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  • Good morning, Oahu!
  • Another beautiful Summer day
  • Hit the beach!
  • Play some great golf!
  • Check out the windward side.
  • Enjoy an afternoon sail.
  • Savor every moment.

Today Is a Great Day

Mangoes, mangoes, mangoes. We have mangoes. Overnight a half dozen will fall, all bruising and most sampled by birds or rats... More

Events

Sky High Day Sun, 7:00 AM

June 24, 2018 - June 25, 2018

Sky High Day

Location: Magnum/Makani Kai

When no parades, festivals or earthquakes are scheduled, we like to single out great everyday experiences you will love. A doors-off helicopter flight is one of them!

Hovering above Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay and the North Shore is a thrill, doors or no doors. Without doors, though, that thrill is multiplied ten times. And with the price being the same, you gotta go for it.

Magnum Helicopters and its sister company, Makani Kai, are generally regarded as No. 1 in Hawaii’s helicopter industry. They share a spotless safety record and Hawaii’s most experienced pilots — an unbeatable combination, high in the sky.

The circle-isle tour is simply terrific — The thrill of the world’s highest roller coaster, the perspective of a soaring seabird, the awe of unimagined discoveries, the “I can’t believe I’m doing this” of life’s great adventures — wow! As you’d expect, Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews are universally positive. This aerial safari spans nearly the entire island, and the photo ops are beyond words!

When making reservations, be sure to ask for your free Oahu landmarks photo album, available only to Oahu Today readers. It’s worth fifteen bucks, and it makes a great gift for the folks back home!

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Honolulu
Massage Monday Mon, 9:00 AM

June 25, 2018 - June 26, 2018

Massage Monday

Location: Shiatsu & Massage Center

Monday is Massage Day in Waikiki. Why not? Massages are deeply appreciated gifts for those you love, and there’s no better way to pamper yourself. Here are two special spas that we heartily recommend:

Spa Pure

Top-ranked Spa Pure has a new couples package combining four treatments over two hours. It’s the best spa package in town, hands-down. Customer service is terrific, and highly skilled masseuses and masseurs will have you walking out on cloud nine! Within 10 minutes of most Waikiki hotels, open till 10 pm.

Shiatsu & Massage Center

This top-ranked spa offers a full range of massage services, silky sheets, all-natural oils and a healing ambience glowing with Himalayan salt lamps. Great Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews. Convenient location, open till 11 pm.

9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Honolulu


100 Things to Do in Oahu


Happy Trails Hawaii

Oahu’s #1 horseback rides are up on the beautiful North Shore, well worth the marvelous drive. Friendly wranglers guide you... More

North Shore

Taormina

Namesake of a coastal village in Sicily, this stylish eatery honors classic Sicilian preparations indoors and out. Heavy sauces are shunned.... More

Waikiki

Honolulu Cryotherapy

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Downtown Honolulu

Waikiki Historic Trail

This walking trail through Waikiki presents the history of the area and its cultural significance to ancient Hawaii. Markers shaped like... More

Waikiki

Chart House

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Waikiki

Koko Head Crater

The landmark of East Oahu, Koko Crater’s gifts to the island include Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater Botanical Garden. This massive... More

East Oahu

Stand-up Paddle

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Waikiki
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Kayaking • Twogood Kayaks

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Windward Oahu
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Makapu‘u Point/Lighthouse

The sunny, windy easternmost point on Oahu is a favorite lookout onto the windward coastline, from Waimanalo all the way beyond... More

East Oahu

Uncle’s Fish Market

Look no further for fresh Oahu seafood: This is THE place. Owned by Fresh Island Fish, the state's largest seafood supplier,... More

Downtown Honolulu

Barefoot Beach Cafe

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Waikiki

Chinese • P.F. Chang’s

Local favorite P.F. Chang’s features popular Chinese dishes and a range of inviting desserts in an upbeat bistro environment. Fresh local... More

Waikiki
Deal Available

White Plains

When we first went to White Plains, we asked, "Where the heck are all the people?" We're still asking, and that's... More

Leeward Oahu

King Kamehameha Statue

Directly across from Iolani Palace, this statue honors the great warrior, diplomat and leader who united all of Hawaii’s islands into... More

Downtown Honolulu

Fighting Eel

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Waikiki
Luau alii, polynesian cultural center

Polynesian Cultural Center • Ali‘i Luau

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North Shore

MaiTa‘i Catamaran

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Waikiki

Nohea Gallery

Walking out of Nohea Gallery with a smile on your face is pretty much guaranteed. We've done it umpteen times! This welcoming... More

