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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,

Today Is a Great Day

Here as elsewhere, our hearts have turned to the holidays. Thanksgiving in Hawaii is much as it was growing up in... More

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100 Things to Do in Oahu


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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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

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

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

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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Laie Point

Quite off the beaten path, beyond a humble residential neighborhood on Oahu's north shore, Laie Point is a hidden gem. While... More

North Shore

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bills Sydney

Happy hour sets a fine pace nightly at Bills, the only resort eatery by noted Australian chef Bill Granger. The pairing... More

Waikiki

Atlantis Submarine

For kids young and old, a dive in a real submarine is an unforgettable experience. Atlantis Submarine's marvelous family adventure is... 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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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

Halona Blowhole

Stop to marvel at periodic bursts of foamy ocean spray from the Halona Blowhole, between Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach. Formed... More

East Oahu

Iolani Palace

Home to Hawai’s last two monarchs, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, this is the only royal palace in the U.S. Tour... 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

Windward 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

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

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

Olive Tree Café

This super-popular Kahala restaurant is a cute, fun and comfortable place with wonderful people and equally wonderful Greek fare. Ask about... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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

Jimbo

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Martin & MacArthur

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hau Tree Lanai

This is where we take family and friends for their first meal on Oahu. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’re sitting where... More

Waikiki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Waikiki Beach Walk

Spanning the length of Lewers St. from Kalakaua Avenue to Kalia Road, Waikiki Beach Walk is a genuinely delightful place to... 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

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

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

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

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

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