Your Destination Guide to Oahu

Destination Guide Oahu - Your Destination Guide to Oahu, HI

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© Stuart Seeger

Hawai'i is renowned for its balmy climate, and O'ahu boasts its fair share of tropical enticements. Whether you go for surf or sun—or both—beaches abound on the island. If you're looking to immerse yourself in O'ahu's flora or observe some of the region's endemic fauna, consider the many accessible gardens, parks, and preserves. In addition, Oʻahu offers a wide range of historical and cultural attractions where you can explore how its many diverse cultures have shaped Hawaiʻi into what it is today.

Oahu Attractions

  • Beaches
  • Along the shores of O'ahu, pleasure can be found strolling along long stretches of white sand that meets crystal blue water, snorkeling among colorful reef alongside an abundance of sea life, or surfing some of the best waves in the world.
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Historical and Cultural
Museums and Galleries
Natural Landmarks and Lookouts
Parks, Gardens and Nature
  • Sights
  • Honolulu is not a place where you'll grow easily bored. Whether scouting the royal palaces of downtown, hiking Diamond Head, gazing in awe at Manoa Falls, or enjoying the peacefulness of the many...
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Theme Parks
  • Theme Parks
  • Surrounded by ocean on all sides, activities are endless on O'ahu. But if you get tired of the beach – yes, for some that's possible – there are other enjoyable adventures.
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  • Venues
  • Hawai'i offers an eclectic cultural experience evident in its music and entertainment venues. Local spots like Aku Bone feature live traditional Hawaiian music, while bands at Tropics cater to a younger roots-reggae crowd.
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Zoos and Aquariums
  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • The wildlife exhibits on Oahu give viewers the chance to appreciate the beauty of the island's natural environment. Visitors have been known to say, "I've seen that before!" when visiting the Waikiki Aquarium after a snorkeling expedition somewhere offshore.
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