Essential OahuSee all 101 Things To Do on O‘ahu!

Go Polynesian

Founded in 1963, and Hawai‘i’s No. 1 attraction since 1977, the POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER (PCC) celebrates the Aloha State’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… Continue »

Find Adventure At Keana Farms

CLIMB WORKS KEANA FARMS combines its many years of tour experience with the beauty of O‘ahu’s North Shore for an unforgettable three-hour zipline adventure. The Keana Farms tour will have guests exploring a tropical farm from all vantage points. It includes eight dual ziplines, two rappels and three sky bridges. The tour starts with a… Continue »

Get Involved With Sea Life

Fascinating marine animals await you at the end of a mere half-hour drive out of Waikiki. Follow Kalaniana‘ole Highway east and up the Makapu‘u coastline—one of the most scenic drives on the island—to arrive at SEA LIFE PARK, situated directly across from Makapu‘u Beach and “Rabbit Island.” This East O‘ahu attraction is a place to… Continue »

Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

Hawai‘i burst into America’s history nearly two decades before statehood when, on Dec. 7, 1941, it became the target of a Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet in PEARL HARBOR. The attack, which claimed the lives of 2,388 military and civilian personnel, resulted in the damage and/or loss of 21 vessels and 170 planes…. Continue »

Tour a Famous Battleship

USS MISSOURI secured its place in history as the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the United States that brought an end to Japanese involvement in WORLD WAR II. The formal papers were signed on the deck of the battleship Sept. 2, 1945. The 887-foot battleship—5 feet longer than the Titanic—is moored near the USS… 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 »

Head North

While thousands of surf fans flock from Waikiki hotels to O‘ahu’s NORTH SHORE every winter to observe some of the largest, surf-friendly waves on the planet, it doesn’t have to be surf season to enjoy the marvels on O‘ahu’s fabled northern coast. Called SURF TOWN U.S.A., head to historic HALE‘IWA to browse art galleries, boutiques,… Continue »

Surround Yourself with Blooms

There’s little else that says “Hawai‘i” better than a flower LEI—this GARLAND OF FLOWERS that is given upon greeting guests is a fragrant symbol of aloha. Lei can be as simple as a chain-like string of perfumed plumeria, or as intricate as a multi-braided haku lei, composed of flowers, berries and leaves. Either way, it’s… Continue »

Zip O‘ahu

Believe it or not, the island of O‘ahu had no zipline tours before 2014. But that’s all changed in recent years. Fast-forward to today, the island now boasts numerous exhilarating, sky-high tours that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping! CLIMB WORKS KEANA FARMS, nestled on the North Shore in Kahuku, was the first to… Continue »

Catch a Show

Sometimes it’s nice to kick back and enjoy a show, no matter if you’re on Broadway or in tropical paradise. Here are a few options if you’re in the mood to do just that. A long-standing island favorite, MAGIC OF POLYNESIA at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort features Merlin award-winning illusionist John Hirokawa in a… Continue »