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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


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

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

Yanagi Sushi

Known for super-fresh ingredients and perfect technique with sushi and sashimi, Yanagi Sushi is a favorite among locals and visiting celebrities.... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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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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

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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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

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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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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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

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

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

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

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

Sunset

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

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

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

Jimbo

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

Waikiki

Kaneohe Bay

This is the largest protected bay in Hawaii and provides an abundance of ocean activities as well as postcard-worthy surroundings. Although... More

Windward Oahu

Giovanni Pastrami

Corned beef, Reuben and pastrami sandwiches share the bill with freshly made pizzas and breakfast till midnight at this New York-style... 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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoku’s

Whether for dinner or Sunday brunch, come to Hoku’s if you want to spoil someone, including yourself. Located at The Kahala,... 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

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

Tucker & Bevvy

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

Waikiki

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Pacific Skydiving

Skydiving in Hawaii is a bucket-list item, for sure, and you can check it off with the best. With over 42... More

North Shore

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Chinese • Happy Days

We love classic neighborhood restaurants, and this one anchors a popular street corner in Kaimuki. We go for the dim sum,... More

Waikiki

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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Luau alii, polynesian cultural center

Polynesian Cultural Center • Ali‘i Luau

The culmination of a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center is the Ali‘i Luau, followed by the marvelous evening show, Ha:... More

North Shore

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

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

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

Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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