Cheap Oahu Attraction Tickets

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It’s hard to believe it’s already August, but with only a month left before the inevitable start of the school year, we’ll all soon be wrapping up our summer vacation plans. However, as the days get cooler and shorter in most of… [Read More]

Germaine’s Luau: A Hawaiian Tradition


As the sun sets over Oahu’s Leeward Coast, a slight breeze ripples through palms silhouetted against the ocean. When you hear the sounding of the conch shell, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a native Hawaiian festival – where food, music,… [Read More]

Oahu Tourism Discounts

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Hawaii’s majestic scenery and tropical year-round weather make it a tourist’s dream come true—though we’re sure the natives don’t mind it either! On the Island of Oahu, you’ll find that everyone seems happy to be there and to show you some Hawaiian… [Read More]

Top Oahu Holiday Attractions

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Can you think of a more appealing setting for a winter getaway than the lush islands of Hawaii? Oahu invites you to explore, discover, and embrace the Polynesian paradise this holiday season! Enjoy the sensational sunny weather, a variety of holiday celebrations, and… [Read More]

Hawaii Wedding Planning Tips

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Having witnessed my parents renewing their wedding vows in Oahu, I came to appreciate the simple beauty of a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony. When planning your Hawaii wedding, you can embrace the modern American style, or you can opt to embrace the local… [Read More]

Prince Kuhio Day


What better way to experience Oahu than to engage in a celebration of its rich history and tradition? Locals and tourists alike welcome the holiday each year on March 26th – the birthdate of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniani’ole Piikoi. Prince Kuhio was… [Read More]

Romantic Things to Do in Oahu on Valentines Day

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If you’re lucky enough to be in Oahu for Valentine’s Day, you should take advantage of the many opportunities on the island for romance! Breathtaking scenery, ample options for outdoor fun, and plenty of premier attractions lead to a surplus of fun… [Read More]

Oahu Attractions: Pro Bowl Preview

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In January, there is one Oahu attraction enjoyed by local Hawaiians, visiting tourists, and television viewers alike: the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. This year, the NFL’s all star game will be taking place on Sunday, January 27 with kick-off at 2 PM HST… [Read More]

Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival Returns for 5th Year of Mayhem

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Combining Hawaii’s largest live music showcase with spirited Halloween revelry, Honolulu’s Hallowballo Music & Arts Festival is back for its fifth year—so we hope you’re ready to party! On the weekend of October 27th and 28th, Chinatown’s Art District will be brought to… [Read More]

Sailing the Pacific


When you are staying on an island, what better way is there to explore the landscape and seaside attractions than sailing? Public or private sailing trips not only put you in the middle of breathtaking ocean views, but also get you up-close… [Read More]

The Honolulu Marathon


Did you know that Honolulu, Hawaii is home to one of the world’s ten largest marathon races? The Honolulu Marathon takes place on Sunday, December 11th this year, and in the past has averaged about 25,000 finishing runners. To put that number… [Read More]

Go Oahu Card Review

Lisa Weber of Adventures and Discoveries Hawaii has used both a Go Oahu Card (a by-the-day, all-inclusive Pass for sights and activities in Oahu) and the new Custom Oahu Explorer Pass (pick what you want to see and do, it gets put on a… [Read More]

Getting Ready for Your Oahu Vacation with the Go Oahu Card

Ready for your trip to Oahu? I’ll bet that being ready includes booking your flights and hotels and maybe even a rental car. If I said, “don’t do that, just go walk up and book all that stuff when you get there.”… [Read More]

Kayak Oahu: Discover the Pristine Beauty of Oahu by Sea

For those of you looking to “dive right in” to your Oahu adventure, consider one of the many exciting water activities available with the Smart Destinations Go Oahu Card. Kayak Oahu For a very private outing, rent a tandem kayak, load it… [Read More]

First Friday Art Walk in Chinatown

Head to downtown Honolulu’s Chinatown every first Friday of the month and dive deep into Oahu’s vibrant art scene. At each “First Friday” you can interact with local artists and artisans sharing their work. From paintings to powerful cultural exhibits, you’ll get… [Read More]