Fodor's Expert Review Kualoa Ranch
Encompassing 4,000 acres, about 45 minutes by car from Waikiki, this working ranch offers a wide range of activities—from ATV and horseback tours to ziplining or expeditions into the valley on an electric bike. The mountains, which serve as the backdrop of this scenic ranch, may seem familiar, as the ranch has served as the set for movies such as Jurassic Park and Wind Talkers, and TV shows like Magnum, P.I. and Lost (and you can take a movie sites tour). From the grounds, you'll have a wonderful view of the ocean and Chinaman's Hat. You can drop by the visitor center anytime, but it's best to book activities and tours two or three days in advance.