Waikiki

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

The whole family will enjoy sailing along the rugged Waianae Coast aboard the Hololeakai, a 53-ft teak-finished, full-service catamaran. The cat... More

Leeward Oahu
Deal Available

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

A longtime favorite here and elsewhere, Ruth's Chris features exceptional steaks selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef and served sizzling hot... More

Waikiki

Roy’s

Chef Roy Yamaguchi helped to kickstart Hawaii Regional Cuisine, blending locally sourced ingredients with European and Asian flavors. The Beach Walk... More

Waikiki

Diamond Head

The distinctive silhouette of Leahi, or Diamond Head, heralds your arrival in Waikiki. In the winter, this extinct volcano is covered... More

Waikiki

Rock-a-Hula

Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley and you: pretty awesome combination, we’d say! Rock-a-Hula, the biggest Hawaiian show in Waikiki, is... More

Waikiki
Deal Available

Fishcake

This treasure trove is a collaborative space for artists and collectors. We find it very difficult to leave empty-handed, but easy... More

Downtown Honolulu

Hoku’s

Whether for dinner or Sunday brunch, come to Hoku’s if you want to spoil someone, including yourself. Located at The Kahala,... More

Waikiki

Ha: Breath of Life

The venerable Polynesian Cultural Center, now more than 50 years young, draws rave reviews for both its Ali‘i Luau and its... More

North Shore

Sea Life Park

Sea Life Park has been welcoming kids large and small for over 50 years, and the Makapu‘u attraction is better than... More

East Oahu

Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach is famous for its soft white sand, gentle surf, crystal blue water and cooling tradewinds. Located on the Windward... More

Windward Oahu

Punchbowl Crater

Punchbowl Crater has long been a somber place. In ancient times it was known as Puowaina, which means "Consecrated Hill" or... More

Downtown Honolulu

12th Ave. Grill

Since its relocation in late 2013, Kevin Hanney’s neighborhood treasure has improved upon its already bang-up menu of New American compositions... More

Waikiki

Highway Inn

If you don’t know Hawaiian food, this is a great place to learn. If you do, you’re gonna love it here. Beginners... More

Downtown Honolulu

Alan Wong’s

Renowned chef Alan Wong’s flagship restaurant is just beyond Waikiki. Look forward to playful, creative dishes with local flavors and ingredients,... More

Waikiki

Yard House

An upbeat vibe complements this beer-centric eatery’s astonishing selection of brews, and there’s much to like on the extensive menu. It... More

Waikiki

Il Lupino

Respected local food critics lavish praise upon this classic trattoria and wine bar offering traditional Italian dishes in a sophisticated though... More

Waikiki

Byodo-In Temple

Located at the base of the beautiful Koolau Mountains, this nondenominational temple is a replica of the Byodo-In Temple in Uji,... More

Windward Oahu

Polynesian Cultural Center

Enjoy the world’s premier Polynesian encounter — an authentic day-long adventure featuring experiences like canoe races, Samoan cooking, Tahitian spear-throwing and... More

North Shore
Deal Available

Germaine’s Luau

In the tradition of a true backyard, family-style luau, Germaine’s serves up a bounty of food and hosts a marvelous Polynesian... More

Leeward Oahu

Big City Diner

This diner-style eatery combines American and local dishes in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. A keiki menu caters to kids, and a... More

Downtown Honolulu

Oceanarium Restaurant

H.T. Hayashi’s dream of a giant indoor aquarium remains alive and well at this unique hotel restaurant. The nightly buffet and... More

Waikiki

Pearl Harbor

A natural deep-water lagoon, Pearl Harbor is headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet and has been a US Navy post since... More

Central Oahu

Kaneohe Bay

This is the largest protected bay in Hawaii and provides an abundance of ocean activities as well as postcard-worthy surroundings. Although... More

Windward Oahu

Irish Rose Saloon

A venerable drinker’s den with all the trimmings, this large upstairs room has great prices and draws big, enthusiastic crowds. Live... More

Waikiki

Aloha Trikke

The newest way to tour Waikiki and beyond is on an electric Trikke. The ride is exhilarating yet safe, and it’s... More

Waikiki

La Muse

Artist Julia Chen curates this fascinating boutique, filling it with handmade Danish baby toys, crazy beautiful swimwear, refined clothing, home goods... More

Downtown Honolulu

Helicopter Tour, Doors Off

A doors-off helicopter tour isn’t easily compared to anything else. It’s the marvelous thrill of a standard helicopter tour, times two... More

