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Go Polynesian

Founded in 1963, the POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER celebrates Hawai‘i’s diverse Polynesian background with award-winning performances and interactive attractions. PCC’s signature attraction is a group of six villages and two exhibits highlighting islands from Fiji to Samoa, where hundreds of Polynesian islanders share their customs and traditions with visitors. Moving through the villages, visitors will find… Continue »

Zip O‘ahu

Believe it or not, the island of O‘ahu had NO zipline tour before 2014! KEANA FARMS, nestled on the North Shore in Kahuku, filled the void, opening the island’s FIRST AND ONLY ZIPLINE TOUR in June of last year. This fun, family-friendly attraction blends entertainment and education into a thrilling, 3-hour guided tour over Keana… Continue »

Get Involved With Sea Life

An underwater wonderland awaits you at the end of a mere half-hour drive out of Waikiki along scenic Kalaniana‘ole Highway. SEA LIFE PARK, situated directly across from Makapu‘u Beach and “Rabbit Island,” has entertained millions of visitors with marine mammal shows and colorful educational exhibits since opening in 1964. The 22-ACRE PARK celebrated its GOLDEN… Continue »

Spend The Day At Kailua Beach

Picture a powdery-white beach that stretches along the shore, a beach where gentle ocean conditions prevail year-round and obliging trade winds pump steam into windsurfers’ sails. This is KAILUA BEACH, recognized as one of the nation’s top beaches and a consistent favorite among lifeguards, coastal researchers, visitors and locals alike. The reef and typically reliable… Continue »

Head to Hanauma Bay

What does a humuhumunukunukuapua‘a have to do with SNORKELING? Hint: One may very well cross your path out among the reef! If you want to see this long-named creature, which turns out to be Hawai‘i’s brightly striped state fish, visit HANAUMA BAY NATURE PRESERVE, O‘ahu’s most popular snorkeling spot and an underwater park and conservation… Continue »

Meet Hawai‘i’s Turtles

The gentle, lumbering PACIFIC GREEN SEA TURTLE makes its home in Hawaiian waters. These huge, threatened creatures, which can grow to 4 feet and weigh up to 400 pounds, feed on limu (seaweed) that grows on rocks in shallow areas. The turtles, known as honu in Hawaiian, are referred to as green not for the… Continue »

Explore Kualoa

Take a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch spread from steep mountain cliffs to the sea, add horseback riding, ATV excursions, a jungle expedition and other narrated tours to the mix, and you’ll have the makings of a grand adventure set in a gorgeous surrounding. Located on the northeastern side of O‘ahu (a little less than an… Continue »

Celebrate The Beatles’ Legacy With Fourever Fab

Did you know that 2014 marked 50 years since The Beatles invaded America? “FOUREVER FAB” is a tribute show dedicated to the legendary band. No matter where THE BEATLES TRIBUTE GROUP FOUREVER FAB performs in the world, one thing remains consistent: People everywhere know the words to The Beatles’ infamous tunes—even in non-English speaking countries…. Continue »

Catch a Wave

To early Hawaiians, surfing was more than catching and riding waves—it was a social activity and honored ritual. In ancient Hawai‘i, surfing began with the selection of a tree from which a board would be carved and progressed to legendary surfing contests for the ali‘i (chiefs). Today’s surfers may not be royalty, but they are… Continue »

Paddle Like a Voyager

When the Hawaiian Islands chain developed from a hotspot on the ocean floor and began bursting through the surface of the Pacific Ocean, it obviously didn’t have any inhabitants. Eventually, Polynesian explorers arrived from faraway lands—and they made this long journey in double-hulled canoes. The POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY actually has recreated trips using replicas of… Continue »