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Honolulu HI
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  • Aloha kakahiaka, Oahu!
  • Find a favorite beach today!
  • Head to the windward side.
  • Venture up the coast to Kualoa.
  • Laie Point is breathtaking.
  • Shave ice? Matsumoto's in Haleiwa!
  • Back in town, enjoy hula at Kuhio Beach.
  • Watch for the green flash at sunset.

Today Is a Great Day

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100 Things to Do in Oahu


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

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

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

Aloha Trikke

The newest way to tour Waikiki and beyond is on an electric Trikke. The ride is exhilarating yet safe, and it’s... 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

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

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

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

Sandy Beach

Known locally as Sandy's, this beach is home to an incredibly powerful shore break, a favorite spot for seasoned boogie-boarders and... More

East Oahu

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

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

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

Waikiki Aquarium

Opened in 1904, this is the second-oldest aquarium in the U.S. It features exhibits that showcase Pacific marine life and hosts... More

Waikiki

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

Rainbow Drive-In

It’s local grinds “to da max” at Rainbow Drive-In, where President Obama drops in now and again.  Plate lunch is the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

Koko Head Crater

The landmark of East Oahu, Koko Crater’s gifts to the island include Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater Botanical Garden. This massive... More

East Oahu

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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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

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

Japanese • Sushi Sasabune

Fabulous sushi worth every penny of the many, many pennies you’ll spend here.  Chef Seiji Kumagawa’s 13-course omakase menu is varied... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

Town

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

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

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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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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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

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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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

Waianae Range

Dating back nearly four million years, the Waianae Mountain Range is the oldest part of Oahu, and its heavy-shouldered volcanic remains... More

Leeward Oahu

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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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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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

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

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

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

Kahala

Just beyond Diamond Head is the posh neighborhood of Kahala. Houses here are priced in he many millions of dollars, and... 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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

Lorna Jane Active Living

Lorna Jane is a leading Australian-based women's activewear brand that has been at the forefront of fitness and fashion for more... 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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Waikiki Aquarium

Ocean-minded and conservation-driven, this small collection of marine animals really illustrates what life is like underwater in Hawaii. Children may hold... 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

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

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

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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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

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

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

Orchids

While Halekulani’s Sunday brunch buffet is deservedly famous, any day that begins with breakfast at this elegant seaside venue is off... 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

East Oahu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

Owens & Co.

This charming Chinatown corner shop serves as a showcase for independent designers around the globe. Find surprisingly chic tailored goods of... More

Downtown Honolulu

Blue Note Hawaii

The big news on Kalakaua Ave. is the arrival of Blue Note Hawaii, where world-class jazz and island tunes reign supreme.... 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

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

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

Mai Tai Bar

At The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki's most elegant beachfront bar is also a perfect perch for ocean sunsets. Even the Blue Hawaii... 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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Fighting Eel

Sumptuously soft and comfortable women’s wear in standout prints as well as subdued solids is the calling card of this growing... More

Waikiki