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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

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100 Things to Do in 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Shore Offroad Tours

Top-quality service is the calling card of Massimo Sport Hawaii, a small company with superb references. Among its intimate Oahu tours... More

North Shore

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

Orchids

Oceanside at the renowned Halekulani, Orchids is a special treat in every possible way. The casual yet upscale venue celebrates the... 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

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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pearl Harbor

A natural deep-water lagoon, Pearl Harbor is headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet and has been a US Navy post since... More

Central Oahu

Tropics Bar & Grill

Seaside at the sprawling Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tropics offers an eclectic variety of live music that provides the soundtrack for any... More

Waikiki

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

Central Oahu

Highway Inn

If you don’t know Hawaiian food, this is where you can learn. If you do, you’re gonna love this place. Beginners... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

Ha: Breath of Life

The venerable Polynesian Cultural Center, now more than 50 years young, draws rave reviews for both its Ali‘i Luau and its... More

North Shore

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

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

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

Martin & MacArthur

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

Downtown Honolulu

Mahaloha Burger

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

Jimbo

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

Waikiki

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Royal Hawaiian’s Aha Aina

Waikiki’s only beachfront show is located on the lawn at the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel. An elegant, pricey affair, the evening... More

Waikiki

Chart House

A local favorite for years upon years, Chart House remains one of Waikiki’s signature restaurants. A large selection of shellfish including... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

Ba-Le Sandwich Shop

This tiny place run by a wonderful couple reflects Hawaii’s marvelous mix of cultures. Choose from Vietnamese food like pho and... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

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

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

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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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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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