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Top Things to Do in Oahu, HI

Things to Do in Oahu

Top Attractions in Oahu

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  • karen187061
    Solihull, UK578 contributions
    We went around 8am in the morning (don't forget to pre book a slot if non resident). This was a great trip, once you get to the top the views are spectacular. You don't have to be super fit as you can take it slowly. The tunnel at the end of the hike has been described as claustrophobic (which I am) but honestly, it is a very short tunnel and caused me no problems. Takes around 30 seconds to get through and once you enter you can see the light behind you right up until it curves at the end, then when you reach the curve you go to the right and you're at the end. I would definitely recommend this trip, takes about 2 hours in total (approx 45 mins on average to reach the top).
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Karen
    15 contributions
    We loved the north shore. It had a more laid back island vibe, with amazing food trucks, cute towns and shops, and beautiful beaches. Don't miss the local feel and charm of the north shore.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • 907blaked
    Tampa, FL1,260 contributions
    We really enjoyed our time here, but the key is to arrive as early as possible before it gets crowded. We arrived 5 minutes before it opened, and we had the entire place practically to ourselves for 20 minutes it seems. Beautiful setting.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • hjacoby2424
    Syracuse, NY9 contributions
    Large sandy beach, great for swimming. Showers and bathrooms available. Plenty of parking. Lots of wind surfers to watch. We spent 2 happy half-days here. There were occasional passing rain showers, but the rain never lasted
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Mandie
    1 contribution
    We have a timeshare at Ko Olina, and always enjoy our stay. The lagoons are wonderful - although, they are manmade, so don't have the natural beauty of other beaches on Oahu. The lagoons were constructed so that there is constant water flow, though few waves, so the lagoons aren't stagnant water - they are also very safe from sharks due to the constant water flow. A beautiful place for everyone - we love it there!
    A note for those who think any of the lagoons are "reserved" for hotel guests - All beaches in the state of Hawaii are *public property* and can be visited by anyone and everyone. None of the lagoons are "reserved" whether they're in front of the Four Seasons or not (although cabanas and umbrellas on the lagoon beaches are reserved for hotel guests/owners). And, so we're clear, "no locals" is not a positive thing to say - its code so creepy prejudiced folks don't have to say what they really mean. In general though, we've found that everyone on the lagoon beaches enjoys themselves with no problems.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • Stephanie P
    3 contributions
    This is a great beach! It's clean, not too crowded, and you get so much sun! Great for casual swimming and relaxing. Highly recommend going to Kalapawai Market/Cafe & Deli to grab some lunch, park near there or near the Pillbox hike trailhead, and enjoy your day at this beach :)
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • jen
    Oswego, NY2 contributions
    We arrived at 12:15 and had just missed the 12 PM tour. We looked in the museum until the 1PM tour. Both the museum and tour were very informative covering the migration of workers into Hawaii.

    We enjoyed our 2 hours there and our guide fed the fish as we were passing the ponds so we saw a Kingfisher have a fishy snack.

    I definite stop if you are interested in a bit more than sand and surf.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Thomas
    11 contributions
    Brought entire family to see what man is capable of...first time my children were speechless. We must remember or we will repeat.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • thesheepsake
    Greenville, SC76 contributions
    Really amazing and breath taking! You have to travel to this beach! This should be on any beach lover's list.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Jan L
    La Salle, CO66 contributions
    Pali lookout is open. On the internet it says it was closed. Very windy but so beautiful to look out at the land below! Pristine views! Breathtaking!
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Rebecca J
    Chiswick, UK42 contributions
    Amazing beach. The ocean is luminous. Perfect waves for the kids. Sandy beach. Plenty of shade. Easy parking. Clean bathrooms and showers. Not crowded. It is lovely.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Pandy D
    Sydney, Australia885 contributions
    Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kaneohe, Oahu
    About 30mins from Waikiki is Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden with Hawaiian and tropical plants and a man-made lake where large carp line the lake perimeter waiting to be fed. The gardens opens at 9am and entry is free. An online map displays the walking paths and facilities. Then you can drive to Manoa Falls on the way back to Waikiki.
    #HoomaluhiaBotanicalGarden
    Written 8 July 2022
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  • Justin S
    Drouin, Australia804 contributions
    There’s a lot here and some great discounts IF you’re looking for something specific.
    There’s a lot of “high end” representation and whilst my wife and daughter had a great time, my son and I spent a lot of time waiting outside stores.
    Do try the food trucks in the side car parks however as there’s some great options.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • judyngo123
    Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
    My husband and I stopped by Iolani Palace and stayed for about an hour for the audio tour (aka self-guided tour). This tour gives a walkthrough of some of the key workings and architecture of the palace, with informative exhibits of the function of the rooms, along with key players of the monarchy and their lasting impact on the land. If you are interested in a longer and more in-depth exploration of the palace, I would suggest booking one of the guided tours that they offer, however, if you would like to plan a shorter visit just for a glimpse and to appease your curiosity, the audio tour/self-guided tour will serve that yearning.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • ITRT
    Virginia37,879 contributions
    Ka’ena Point State Park is a remote coastline park that overs hiking, picnicking, fishing and sea glass searching. It wraps around the northwest corner of Oahu and has two sections: the Keawa’ula Section on the west side and the Mokuleia on the north shore. There is no way to drive from one section to the other. We visited the Mokuleia section. A marked trail will take you to the westernmost point of Oahu is Kaena Point. Ka’ena means “the heat” and was named after the brother of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes and fire. According to legend, this is the place where souls of ancient Hawaiians would jump off in the spirit world to unite with their ancestors. The hike is 2.7 miles one-way along a volcanic coast with tide pools. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
    Written 7 May 2022
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