How does Spring Break 2014: Hawaii sound? The spring fever will soon strike, and as always, the sun is warm and the water is an unbelievable blue in the Hawaiian Islands. The spring break season on Oahu is bustling with college students making the most of their week off by relaxing on the beach, sipping tropical cocktails, and adventuring in the rugged and beautiful Hawaiian countryside.
It’s time to break out your swimsuit and flip flops again for the perfect spring kickoff vacation. From cruises to surfing lessons, Oahu attractions capture the spirit of the island!
Go on an Adventure
Perhaps all that time spent buried in books has you itching to get out and do something exciting or exceptional. Get your heart beat up and your senses exploding with an Oahu kayak rental on the untamed North Shore, where vegetation is lush and large green sea turtles duck in and out of the water. And while you’re there, you should also snorkel Oahu North Shore with some help from Hawaii Beach Time. They’ll provide you with rental gear and give you any tips you need to see the most underwater life in all its vibrant glory.
Looking to stay closer to Waikiki and Honolulu? Try paddle boarding Oahu in the protected waters of Moana Beach Park just 10 minutes from Waikiki. Another option—which is also a tourist favorite—is the Diamond Head Hike and Shuttle tour. You’ll climb to the top of Mt. Leahi, better known as Diamond Head Crater, for a panoramic view of the island and the ocean, as well as an up-close look at the most famous volcanic crater on earth.
Relax in the Sand
On the other hand, perhaps all that studying has you feeling like it’s time to just relax. As you might imagine, that’s a reason many people cite for a trip to Hawaii, and there are multiple Oahu attractions perfect for just that. Didn’t have room to pack your umbrella or lounge chair? No boogie board or surf board? A Waikiki Beach gear rental solves that problem so you can spend hours on the beach just lolling around in the sand and surf.
If you’re looking for somewhere very tranquil to get some peace and quiet, head to the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Byodo-In is an intricate Japanese structure set in one of the most beautiful spots on all of the island. Wildlife flourishes in the waters surrounding the temple, including black swans, peacocks, wild doves, and plenty of koi.
Encounter Authentic Culture
While you’re on Oahu, you should definitely take some time to get a taste of the culture. After all, it’s not every day you get to fly to Hawaii and the locals and natives have a lot to offer! Explore the Polynesian Cultural Center by day and then spend the evening at the PCC’s spectacular HA Breath of Life Dinner Show, a mythical story of the soul featuring Hawaiian music, drums, dance, hundreds of performers, and a world renowned fire knife performance.
More Oahu Spring Break Attractions
Make sure to check out all of the fantastic Oahu attractions available at discounted rates through Smart Destinations to make the most of your trip. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to fill your itinerary with over 35 top attractions and tours.