oahu's numerous trails. From the couch potato to...
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Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding
  • In 1838, King Kamehameha III requested that Spanish-Mexican vaqueros from California teach Hawaiians how to manage wild herds of cattle. In Hawaiian, the vaqueros and Hawaiian cowboys became "paniolo" which derives from espaƱol.
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Ice Skating at the Ice Palace
  • Ice Skating at the Ice Palace
  • For a truly cool night on Oahu, there's only one place to go: the Ice Palace in Halawa. While this might sound like a catchy slogan, it is a literal truth because Ice Palace is the only ice rink on Oahu.
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  • Parasailing
  • Have you ever imagined gliding quietly through the air, your feet dangling in the breeze as you look out at whitecapped oceans, emerald green fields, sprawling urban streets, and dazzling mountain...
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  • Skydiving
  • Many people head to the beach to try Oahu's premier extreme sport, surfing, but if you're looking for something new and adrenaline-pumping, look no further than skydiving.
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  • Yoga
  • In a study conducted in 2009 by LiveScience, Hawai`i was voted one of the happiest places in the United States.
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