Land DiversionsSee all 101 Things To Do on O‘ahu!

Go on a Photo Safari

While here on O‘ahu, you’re likely to experience more scenic imagery than humanly possible to remember. From the churning North Shore surf to tranquil, hidden ocean coves; from a sea turtle or monk seal snoozing on a quiet beach, to a rainbow-colored shave ice—only a picture can begin to capture these thousands of words. Whether… Continue »

Recreate the Scene

Even if this is your first trip to O‘ahu, chances are it’s not your first glance of the island. Numerous movies and TV shows have been set on O‘ahu, and others have used the scenery for filming. Perhaps the most notable show on airwaves currently, and in years past, is “HAWAII FIVE-0.” A quick drive… Continue »

Ride Around Town

If you plan to stick around the Waikiki area or just want to make quick ventures out to shop or see nearby historical landmarks, check out the trolleys that run the length of the island’s main tourist hub. HILO HATTIE offers a free trolley for the quintessential Honolulu shopping trip. Pick-ups can be found at… Continue »

Go Waterfall Hunting

Looking for an off-the-grid adventure? Try HAWAII WATERFALL TOURS. These hikes to hidden waterfalls help visitors find their way to places usually seen only by local residents. There’s a 90-minute hike leading to a three-tiered waterfall that drops about 30 feet into a large pool filled with sparkling turquoise water. Or try a longer hike… Continue »

Hike to a Lighthouse

The MAKAPU‘U LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL is a relatively easy hike with good views of Koko Head Crater, O‘ahu’s Windward coast and the island of Moloka‘i on the far horizon. Located on O‘ahu’s south shore between Sandy Beach and Sea Life Park, the main trail leads along an access road to the Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse, one of… Continue »

Explore a Valley Time Has Not Erased

Take a trip to O‘ahu’s North Shore to discover a sacred ahupua‘a (a land division that usually extends from the mountains to the sea) that just so happens to have a world-class botanical garden in the middle of it! WAIMEA VALLEY, located across from Waimea Bay, is a 1,875-acre, privately owned nonprofit property filled with… Continue »

Find Flora and Fauna

A tour of O‘ahu’s BOTANICAL GARDENS not only is a walk in beauty but also a lesson in the science of tropical plants. Tours and exhibits are designed to enhance knowledge of various species, and, as world leaders focus on the concerns of global climate change, many gardens are placing more emphasis on information about… Continue »

Pamper Yourself, Hawaiian-Style

Hawai‘i is a healing place, and not just because of the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the shore or the warmth of the sun on your skin. Here, culture traditionally focuses on the importance of healing both body and spirit. You will find that many spas throughout the islands are incorporating treatments based on… Continue »

Shop Paradise

O‘ahu is a shopper’s delight, with trendy and high-end retailers offering the latest apparel, jewelry, beauty products—such as ISLAND SOAP & CANDLE WORKS‘ deliciously scented coconut soaps and candles—and lots more. ALA MOANA CENTER, the world’s largest outdoor shopping center, boasts over 290 restaurants and shops. Entertaining hula shows, events, performers are often hosted center… Continue »

Saddle Up

A guided HORSEBACK TOUR is a great way not only to explore out-of-the-way terrain, but also to become familiar with the lay of the land and O‘ahu’s culture. HAPPY TRAILS, located on a mountain overlooking scenic Waimea Bay, will take you through rainforest terrain on a trail that opens to panoramic ocean views. Afterward, make… Continue »