Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions

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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 some of the top fireworks extravaganzas on Oahu and decide where you’ll celebrate take your family or friends for the Fourth. Aloha Tower Marketplace Aloha Tower in downtown … [Read more...]

Oahu Summer Discounts

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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 for an extended period, four-day and monthly passes are available. Use TheBus to get as close as you can to wherever you want to go and then walk the rest of the way. It’s a great way to get … [Read more...]

Germaine’s Luau: A Hawaiian Tradition

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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 an enthusiastic “aloha” from your hosts. Germaine’s Luau has been featured on television shows like ABC’s Good Morning America and has been called the best luau in America. … [Read more...]

Oahu Attractions List

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A Hawaiian vacation to the island of Oahu is every bit as wonderful as it sounds, complete with some of the best beaches in the world, lush tropical scenery, and cultural and historical attractions. Oahu attractions are some of the best in the country and cover a wide range of interests. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, you'll find plenty of things to do in Oahu. If you're not familiar with all of Oahu's top attractions and tours, take a look at the 36 attractions available on an Oahu attractions pass.   Oahu Attractions List Polynesian Cultural Center Makani Catamaran USS Bowfin Museum Sea Life Park Paddle Boarding Oahu Snorkel Oahu North Shore Oahu Kayak Rental Battleship Missouri Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Oahu Island Tour USS Arizona … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Oahu

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If you don’t have plans locked in for this Valentine’s Day, you better get to work. However, if you’re lucky enough to be spending the most romantic day of the year in one of the most romantic places in the world, you’ve at least got plenty of options. Whether you’re keeping the fire going or sparking a new one, a fun Valentine’s Day date is a great way to show someone you care—and that you know how to have a good time! If your loved one likes the great outdoors, take her on a hike. If your honey can’t get enough Hawaiian culture and cuisine, a luau might really wow him. Either way, there are more than enough things to do in Oahu. Here are some ideas for romantic dates on the island known as “The Gathering Place.” The Outdoorsy Date If your date is more mud and … [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 dozens of unique attractions. The island of Oahu is known as “The Gathering Place”, making it the perfect location for bringing friends and family together to create unforgettable holiday memories! Vans Triple Crown of Surfing North Shore Hawaii | Nov 12-Dec 20 Surf culture in Hawaii is deeply ingrained within its history and its present. The first known occurrences of surfing are connected to ancient Hawaii traditions, where the sea had a perceived persona, which could reflect emotions. This reverence for the ocean … [Read more...]

Oahu Attraction Closings for Government Shutdown

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As you are probably aware of at this point, certain factions of the United States government have become involved in a dispute which has resulted in some parts of the government being closed until further notice. While the shutdown will obviously be temporary, there are a number of affected areas in the interim. For travelers in certain areas of the country, some attractions which are involved with the federal government may or may not be open. If you were planning on visiting any Oahu Attractions today or in the near future, there are a few closings to be aware of. Due to the Government Shutdown, the following Oahu Attractions (so far) are closed: USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park Battleship Missouri Memorial USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl … [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 and romantic things to do in Oahu to impress your date on Valentine’s Day. With the special day just a few days away, there’s little time to waste! Check out some of our favorite ideas for Valentine’s Day dates in Oahu. Experience the Allure of Secret Island Beach An afternoon at Secret Island Beach in Kualoa Ranch will undoubtedly make for a Valentine’s Day to remember. At this secluded beach with sweeping views of the Kaneohe Bay and Mokolii Island, how you use your time is up to you! Guests can spend three hours there with … [Read more...]

Why Rent a Moped in Honolulu

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What better way to experience the capital of Hawaii than to rent a moped in Honolulu? On a moped, you have the ability to navigate the busy city streets, visit the beaches or travel the windy roads of the Hawaii coastline. Home to more than 75% of the state’s population, Honolulu is always a busy place for tourists and locals. If you’re looking for a way to escape the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, a moped may be the answer. Special Moped Requirements to Keep in Mind Before you read any further, keep in mind that there may be some requirements for motorcycle or moped rentals. Many rental shops will require riders to be 21 or older (though some will rent to adults 18 and older). Typically, you will need a driver’s license to rent a moped and a motorcycle endorsement for … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Do in Oahu

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As the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu is always alive with action. There are so many fun things to do in Honolulu that it would be difficult to list them all. The amazing beaches of Oahu island offer enough on their own, but there are also several museums, parks and relaxing activities available to visitors. From Ala Moana to Waikik Beachi, here are the top 10 things to do in Oahu. Ala Moana Beach Park Ala Moana Beach Park is a picturesque tourist attraction located on the coast of the island. It boasts a beautiful jogging trail, beach and nearby shopping center. Before the opening of the Mall of America, the Ala Moana Shopping Center was the largest mall in the States. Today, it is still the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Diamond Head Hike Visiting the 350-acre … [Read more...]