Windward Oahu
Deal Available

La Mer

Ensconced in the prestigious Halekulani, La Mer features elegant French cuisine incorporating locally-sourced ingredients and tropical flavors. The three- and four... More

Waikiki

Martin & MacArthur

When a local person says “koa,” the first place other local people think about is Martin & MacArthur. Yes, Martin &... More

Downtown Honolulu

Sedona

We always feel welcome at Sedona. It’s a place of happiness and healing filled with people and items whose mission is... More

Downtown Honolulu
Deal Available

Kualoa

Through the years, the Morgan family has remained steadfast in its efforts to retain the wild, open character of this marvelous... More

Windward Oahu

Chart House

A local favorite for years upon years, Chart House remains one of Waikiki’s signature restaurants. A large selection of shellfish including... More

Waikiki

Highway Inn

If you don’t know Hawaiian food, this is where you can learn. If you do, you’re gonna love this place. Beginners... More

Downtown Honolulu

Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood

Blue Water brings the North Shore shrimp truck experience to town. Large portions of juicy, garlicky, grilled shrimp, calamari, chicken and... More

Waikiki

Pacific Skydiving

Skydiving in Hawaii is a bucket-list item, for sure, and you can check it off with the best. With over 42... More

North Shore

Halona Blowhole

Stop to marvel at periodic bursts of foamy ocean spray from the Halona Blowhole, between Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach. Formed... More

East Oahu

Golf, Central

Central Oahu golf courses offer sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, the Waianae range and even Diamond Head in silhouette, miles away.... More

Central Oahu
Deal Available

Star of Honolulu

Honolulu’s premier dinner cruise features multiple levels of delicious meals, superb service, dazzling entertainment, and the best show of all —... More

Downtown Honolulu
Deal Available

Honolulu Museum of Art

Hawaii’s first visual arts museum opened in 1927 and has become the state’s premier arts institution and a leader in visual... More

Downtown Honolulu

Dole Plantation

Celebrate all things pineapple at Dole Plantation, located right in the middle of an original pineapple plantation! The Pineapple Express takes... More

Central Oahu

d.k. Steakhouse

d.k. battles it out annually with very few other places for the title of ‘Best Steakhouse in Honolulu.’ Customers rave about... More

Waikiki

Waianae Range

Dating back nearly four million years, the Waianae Mountain Range is the oldest part of Oahu, and its heavy-shouldered volcanic remains... More

Leeward Oahu

Mahaloha Burger

With a name that blends two of Hawaii’s most famous words and cherished values – mahalo and aloha – a burger... More

Waikiki

Haleiwa

Though changing rapidly with new developments, rustic Haleiwa will maintain its slow pace and bohemian vibe as long as it is... More

North Shore

Wet ‘n’ Wild

Perennially among Oahu’s top family attractions, this expansive water park is great for kids of all ages. Rides range from the... More

Leeward Oahu
Deal Available

Hank’s Haute Dogs

If a dog creeps into your mind, head to Hank’s. These are the best hot dogs in Hawaii, rated among the... More

Downtown Honolulu
Samoan fireknife performer

Waikiki Starlight Luau

Colorful entertainment and an island feast under the stars await you at Waikiki’s premier outdoor luau at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Experience... More

Waikiki

Battleship Missouri

The last battleship ever made, the Mighty Mo also is the most formidable. Larger than the ill-fated Titanic, its nine 16-inch... More

Central Oahu
Deal Available

MaiTa‘i Catamaran

Through the years, the very best catamaran sail on Waikiki Beach has been the same as it is today — aboard... More

Waikiki

Battleship Missouri

The last battleship ever made, the Mighty Mo also is the most formidable. Larger than the ill-fated Titanic, her nine 16-inch... More

Central Oahu
Deal Available

Peace Café

Here’s a vegan place that even a committed carnivore can enjoy. We’re hooked on the tofu-peanut “Hanoi” plate and the chewy... More

Downtown Honolulu

H2O Sports

You’ll find an array of awesome family playthings at this renowned center for water-based fun. Prices start at $59, with great... More

East Oahu

Hau Tree Lanai

Walk down the stairs into the Hau Tree Lanai and you’ll be thinking, “Holy moley, I love it,” even before you... More

Waikiki

Lanikai

Quite possibly Oahu’s most picturesque beach! Powder-soft white sand, calm azure water, and the Mokulua (Twin) Islands about a half-mile offshore.... More

