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  • Kaimana Beach sunset

Today Is a Great Day

As wave after wave of immigrants landed on the shores of our tiny island, we welcomed them like the Hawaiians of... More

Events

Sky High Day Sun, 7:00 AM

May 20, 2018 - May 21, 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

May 21, 2018 - May 22, 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


Rix Island Wear

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Waikiki

Waimanalo Beach Park

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Windward Oahu

Sea Life Park

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East Oahu

Chinese • Little Village

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Downtown Honolulu

Battleship Missouri

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Ginger 13

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Downtown Honolulu

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Hawaii Nautical Fireworks Dinner Sail

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Waikiki
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Honolulu Museum of Art

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Downtown Honolulu

Waimea Valley

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North Shore

Mai Tai Bar

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Waikiki

King Kamehameha Statue

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Downtown Honolulu

Lewers Lounge

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Dolphin Star

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Leeward Oahu
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Tucker & Bevvy

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Waikiki

Ko Olina

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Leeward Oahu

Roy’s

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Waikiki

Kaimana Beach

On the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across from Kapiolani Park and next to the Natatorium, Kaimana is among the very... More

Waikiki

Hanauma Bay

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East Oahu

Martin & MacArthur

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

Downtown Honolulu

Orchids

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Waikiki

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

Dolphin Star

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Leeward Oahu
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Tropics Bar & Grill

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Waikiki

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

Hula Grill

A gorgeous seaside setting and engaging service set the pace at this friendly restaurant in the heart of Waikiki, right above... More

Waikiki

Iolani Palace

Home to Hawai’s last two monarchs, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, this is the only royal palace in the U.S. Tour... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Hold on to your hats, skirts and small accessories at this super-windy and super-popular scenic overlook on Pali Highway, which connects... More

Windward Oahu

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

Helicopter Tours, Deluxe

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Windward Oahu

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

Makaha Beach

Although this is one of the busiest beaches on the leeward side, it’s rarely crowded. It’s great for swimming during the... More

Leeward Oahu

Uahi Island Grill

Tucked away in delightful Kailua is a tiny restaurant whose respect for top-quality food and its origins warrant a drive to... More

Windward Oahu

Waikiki Beach

Everybody should go to Waikiki Beach and wade into the water, gazing seaward, Diamond Head to your left and miles of... More

Waikiki
Samoan fireknife performer

Waikiki Starlight Luau

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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

Nico’s Pier 38

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Downtown Honolulu

Bishop Museum

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Downtown Honolulu

Sunset Beach/Pipeline

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North Shore

Azure

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Waikiki

Stand-up Paddle

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Waikiki
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Children’s Discovery Center

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Downtown Honolulu

Star of Honolulu

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Downtown Honolulu
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Roy’s

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Waikiki

Sweet E’s

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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

Windward Oahu
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Spa Pure

Glowing testimonials confirm Spa Pure’s standing as a source of peace and rejuvenation in Waikiki. Whether you choose a luxurious granite... More

Waikiki

Buca di Beppo

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Downtown Honolulu

Giovanni Pastrami

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Waikiki

Chuck’s Steak House

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Waikiki

Olive Tree Café

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Waikiki

Rainbow Drive-In

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Waikiki

Halona Blowhole

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East Oahu

Eggs n Things

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Waikiki

North Shore Offroad Tours

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North Shore

Bills Sydney

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Waikiki

Diamond Head Grill

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Waikiki

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

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

Ono Hawaiian Food

An eminently humble restaurant serving traditional Hawaiian comfort food, better than what you’ll find at a luau. Laulau, lomi salmon, kalua... 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

Laie Point

Quite off the beaten path, beyond a humble residential neighborhood on Oahu's north shore, Laie Point is a hidden gem. While... More

North Shore

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

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

Waianae Range

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Leeward Oahu

House Without a Key

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Waikiki

Kualoa

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Windward Oahu

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
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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

Taormina

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

Waikiki

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

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

Polynesian Cultural Center

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North Shore
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H2O Sports

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East Oahu

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
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Lorna Jane Active Living

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Waikiki

Irish Rose Saloon

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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
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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
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Blue Note Hawaii

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Waikiki
Luau alii, polynesian cultural center

Polynesian Cultural Center • Ali‘i Luau

The culmination of a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center is the Ali‘i Luau, followed by the marvelous evening show, Ha:... More

North Shore

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

Indian • Maharani

Café Maharani’s popularity has swollen though the years, and that’s good and bad. The restaurant is tiny, so you might need... More

Waikiki

Na Hoku

The oldest jeweler in Hawaii has a reputation for creating fine jewelry inspired by natural beauty, such as the diamond-bedecked 'Waterfall'... More

Waikiki

Ala Moana Beach Park

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Waikiki

Koko Head Café

Chef Lee Anne Wong has fashioned a delightfully choice breakfast/lunch menu that only gets better with imaginative daily specials. One daring... More

Waikiki

Kaimana Beach

On the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across from Kapiolani Park and next to the Natatorium, Kaimana is among the very... More

Waikiki

Friday Night Fireworks

We're a bit spoiled where fireworks are concerned. Growing up, watching them was an annual event. Now it's weekly, thanks to... More

Waikiki

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

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

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

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

Japanese • Kaiwa

Modern Japanese dishes featuring fresh local ingredients and time-honored Japanese cooking traditions create a delightful East/West pairing at this stylish Waikiki... More

Waikiki

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
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii

Honolulu Magazine's "Best Family Attraction" in 2015, this expansive water park is great for kids of all ages. Rides range from... More

Leeward Oahu
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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
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Golf in Waikiki and Beyond

Oahu's trusted source of golf information and tours, Aloha Golf Tours offers unique personal service that stems from a sincere love... More

Waikiki
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Duke’s Waikiki

Morning, noon and night, Duke’s is among our most popular restaurants, for good reason. Lovely beachside setting, great selection of food... More

Waikiki

Waikiki Beach Walk

Spanning the length of Lewers St. from Kalakaua Avenue to Kalia Road, Waikiki Beach Walk is a genuinely delightful place to... More

Waikiki