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 »

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 HAWAI‘I STATE ART MUSEUM. In addition,… 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 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 and… Continue »

Party On, On the Ocean

It’s one thing to spend the day on the sandy shores of Waikiki; it’s a whole other thing to cruise on the ocean as the waves sway you out to sea. In Waikiki, daytime cruises are a popular activity for those looking for an unbeatable view of the Waikiki shoreline. If a daytime or sunset… Continue »

Do a Tandem Skydive

You’re seated next to a window in an airplane flying 14,000 feet over O‘ahu’s North Shore. The view is magnificent, but right now you’re a little distracted. The thought of jumping out of a plane is enough to sidetrack anyone—but that’s just what you’re about to do. You and your instructor, who is attached to… Continue »

Take an Open-Cockpit Flight

Don a cloth helmet, goggles and white silk scarf, and step back in time in the open cockpit of a fully restored 1941 BOEING STEARMAN BIPLANE. A romantically reminiscent flight, tours can be designed to meet the imagination and desires of passengers. Biplanes carry only one passenger, who will sit in the front cockpit; the… Continue »

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Chocoholics and candy lovers, rejoice! Hawai‘i is the only U.s. state where cacao is grown, and there are several places on O‘ahu where you can savor island-grown chocolate and candies. Make a stop at WAIALUA SUGAR MILL, where you can taste rare, aromatic O‘ahu coffee while learning about how locally produced cacao turns into a… Continue »