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  • Check-out our favorite beach!
  • Iolani Palace is a Hawaiian treasure.
  • We love watching keiki hula.
  • The Polynesian Cultural Center's evening show is spectacular.
  • Sweet sails in the sunset ...

Today Is a Great Day

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Events

Sky High Day Sun, 7:00 AM

January 27, 2019 - January 27, 2020

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 is generally regarded as No. 1 in Hawaii’s helicopter industry. The company has 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 28, 2019 - January 28, 2020

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 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 convenient 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. Waikiki Beach Walk, open till 11 pm.

9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Honolulu


100 Things to Do in Oahu


Roy’s

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Bills Sydney

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Il Lupino

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Hau Tree Lanai

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Orchids

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Wet ‘n’ Wild

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Taormina

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Waikiki Beach

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Hawaii Nautical

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Ba-Le Sandwich Shop

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Kani Ka Pila Grille

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Germaine’s Luau

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Pizza Corner

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Hula Grill

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Battleship Missouri

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Dolphin Star

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Hau Tree Lanai

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iTrampoline … Bounce!

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Central Oahu

Iolani Palace

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Tucker & Bevvy

Down by the zoo, the original Tucker & Bevvy is a popular stop for picnic foods, quick morning bites and super... More

Waikiki

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

Hanauma Bay

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East Oahu

Homecoming

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Downtown Honolulu

J.J. Dolan’s

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Downtown Honolulu

Koko Head Crater

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Town

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Waikiki

Olive Tree Café

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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

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

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

Byodo-In Temple

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Windward Oahu

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

Dole Plantation

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Central Oahu

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

Polynesian Cultural Center

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North Shore
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Chuck’s Steak House

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Waikiki

MAC 24/7

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Waikiki

Pearl Harbor

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Central Oahu

MaiTa‘i Catamaran

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Waikiki

Waikiki Yoga

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Waikiki

Atlantis Submarine

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Waikiki

Diamond Head

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Waikiki

Pearl Country Club

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Waikiki

Ha: Breath of Life

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North Shore

Lanikai

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Windward Oahu

Tropics Bar & Grill

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Waikiki

Highway Inn

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Downtown Honolulu

Fighting Eel

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Waikiki

Sedona

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Downtown Honolulu

Tiki’s Grill & Bar

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Luau alii, polynesian cultural center

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Japanese • Jimbo

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Waikiki

Sea Life Park

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East Oahu

Duke’s Waikiki

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Waikiki

Chart House

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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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Azure

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

Waikiki

Makaha Beach

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Indian • Maharani

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Waikiki

Punchbowl Crater

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Waikiki

Nohea Gallery

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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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Liliha Bakery

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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

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

Dole Plantation

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Central Oahu

Mokoli‘i

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Windward Oahu

Helicopter Tours, Deluxe

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Windward Oahu

Peace Café

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunset

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

Dolphin Star

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Leeward Oahu
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Mission Houses Museum

The first Christian missionaries to Hawaii arrived in 1820, and their presence significantly impacted Hawaii’s native culture. The Mission Houses, the... More

Downtown Honolulu

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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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

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

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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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

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