Oahu

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Oahu - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • Aerial Tours

    Taking an aerial tour of the Islands opens up a world of perspective. Look down from the sky at the outline of the USS Arizona, where it lies...

  • Animal Encounters

    Pods of dolphins surround the Islands, and spotting them can be as easy as just getting yourself out in the ocean. They are wild animals, of...

  • Biking

    Oahu's coastal roads are flat, well-paved, and, unfortunately, awash in vehicular traffic. Frankly, biking is no fun in either Waikiki or Honolulu...

  • Boat Tours and Charters

    Being on the water can be the best way to enjoy the Islands. Whether you want to see the fish in action or experience how they taste, there...

  • Deep-Sea Fishing

    Fishing isn’t just a sport in Hawaii, it’s a way of life. A number of charter boats with experienced crews can take you on a sportfishing adventure...

  • Golf

    Unlike on the other Hawaiian Islands, the majority of Oahu's golf courses are not associated with hotels and resorts. In fact, of the island...

  • Hiking

    The trails of Oahu cover a full spectrum of environments: desert walks through cactus, slippery paths through bamboo-filled rain forest, and...

  • Horseback Riding

    A great way to see the island is atop a horse, leaving the direction to the pack while you drink in the views of mountains or the ocean. It...

  • Jet Skiing and Waterskiing

    Aloha Jet Ski. Skip across the surface of the immense Keehi Lagoon from Friday through Monday as planes from Honolulu International Airport...

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking is an easy way to explore the ocean—and Oahu’s natural beauty—without much effort or skill. It offers a vantage point not afforded...

  • Running

    In Honolulu, the most popular places to jog are the two parks, Kapiolani and Ala Moana, at either end of Waikiki. In both cases, the loop...

  • Scuba Diving

    Not all of Hawaii’s beauty is above water. What lurks below can be just as magnificent. Although snorkeling provides adequate access to this...

  • Snorkeling

    If you can swim, you can snorkel. And you don’t need any formal training, either. Snorkeling is a favorite pastime for both visitors and residents...

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    From the lakes of Wisconsin to the coast of Lima, Peru, stand-up paddleboarding (or SUP, for short) is taking the sport of surfing to the most...

  • Submarine Tours

    Atlantis Submarines. This is the underwater adventure for the unadventurous. Not fond of swimming, but want to see what you've been missing...

  • Surfing

    Perhaps no word is more associated with Hawaii than surfing. Every year the best of the best gather on Oahu’s North Shore to compete in their...

  • Tennis

    While tennis has given way to golf as the biggest resort attraction, and many of the hotel courts have closed, there are still locations in...

  • Whale-Watching

    December is marked by the arrival of snow in much of America, but in Hawaii it marks the return of the humpback whale. These migrating behemoths...

  • Windsurfing and Kiteboarding

    Those who call windsurfing and kiteboarding cheating because they require no paddling have never tried hanging on to a sail or kite. It will...