Food, Fun & After DarkSee all 101 Things To Do on O‘ahu!

Ride Like a VIP

Owning a boat is a hard-earned luxury anywhere, but the feel of slicing through waves on a luxurious yacht, sails taunt in the ocean breeze, bare feet on a padded sundeck? You may not have had the chance to sail out on your personal yacht, but you can still make that feeling come true. One… Continue »

Taste the Rainbow State

O‘ahu has seen a surge in OPEN-AIR MARKETS in recent years, with new locations cropping up nearly every weekend. The trend toward sustainability and living off the ‘aina (land) isn’t new—native Hawaiians developed a system of land management known as an ahupua‘a where an entire village utilized resources found from mauka (the mountains) to makai… Continue »

Treat Your Tastebuds

Foodies in the know oftentimes skip the lu‘au buffet tables in favor of the culturally diverse feast the islands have to offer, from fresh sushi and sashimi to tasty malasadas and cream puffs. One of the most interesting gastronomical finds is the prevalence of Spam—Hawai‘i residents consume the most of this canned meat per capita… Continue »

Get Hitched in Paradise

Many have done it: Gotten so caught up in the spell of a romantic island moment, that they decide to jump head-first into matrimony. So much so, you and your loved one may decide to make your vacation a destination wedding. Or, maybe you’re already married, why not do a vow renewal? O‘ahu abounds with… Continue »

Take a Sunset Dinner Cruise

Honolulu’s city lights are etched in the memories of thousands of travelers. One of the best ways to savor the view is from the deck of one of several seagoing vessels that travel O‘ahu’s shoreline every evening. Vessels range from small catamarans and yachts to larger craft that can carry hundreds of guests. Dinner menus… Continue »

Frolic on Friday Night

On the first Friday of each month, the hustle and bustle on CHINATOWN streets moves to galleries, restaurants and nightspots. Called FIRST FRIDAY, the popular event made its debut several years ago and continues to draw crowds. At 6 p.m., there is a live music performance on the lawn of the HAWAI‘I STATE ART MUSEUM…. Continue »

Go Ghost Hunting

According to Hawaiian legend, NIGHTMARCHERS are the ghosts of ancient warriors who forever wander the lands of Hawai‘i. They are most easily spotted by their shining torches and frequent places where large battles took place. If you do run into nightmarchers, don’t interrupt their march, and don’t make a sound. If you’re brave—or reckless, some… Continue »

Drift Through Chinatown

A hub for the art scene, local nightlife and of course, Chinese fare, CHINATOWN offers a taste of a city built on a multicultural foundation. Catch the action at the O‘AHU MARKET, known for the best sashimi (raw fish) in town, where you’re likely to see chefs from local restaurants bickering for choice fish, meats… Continue »

Party On, On the Ocean

It’s one thing to party in Waikiki, it’s a whole other thing to cruise on the ocean while sipping a drink and checking out the sunset, or even doing a little dancing. The ROCK N ROLL BLUES CRUZ starts the party at 9:30 p.m., when a bus picks up partygoers from their hotels. Cruise along… Continue »

Go Treasure Hunting

Need gifts for friends back home but running low on dough? Make your way over to the SWAP MEET AT ALOHA STADIUM. It’s been around for more than 30 years, and it’s open for business every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’ll cost $1 per buyer to get in, but… Continue »