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Best of Oahu

Best of Oahu
Best of Oahu

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The best part about O'ahu is that while it has a busy and exciting city life complete with boutiques and malls for great shopping, theme parks and attractions for family fun, happening dance clubs and popular music venues for evening entertainment, the island still offers a peaceful natural beauty that is the spirit of Hawai'i. You may have to look a little harder, but you will find it along hiking trails, rocky cliffs, sandy shorelines, but mostly in the friendly smiles of the locals.

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  • Wind chimes tinkle through the crisp Upcountry air. Fountains trickle among the hydrangeas, proteas, and birds of paradise blooming in the gardens. Buddha statues, sculptures, and white picket fences contribute elements of art and grace to the delicately arranged spaces.
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Byodo-In Temple
  • Byodo-In Temple
  • The Byodo-In Temple and the surrounding grounds form the centerpiece of the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Dolphin Quest
  • Dolphin Quest
  • Dancing dolphins, lounging turtles and a lagoon full of delight, the Dolphin Quest Oahu is perfect for family fun.
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Ehukai Beach
  • Ehukai Beach
  • The North Shore of Oahu is home to the most famous waves in the world. Ehukai may be a quality beach park in its own right, blessed with soft sand and a blazing sun, but the real draw is in the wintertime, watching the epic tubes that give Pipeline its name.
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  • Haleiwa
  • Haleiwa, located in the heart of Hawaii's North Shore, is famous for its laid back surfer vibe. The small town is a popular chill spot not only for tourists but locals as well. Haleiwa boasts history, shave ice, big surf and surfers, shops, cafes, and a unique artistic quality.
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Honolulu Hale
  • Honolulu Hale
  • While other parts of the country deck the halls in preparation for a white Christmas, Honolulu Hale celebrates the holidays with a uniquely Hawaiian twist. The obligatory Christmas tree is present, but so is a giant, barefoot Santa proudly showing off a shaka, the local style of waving.
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Iolani, Hawai'i's Royal Palace
  • Iolani, Hawai'i's Royal Palace
  • With all the natural beauty Hawai'i has to offer—exquisite beaches, lush rainforests, pristine waterfalls, and the like — it may come as a surprise that it is also home to the only royal palace in the United States used as an official residence.
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Pineapple Plantation and Maze
  • Pineapple Plantation and Maze
  • Dole Plantation Hawai'i is the complete pineapple experience. Located in central Oahu in the town of Wahiawa, it is the perfect rest stop before driving toward the beaches on the North Shore. The first thing to do is jump aboard the Pineapple Express.
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Royal Mausoleum
  • Royal Mausoleum
  • The Royal Mausoleum—or Mauna 'Ala, as it is known in Hawai'ian—houses the remains of many individuals who have figured significantly in Hawai'i's history.
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The Aloha Spirit
  • The Aloha Spirit
  • "Come forward, be in unity and harmony with your real self, God, and mankind. Be honest, truthful, patient, kind to all life forms, and humble." - Kahuna David Bray When visiting the Hawaiian Islands, the word aloha comes easily to everyone's lips, even yours after you're there for a week.
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Waikiki Aquarium
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Ask anyone who grew up in Hawai'i about tide pools, and you can bet that tide pool play and exploration was a favorite childhood pastime.
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Waikiki Beach
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Once a vast swampland, Waikiki is now a Mecca for Hawai'i travelers. World-class hotels, the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, and the International Market Place have replaced the rivers and...
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