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  • Good morning, Oahu!
  • Hit the beach today!
  • Or go on a hike!
  • The windward coast is divine!
  • Surf's up on Kalakaua Ave.
  • Hula is our heartbeat.
  • Good night, Oahu!

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

February 18, 2018 - February 19, 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

February 19, 2018 - February 20, 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


Liliha Bakery

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Golf, North Shore

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North Shore
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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

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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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

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Fighting Eel

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Waikiki

Makapu‘u Point/Lighthouse

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East Oahu

Buca di Beppo

Portions are huge at this family-style Italian eatery in the Ward district. Flavors are robust, and servers bustle. The decor is... More

Downtown Honolulu

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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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

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

Hau Tree Lanai

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Waikiki

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

Punchbowl Crater

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Downtown Honolulu

Sedona

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Downtown Honolulu
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Helicopter Tours, 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

Waikiki
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Hawaiian Quilt Collection

The renaissance of Hawaiian quilts is due in large part to owner Michael John Gillan, whose passion for traditional quilting has... More

Waikiki

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

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

Rix Island Wear

We all wear aloha shirts. It’s a uniform, almost, a badge of Hawaiian-ness that sets us apart. Our closets are lined... 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

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
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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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Mai Tai Bar

This elegant beachside bar at the iconic Royal Hawaiian showcases live Hawaiian entertainment by top island musicians like Eric Lee and... More

Waikiki

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

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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Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama makes you feel good. We’re reluctant to say that the clothing is “yummy,” but think about it: It is.... More

Waikiki

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

Hau Tree Lanai

If you succumb to the temptation to vault the little wall onto Kaimana Beach, stride across the sand and wade into... More

Waikiki

Ko Olina

Once upon a time not so long ago, Ko Olina was miles of scrubland dominated by prickly keawe trees. Only fishermen... More

Leeward Oahu

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

Wailana Coffee House

This has been a popular Waikiki establishment since the ‘70s. Open 24 hours, the menu is packed with traditional dinner fare, breakfast... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

East Oahu

Duke Kahanamoku Statue

Few modern-day figures have been as wholly beloved and revered as Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. The “Ambassador of Aloha” was a hero... More

Waikiki

Children’s Discovery Center

Appropriate and captivating for children from infancy into tween-hood, this former children’s museum is a three-story indoor world of interactive play... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

Cinnamon’s

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Waikiki

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

Diamond Head Grill

This is our go-to spot for take-out, but we equally enjoy settling down at an outside picnic table and diving into... More

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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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

Ba-Le Sandwich Shop

This tiny place run by a wonderful couple reflects Hawaii’s marvelous mix of cultures. Choose from Vietnamese food like pho and... More

Downtown Honolulu

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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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

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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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

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

Martin & MacArthur

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

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

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

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

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

Bishop Museum

Established in 1889, Bishop Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawaii and the Pacific. Home to over a million... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

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

Tucker & Bevvy

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

Honolulu Zoo

On the eastern edge of Waikiki, down by Diamond Head, our modest zoo is divided into three sections: African Savannah, Asian... 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

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
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MaiTa‘i Catamaran

On Waikiki Beach, cats come and cats go. Through the years, the very best of them is what the best is... More

Waikiki

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

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

Honolulu Cookie Company

Honolulu Cookie Company offers premium shortbread cookies in a signature pineapple shape. The selection is marvelous, and each cookie is baked... More

Waikiki
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Chinatown

Honolulu’s Chinatown is an eclectic area bustling with markets that sell exotic produce, fish, meat, groceries and goods from across Asia.... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

Mahaloha Burger

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

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

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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Homecoming

Hipsters, let us hear a “hallelujah!” Skaters, sing its praise. Echo Park, CA meets Honolulu, HI at a fun Chinatown shop... More

Downtown Honolulu

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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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

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

Barefoot Beach Cafe

Cute as can be with a setting to die for, this is a fun place well worth the walk from Waikiki... 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

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

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

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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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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Shore Bird Beach Broiler

For beautiful, in-your-face ocean views, you can’t beat this casual restaurant with a 35-year history of fun. The lavish breakfast buffet... 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

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

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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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

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

Explore the hidden Waianae coast aboard the Hololeakai, a 53-ft teak-finished, full-service catamaran. The cat ensures a smooth ride, and the... More

Leeward Oahu
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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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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

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

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

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