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  • Good morning, Oahu!
  • Laze on the beach today!
  • Or stroll with a friend.
  • Play some great golf!
  • Avocado season is upon us.
  • polynesian fire dancer
    You just gotta try a luau.
  • Good night, Oahu!

Today Is a Great Day

If it's avocados that I'm tripping over on the ground in my backyard, it must be August. I remember hearing 40... More


100 Things to Do in Oahu


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

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

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

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

Anna O’Brien’s

This friendly dive ten minutes from Waikiki is popular with the college crowd for its low prices and laid-back atmosphere. It’s... More

Waikiki

Aloha Trikke

Hop aboard an electric Trikke for a whole lot of family fun. The ride is exhilarating yet safe, and it’s super... More

Waikiki

Sweet E’s

Riding a warranted wave of popularity, this chic addition to the Honolulu dining scene is worth the potential wait. The place... More

Waikiki

Torchlighting and Hula Show

Three days a week, a special hour-long torchlighting ceremony and hula show are presented in the heart of Waikiki, right on... More

Waikiki

Lanikai

Quite possibly Oahu’s best family beach, especially in the morning. Powder-soft white sand, calm azure water, and the Mokulua (Twin) Islands... 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

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

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

Nico’s Pier 38

Once upon a time, Nico’s was a humble stand serving hundreds of lunches every day to fishermen and friends. Then it... More

Downtown Honolulu

Yanagi Sushi

Known for super-fresh ingredients and perfect technique with sushi and sashimi, Yanagi Sushi is a favorite among locals and visiting celebrities.... More

Downtown Honolulu

Royal Hawaiian Heritage Jewelry

Local people are particular about Hawaiian jewelry. It symbolizes our island home, and treasured pieces are passed down from generation to... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

Town

Guided by the philosophy “Local first, organic whenever possible, with aloha always,” this welcoming Kaimuki restaurant impresses with deliciously simple dishes... More

Waikiki

Kelley O’Neil’s

There is live music every single night at this Waikiki watering hole. A true Irish pub, O’Neil’s serves Irish beers, whiskeys... More

Waikiki

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

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

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

Tucker & Bevvy

Down by the zoo, the original Tucker & Bevvy is a popular stop for picnic foods, quick morning bites and super... More

Waikiki

Azure

Dining beachfront in Waikiki at our beloved Royal Hawaiian is an indulgence you are likely to cherish. Acclaimed chefs use fresh,... More

Waikiki

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

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

Ginger 13

This Chinatown boutique is a haven for those who like statement jewelry that remains affordable. Owned by the designer, the shop... More

Downtown Honolulu

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

In the heart of Waikiki, Atlantis Seafood & Steak serves up a range of favorites in an inviting atmosphere, where aloha... More

Waikiki
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Waikiki Beach

The world’s most famous beach is actually seven beaches in all, ranging from Duke Kahanamoku Beach on the ewa side (away... 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

Chinese • Seafood Village

Looking for delicious Chinese food in Waikiki? At Seafood Village you’ll find more than 30 items at dim sum alone, and... More

Waikiki
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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
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Hawaii Nautical

Dolphins guaranteed or come again free! Hawaii Nautical, West Oahu’s most experienced snorkel sail operator has a sterling reputation for safety,... More

Leeward Oahu
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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

Hawaii Nautical

Every day is family day with Hawaii Nautical, a local family-owned business. This snorkel sail operator in West Oahu has a... More

Leeward Oahu
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Dolphin Star

Oahu’s west side offers some of the island’s very best family experiences. Cruising alongside leaping dolphins off a vast, mountainous coastline... More

Leeward Oahu
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Make a Lei

Whether for May Day or just to have fun, we start making flower lei as kids. We wear them with pride... More

Waikiki

The Pig & The Lady

The Pig & The Lady gets rave reviews for a playful, modern take on Vietnamese cuisine. Incredibly flavorful sauces, meat so... More

Downtown Honolulu

Martin & MacArthur

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

Downtown Honolulu

Mission Houses Museum

The first Christian missionaries to Hawaii arrived in 1820, and their presence significantly impacted Hawaii’s native culture. The Mission Houses, the... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

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

iTrampoline … Bounce!

