Honolulu and Oahu Features


Honolulu and Oahu Features

  • Top Reasons to Go to Honolulu and Oahu

    Waves: Boogie board or surf some of the best breaks on the planet.... Read more

  • Top Things to Do in Honolulu and Oahu

    Kailua is the beach you came to Hawaii for—and the reason why many have never left. This popular stretch of white, sandy beach on Oahu's windward... Read more

  • Oahu and Hawaii Today

    Nicknamed "The Gathering Place," Oahu is the third-largest Hawaiian island and has 75% of the state's population. Honolulu is the perfect place... Read more

  • Oahu's Geology

    Encompassing 597 square miles, Oahu is the third-largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Scientists believe the island was formed about 4 million... Read more

  • Flora and Fauna in Oahu

    The eastern (Koolau) side of Oahu is much cooler and wetter than the western side of the island, which tends to be dry and arid. The island's... Read more

  • The Hawaiian Islands

    Oahu. The state's capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu; this is the center of Hawaii's economy and by far the most populated island in the chain—953,000... Read more

  • Hawaiian History

    Hawaiian history is long and complex; a brief survey can put into context the ongoing renaissance of native arts and culture.... Read more

  • Hawaiian People and Their Culture

    By October 2010, Hawaii's population was more than 1.3 million with the majority of residents living on Oahu. Nine percent are Hawaiian or other... Read more

  • Honolulu and Oahu with Kids

    With dozens of adventures, discoveries, and fun-filled beach days, Hawaii is a blast for kids of all ages. Even better, the things to do here... Read more

  • Best Beaches in Honolulu and Oahu

    The best thing about Oahu's beautiful beaches? Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. Some are wide, others are narrow. Some are protected... Read more

  • Top 10 Hawaiian Foods to Try

    Food in Hawaii is a reflection of the state's diverse cultural makeup and tropical location. Fresh seafood, organic fruits and vegetables, free-range... Read more

  • Hawaii and the Environment

    Sustainability. It's a word rolling off everyone's tongues these days. In a place known as the most remote island chain in the world (check your... Read more

  • Best Outdoor Adventures in Honolulu and Oahu

    In a place surrounded by the ocean, water sports abound. Surfing. Snorkeling. Scuba diving. Hawaii has it all—and more. But that's just the sea... Read more

  • Only in Hawaii

    Traveling to Hawaii is as close as an American can get to visiting another country while staying within the United States. There's much to learn... Read more

  • Weddings and Honeymoons

    There's no question that Hawaii is one of the country's foremost honeymoon destinations. Romance is in the air here, and the white, sandy beaches... Read more

  • Crusing the Islands

    Cruising has become extremely popular in Hawaii. For first-time visitors, it's an excellent way to get a taste of all the Islands; and if you... Read more

  • Windward Oahu Villages

    Tiny villages—generally consisting of a sign, store, a beach park, possibly a post office, and not much more—are strung along Kamehameha Highway... Read more

  • Oahu Food Trucks

    Lunch wagons, or "food trucks" as they are now known around the country, have been a staple for plate lunches around Hawaii for decades, even... Read more

  • Shangri La in Oahu

    The marriage of heiress Doris Duke, at age 23, to a much older man didn't last. But their around-the-world honeymoon did leave her with two lasting... Read more

  • Best Takeout in Honolulu and Oahu

    For lunch at the beach, or a movie night in your hotel room, do as Islanders do: get takeout. (And in the Islands, incidentally, the proper term... Read more

  • Japanese Izakaya Restaurants

    Japanese pub-restaurants, called izakaya (ee-ZAH-ka-ya), are sprouting up all over the Islands like matsutake mushrooms in a pine forest. They... Read more

  • North Shore Shrimp Stands

    No drive to the North Shore is complete without a shrimp stop. Shrimp stands dot Kamehameha Highway from Kahaluu to Kahuku. For about $12, you... Read more