Top 10 Things to Do in Oahu

Top 10 Things to Do in Oahu

Editor's note: this blog post was last updated on 4/10/2015 As the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu is always alive with action. There are lots of fun things to do in Honolulu, including soaking up sun on the amazing beaches of Oahu island, taking a stroll through a scenic park, going on a hike, or learning about Hawaii's unique history. Catch an authentic luau, go snorkeling, and brush up on US history, and enjoy a discount with a All-Inclusive Go Oahu® Card when you visit--the more you do, the more you save. Top 10 things to do in Oahu: Ala Moana Beach Park Ala Moana Beach Park is … [Read more...]

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Oahu Surfing Season: Big Waves on the North Shore

A fan of wild and wonderful waves? A surf savant? There’s no better place to observe (or participate in!) world-class surfing than Oahu’s North Shore. Long considered a mecca for professional surfers from around the globe, this seven-mile stretch of Hawaiian beach is the ideal locale for big wave surfing in the winter. Oahu is also home to some of the most elite surf competitions in the world, most of which are held in November and December (although the prime surfing season stretches from October until March each year). Surfing is perennially one of the most popular Oahu attractions! If … [Read more...]

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Humpback Whale Season Begins

We’re just coming into the beginning of winter now, and that means one major thing for animal lovers in Hawaii – the start of Humpback Whale Season. These majestic creatures roam the waters around the Hawaiian Islands between December and April of each year, bringing joy and delight to locals and tourists alike. Want to see some whales for yourself? This is the perfect time of year for a trip to Oahu! Humpback whales are among the most endangered of the whale species, having been hunted nearly to extinction by the commercial whaling industry in the last century. Conservation efforts have … [Read more...]

Oahu Attractions

Pearl Harbor Day 2014

Looking for historic Oahu attractions? Well if you’re a history buff, you’re in luck! This year is the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, that infamous day in 1941 when the bombing of the US Naval Base in Hawaii incited the US’s involvement in World War II. Today, the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are the ideal place to both commemorate this tragic event and celebrate the legacy of those brave men and women who contributed to the American war effort. First up is the USS Arizona Memorial – the most visited attraction in all of Oahu! This memorial honors the 1,177 crewmen who perished in … [Read more...]

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Oahu Attraction Tips

If you live in Oahu, you know and, if you’re planning to visit, you’ll find out. The traffic in Waikiki is a nightmare. In fact, it commonly ranks among the worst in the nation. While we can’t give you a police escort through the city while you’re sightseeing, we can offer advice to help you beat the traffic, or at least avoid it as much as possible.  Use these tips to build your very own Oahu Pass that won’t leave you sitting behind the wheel in traffic. One obvious piece of advice would be to avoid rush hour. You can do this by getting to where you need to go between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. … [Read more...]

Oahu Attractions

Halloween in Oahu 2014

How does Oahu celebrate Halloween? With the same unique islander mix of cultural heritage and just plain fun that Hawaiians approach everyday life! Here are a few of our top picks for things to do in Oahu this Halloween. Each of these Oahu attractions is full of festive holiday fun for the whole family, and they’re popular events with locals and visitors alike. Hallowbaloo 2014 Saturday, October 25 5:30 -10:00 pm Chinatown, Honolulu http://hallowbaloo.com/2014/ This is the 7th year of this local tradition and it’s only gotten grander and more exciting each year. Hosted in the Chinatown … [Read more...]

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Cheap Oahu Attraction Tickets

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 North America, down in the Hawaiian Islands, life is as carefree and casual as it ever was. September is largely a warm, dry, and sunny month on the island of Oahu, and even the winter season in Hawaii is likely to see temperatures in the mid 70s. September through December is a great time to visit Oahu because airfare and accommodations can be found for cheaper than … [Read more...]

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Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions

What could be better than Fourth of July in Hawaii? Once you’ve had the chance to live the experience, we think you’ll be able to answer, “Not much.” America’s newest state has plenty of Independence Day pride, and as the natives are known for their laid back lifestyle, you can imagine that celebrations would ensue. Plus, fireworks add to the already picturesque landscape and Oahu attractions that draw so many visitors. If you’re on the Island of Oahu, known as “the Gathering Place,” you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see 4th of July Fireworks no matter where you are. Take a look at … [Read more...]

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Oahu Summer Discounts

Oahu is full of exciting events throughout the year, but the summer may be the best time of all to visit. The third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to some of the biggest summer discounts in the entire state. In addition to the savings that are offered by the Go Oahu Card Attractions Pass, there are a few other ways to save cash during a visit to Hawaii. Instead of spending money on taxis or renting an expensive car, get around in Oahu on the aptly named public transportation system, TheBus. Fares are just $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for kids. If you are going to be staying … [Read more...]

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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, dance, and drink cultivate a feeling of ohana (family) you can’t get anywhere else. What is this majestic place? Welcome to Germaine’s Luau, a Hawaiian institution that has been bringing native island culture to visitors for more than 40 years. With your Go Oahu Card attractions pass in your pocket, you’ll be greeted with a traditional shell lei and … [Read more...]