Bounce, bounce, bounce: That’s what you do at iTrampoline, where kids of all ages have a whole lot of fun. Oahu’s... More

Central Oahu

Chinese • Little Village

For over a decade, Little Village has been a go-to Chinese restaurant for those of us who live here. Portions are... More

Downtown Honolulu

Stand-up Paddle

Invigorating, peaceful and downright life-changing, stand-up paddle is the fastest-growing sport in the world. Learning is easy, but it helps to... More

Waikiki
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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

Mokoli‘i

You'll likely hear this called "Chinaman's Hat" for its shape, but the tiny, pointy islet 1/3 mile out into Kaneohe Bay... More

Windward Oahu

Paradise Cove Luau

One of Hawaii’s top luau is presented every evening on 12 beachfront acres near Ko Olina. Take part in pre-show activities... More

Leeward Oahu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave & Busters

If you’re looking for someplace familiar and fun, Dave & Busters fits the bill. Enjoy a pleasant meal in the spacious... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

Snorkel Sails — Turtles Guaranteed!

Sailing off the Waikiki coast is a thrill on its own. Adding snorkeling with guaranteed turtle sightings is the recipe for... More

Waikiki
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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

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

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

North Shore Offroad Tours

Top-quality service is the calling card of Massimo Sport Hawaii, a small company with superb references. Among its intimate Oahu tours... More

North Shore

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

Dolphin Star

Oahu’s west side offers some of the island’s very best ocean experiences. Cruising alongside leaping dolphins off a vast, mountainous coastline... More

Leeward Oahu
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Pizza Corner

Bona fide New York-style pizza — chewy, bubbly thin crusts topped with your favorite choices — sets the table at Pizza... More

Leeward Oahu
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Golf, Windward

The top three courses on our windward side are Koolau Golf Club, Royal Hawaiian Golf Club and Olomana Golf Club, listed... More

Windward Oahu
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Bishop Museum

This is THE place to learn abut Hawaiian history and have a whole lot of fun doing so. Like many museums,... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

MAC 24/7

Great food and fun are guaranteed at this 24-hour hot spot in Waikiki. Winner of Food Network’s Man vs. Food challenge,... More

Waikiki
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The Royal Hawaiian’s Aha Aina

Waikiki’s only beachfront show is located on the lawn at the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel. An elegant, pricey affair, the evening... More

Waikiki

Chart House

This favorite local pau hana (after work) hangout features live Hawaiian music daily, plus some of the best pupu (hors d’oeuvres)... More

Waikiki

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

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

Golf, East Oahu

East Oahu golf is limited to one course, but that's enough. The Hawaii Kai Championship Course is where many of us... More

East Oahu
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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

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

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
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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

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

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

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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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

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

If you are in Waikiki at lunchtime, looking for something exceptional, the daily lunch special at Wolfgang’s is hard to beat.... More

Waikiki

Sunset Beach/Pipeline

This two-mile stretch of beach on Oahu’s famous North Shore is home to 12 reef breaks and is considered the longest... More

North Shore

Kani Ka Pila Grille

“Kani ka pila” means “let’s make music,” and that’s exactly what this poolside restaurant at the Outrigger Reef delivers. An impressive... More

Waikiki

Aloha Tower

This Honolulu Harbor beacon has been welcoming cruise ships since they first began arriving here. Today it is dwarfed by Honolulu... More

Downtown Honolulu

Japanese • Jimbo

This cozy Japanese restaurant specializing in fresh, homemade udon is a local favorite known for generous portions and quick service. Choose... More

Waikiki

Lewers Lounge

This upscale lounge at Halekulani is a throwback to a softer, gentler time. Linger with one of the signature cocktails while... More

Waikiki

Waialua

Waialua is a residential community to the west of Haleiwa. The sleepy North Shore town once revolved around a sugar plantation... More

North Shore

Arizona Memorial

The beautiful, peaceful setting at Pearl Harbor makes it hard to imagine the scene during Japan’s surprise attack on Dec. 7,... More

Central Oahu

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

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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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

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

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

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

Atlantis Submarine

For kids young and old, a dive in a real submarine is an unforgettable experience. Atlantis Submarine's marvelous family adventure is... More

Waikiki

AquaZone SCUBA Diving & Snorkeling

Running a dive shop isn’t easy. When you find one that’s been in business for more than 30 years, you can... More

Waikiki
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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

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