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 Memorial Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Tour Diamond Head Hike and Shuttle Waikiki Beach Gear Rental Kualoa Ranch … [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 adventure than spa treatment and roses, consider a hike over the majestic Hawaiian terrain and pay a … [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 resulted in a desire to engage with it, worship it, and even perform rituals and dances to please the … [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 Harbor Tour Pearl Harbor Memorial Pearl Harbor Museum Now that those Oahu attractions are … [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 unlimited use of all facilities and activities, including kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, swimming, … [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 a motorcycle rental. Many rental shops will also require an insurance deposit for the bike. Rates … [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 Diamond Head crater is widely considered one of the best things to do in Honolulu. You’ll be able … [Read more...]

Must Do Things in Oahu

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As home to the world-famous city of Waikiki, the state’s capital city, and the majority of Hawaii’s population, Oahu is usually the first stop for tourists new to the islands. There’s certainly no scarcity of things to do on the majestic island nicknamed “The Gathering Place.” As a first-time traveler, your only concern should be experiencing the diversity of Oahu’s attractions, which include history, entertainment, sight-seeing, ethnic cuisine, and unique culture. The activities on this list are are the best of Oahu - so don't miss out on your trip! 1. Experience a Waikiki Luau You haven’t experienced Oahu until you’ve been to a traditional Hawaiian luau. And there’s no better place to get a taste of a real luau than on the South Shore in historic Waikiki. Head to the beach at sunset to dine on kalua pig cooked in an imu (earth oven) and customary haupia … [Read more...]

Moanalua Golf Club a Favorite for Locals and Aviators

To the many visitors who enjoy golf as part of a Hawaiian Holiday, it may seem surprising that golf only came to the Islands at the very end of the 19th Century. In fact it wasn’t until 1898 that Hawaii had its first course: the Moanalua Golf Club on Oahu. Moanalua is a beautiful course located about 25 minutes from the hotels on Waikiki, but despite its proximity to the many visitors to the Island, it remains a popular spot with locals. While a nine hole course, players can take advantage of two different sets of tees for an 18 hole experience. This allows for a “front” nine and “back” nine that offer different perspectives and tests. The greens and fairways are all of Bermuda Grass and the course is a par 36 over 2,972 yards. In describing the course, GolfNow says “With out of bounds on every hole, brisk trade winds and a stream that meanders through the course … [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.” You’d think I was crazy. And you’d be right. Nobody walks up to the airline ticket counter and says “next flight to Honolulu please.” Even if they did have a seat, what kind of price do you think you’d be offered? Same thing goes with hotels and rental cars. Walk-up means risk of not getting what you want AND certainty of paying the absolute top dollar. So “ready” means you’ve got everything booked. You probably visited multiple sites to make sure you got not only what you wanted but also got it for the best possible price available. So flights, hotels, transport, all set. And I’m sure you’ve booked all the things you want to do too, right? If … [Read more...]