Windward Oahu

Waimea Valley

Possessing great mana (spiritual power), Waimea Valley occupies a uniquely important place in Hawaiian lore and culture. Spending time there is... More

North Shore

Eggs n Things

Forty years ago, a humble little breakfast spot on Ena Road became a mecca for breakfast-lovers. As time passed, its locations... More

Waikiki

Helicopter Tour, Doors Off

A doors-off helicopter tour isn’t easily compared to anything else. It’s the marvelous thrill of a standard helicopter tour, times two... More

East Oahu
Deal Available

Bills Sydney

Happy hour sets a fine pace nightly at Bills, the only resort eatery by noted Australian chef Bill Granger. The pairing... More

Waikiki

Tropics Bar & Grill

Seaside at the sprawling Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tropics offers an eclectic variety of live music that provides the soundtrack for any... More

Waikiki

Likelike Drive Inn

Serving local-style American cuisine since 1953, this is a Honolulu landmark and favorite late-night diner. The menu offers hot and cold... More

Downtown Honolulu

Hy’s

Hy’s has served USDA Prime steaks and seafood broiled over Hawaiian kiawe wood for more than 35 years. Dark wood paneling... More

Waikiki

Barefoot Beach Cafe

Perched on Queen’s Beach, between the zoo and the aquarium, this is an open-air restaurant ideal for families at every meal.... More

Waikiki

O’Toole’s Irish Pub

The Irish pub genre of bar is executed flawlessly at this downtown favorite. There’s live Irish music every weekend, a wall... More

Downtown Honolulu

Rumfire

Local artists bring a blend of rock, reggae, island and R&B to nightly gigs at Sheraton Waikiki's Rumfire. Listen to both... More

Waikiki

Shiatsu & Massage Center

This top-ranked spa offers a full range of massage services, silky sheets, all-natural oils and a healing ambience glowing with Himalayan... More

Waikiki

Japanese • Tanaka of Tokyo

Talk about a dinner show: The deftness of Tanaka of Tokyo’s teppanyaki chefs is matched only by the superior quality of... More

Waikiki

Kahana Bay

Kahana Bay is one of Windward Oahu’s well-kept secrets. The bay is in a cove surrounded on three sides by the... More

Windward Oahu

Chuck’s Steak House

It’s been more than 50 years since Chuck Rolles came up with his winning steak/seafood/salad bar formula — and it still... More

Waikiki

Orchids

While Halekulani’s Sunday brunch buffet is deservedly famous, any day that begins with breakfast at this elegant seaside venue is off... More

Waikiki

White Plains

White Plains is in an out-of-the-way location on Oahu’s West side and, because it’s so far from Waikiki and other resort... More

Leeward Oahu

Te Moana Nui

Oahu’s newest stage production tells the stories of marvelous adventures through the songs and dances of Hawaii and the South Pacific.... More

Waikiki

Ko Olina

On the west side of Oahu, Ko Olina Beach Park is located within the Ko Olina Resort and comprises a series... More

Leeward Oahu

Hanauma Bay

Oahu’s best snorkeling is about 30 minutes from Waikiki. This marine life preserve is an excellent place for beginners and children... More

East Oahu

House Without a Key

At the venerable Halekulani, mai tais and music on the open-air lanai are still going strong. This is lovely and old-school,... More

Waikiki

Lucky Belly

Lucky Belly specializes in ramen, but they put a sophisticated spin on the Asian noodle soup that surprises and comforts at... More

Downtown Honolulu

Waimanalo Beach Park

A long stretch of white sandy beach on the Windward side of Oahu, Waimanalo is an untouched paradise. The beach is... More

Windward Oahu

Tucker & Bevvy

Tucker & Bevvy's original sandwich shop down by the zoo is perfect for picnics and serious beach time. Breakfast selections are... More

Waikiki

Indian • Himalayan Kitchen

We know Indian food, and this is one of two places in town we can recommend. Service is erratic, so bring... More

Waikiki

Giovanni’s Original White Shrimp Truck

It’s amazing how tasty these simple shrimp plates can be, especially after a good swim or stroll on a North Shore... More

North Shore

Segway Hawaii

From reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor, you’d think this is the only way to get around on Oahu. The fact is,... More

Waikiki

Azure

Azure has done an outstanding job living up to the legacy of its legendary predecessor, the Surf Room. A commitment to... More

Waikiki

Helicopter Tours, Deluxe

Locally owned Makani Kai and its sister company, Magnum, are generally regarded as No. 1 in Hawaii’s helicopter industry. They... More

Waikiki