Sun, Jan 21
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  • Good morning, Oahu!
  • Hit the beach today!
  • Or go on a hike!
  • The windward coast is divine!
  • Visit Duke on Kalakaua Ave.
  • Watch some keiki hula if you can!
  • 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

January 21, 2018 - January 22, 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

January 22, 2018 - January 23, 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


Bills Sydney

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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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Hanauma Bay

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East Oahu

Waikiki Beach

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Waikiki

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

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Homecoming

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Hau Tree Lanai

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Waikiki

Rix Island Wear

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Bar 35

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Downtown Honolulu

H2O Sports

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East Oahu

Star of Honolulu

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Downtown Honolulu
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Kahana Bay

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Windward Oahu

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

Jimbo

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

Waikiki

Rock-a-Hula

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Waikiki
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Hawaii Nautical Fireworks Dinner Sail

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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

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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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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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

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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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

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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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

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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Makapu‘u

In a delightful cove bordered by rocky sea cliffs, Makapu‘u is a dramatically scenic beach. It is a prime boogie-boarding and... More

East Oahu

Haleiwa Beach Park

Haleiwa Beach Park is located in the small North Shore town of the same name. The shallow, rocky ocean bottom deters... More

North Shore

Yard House

Yard House serves upwards of 100 seasonal, craft and international draft beers in the heart of Waikiki. Combine that with a... More

Waikiki

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

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

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

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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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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Golf, North Shore

Golfing on the North Shore is nearly always a day-long commitment, and it can be a terrific day. Turtle Bay Resort... More

North Shore
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Cinnamon’s

One of Oahu's favorite breakfast joints, Cinnamon's now has a Waikiki location. You can still drive to Kailua and eat pancakes... More

Waikiki

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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Yard House

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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

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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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

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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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

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

Mai Tai Bar

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Waikiki

Tropics Bar & Grill

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Waikiki

Lewers Lounge

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Waikiki

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

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

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

Waikiki

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bike Hawaii

Bike Hawaii’s name tells only part of its story. Sure, they’re the longtime local expert in biking — mountain biking, exhilarating... More

East Oahu
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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

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

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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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

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

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

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

Chart House

The mellow Chart House has been a local favorite for years. Seafood dishes abound, but steaks are exceptional as well. You... More

Waikiki

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

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

Mahaloha Burger

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

Waikiki

Orchids

Oceanside at the renowned Halekulani, Orchids is a special treat in every possible way. The casual yet upscale venue celebrates the... 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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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

Martin & MacArthur

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

Downtown Honolulu

Liliha Bakery

Liliha Bakery opened in 1950 and remains a Honolulu mainstay. The bakery is famous for coco puffs (they sell 4800 -... More

Downtown Honolulu

Thai • Chiang Mai

Tucked away in Moiliili, this corner restaurant is welcoming and lovely.  Through the years, excellent service has been paired nicely with... 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

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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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
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

Polynesian Cultural Center

Great for families, the the world’s premier Polynesian encounter is an authentic day-long adventure featuring experiences like canoe races, Samoan cooking,... More

North Shore
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Roy’s

A pioneer of Pacific rim cuisine, Hawaii’s own Roy Yamaguchi continues his quest to coax forth the very best flavors in... More

Waikiki

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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Waimea Bay

Famous for producing monster waves in the winter, this is one of the first places that surfers in the 1950s started... More

North Shore

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

Dole Plantation

The perfect stop on the way to the North Shore (we recommend going early to avoid lines), this large attraction is... More

Central Oahu

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

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

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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Duke’s Waikiki

Step back in time at this hang-loose bar that is literally steps from Waikiki Beach downstairs at the Outrigger Waikiki hotel.... More

Waikiki

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