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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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Taormina

Namesake of a coastal village in Sicily, this stylish eatery honors classic Sicilian preparations indoors and out. Heavy sauces are shunned.... 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

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

Waimanalo Beach Park

A long stretch of white sandy beach on the Windward side of Oahu, Waimanalo is an untouched paradise. The beach is... More

Windward Oahu

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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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

Uncle’s Fish Market

Look no further for fresh Oahu seafood: This is THE place. Owned by Fresh Island Fish, the state's largest seafood supplier,... More

Downtown Honolulu

Dolphin Star

Oahu’s west side offers some of the island’s very best family experiences. Cruising alongside leaping dolphins off a vast, mountainous coastline... More

Leeward Oahu
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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

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

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

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

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

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

La Muse

Artist Julia Chen curates this fascinating boutique, filling it with handmade Danish baby toys, crazy beautiful swimwear, refined clothing, home goods... More

Downtown Honolulu

Barefoot Beach Cafe

Perched on Queen’s Beach, between the zoo and the aquarium, this is an open-air restaurant ideal for families at every meal.... More

Waikiki

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

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

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

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

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

Punchbowl Crater

Punchbowl Crater has long been a somber place. In ancient times it was known as Puowaina, which means "Consecrated Hill" or... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

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

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
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

The Pig & The Lady

The Pig & The Lady gets rave reviews for a playful, modern take on Vietnamese cuisine. Incredibly flavorful sauces, meat so... More

Downtown Honolulu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Golf, Central

Central Oahu golf courses offer sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, the Waianae range and even Diamond Head in silhouette, miles away.... More

Central Oahu
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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

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

Indian • Maharani

Café Maharani’s popularity has swollen though the years, and that’s good and bad. The restaurant is tiny, so you might need... More

Waikiki

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
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

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

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

Jimbo

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

Waikiki

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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

Alan Wong’s

Renowned chef Alan Wong’s flagship restaurant is just beyond Waikiki. Look forward to playful, creative dishes with local flavors and ingredients,... More

Waikiki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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Sunset

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii

Honolulu Magazine's "Best Family Attraction" in 2015, this expansive water park is great for kids of all ages. Rides range from... More

Leeward Oahu
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waikiki Beach

The world’s most famous beach is actually seven beaches in all, ranging from Duke Kahanamoku Beach on the ewa side (away... 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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Tucker & Bevvy

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

Waikiki

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