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  • Good morning, Oahu!
  • Take an early morning stroll to Kaimana Beach.
  • We love the windward side.
  • You'll be heading to the North Shore, yes?
  • Pageantry at the Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Respect our beloved honu.
  • Enjoy beautiful hula at Kuhio Beach.
  • We love sunset from the Barefoot Beach Cafe,

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100 Things to Do in 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

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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Azure

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

Hawaii Nautical Fireworks Dinner Sail

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
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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Chart House

Happy hours overlooking the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, great seafood and sophisticated live music are the hallmarks of this classic lounge... 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

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

Windward 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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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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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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Kualoa

One of the most sacred sites on the island, Kualoa remains a land of undeveloped splendor, often used by Hollywood moviemakers... More

Windward Oahu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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 • 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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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

Sea Life Park

In easternmost Oahu, right around the bend from Makapu‘u Point, this marine life park features activities and exhibits that are entertaining,... More

East Oahu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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