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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


100 Things to Do in Oahu


Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Although the island’s best steaks are reason enough to visit Wolfgang’s, the seafood is superb, too. Other menu items like lobster... 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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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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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

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

Pacific Aviation Museum

Two WWII-era aircraft hangars, which still bear scars of Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, house an impressive collection of vintage... More

Central Oahu

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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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

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

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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Sunset

Yes, it seems silly to point out that this is a great family time of day, but too often we miss... More

Waikiki

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

Pearl Country Club

Overlooking Pearl Harbor with views of the Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri and Waianae Mountains, Pearl Country Club is a classic. It... 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

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

J.J. Dolan’s

J.J. Dolan’s is a popular Irish pub serving New York pizza in downtown Honolulu. Their handmade, thin crust offerings have a dedicated... 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

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

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

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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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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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

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

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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Town

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

Waikiki

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

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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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

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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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

Beach Bar

Sitting beneath the nigh legendary banyan tree at the Moana Surfrider and listening to a steel guitar embellish a favorite Hawaiian... 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

Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Down at the Aston Waikiki Beach, this massive lanai overlooking the ocean gets lit up with torches and smiles every evening.... More

Waikiki

Waikiki Yoga

Instructor Dennis Miller blends hatha yoga with the fundamentals of modern dance and sports conditioning in marvelously therapeutic classes in the... More

Waikiki

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

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

Ala Moana Beach Park

Located between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, Ala Moana is popular with locals because of the ample parking, long sandy beach, showers,... More

Waikiki

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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
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Taormina

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

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

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

Mahaloha Burger

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

Waikiki

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

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

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

Leeward Oahu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bar 35

Hunkered down in the middle of Chinatown, Bar 35 draws an eclectic crowd, from hipsters to downtown professional types to anyone out... 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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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

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

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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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

Golf, Leeward

Leeward Oahu's golf choices are like night and day. At Ko Olina you'll find the Ko Olina Golf Club. It looks,... More

Leeward Oahu
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

Honolulu Cryotherapy

Popular with celebrities and professional athletes like surfing champion Sunny Garcia, cryotherapy cools your entire body, eliminating inflammation and pain in... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kayaking • Twogood Kayaks

Yelp and TripAdvisor consistently praise this small, family-owned company, which has provided fun and adventure in Kailua for over 30 years.... More

Windward Oahu
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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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Atlantis Submarines

Take a dive in the comfort of an air-conditioned, Coast Guard-approved submarine. The dive site contains established artificial reef systems —... 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

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

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

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
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

Ocean House

Aptly named, this classy, plantation-style eatery is a great place to spoil someone, including yourself. Breakfasts are lavish, and you’ll need... More

Waikiki

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

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

Azure

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

Waikiki