Oahu Activities, Attractions and Sightseeing
Top Things to Do on Oahu
There is so much to see and do on Oahu. We've chosen our top ten things to do on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Best Oahu Family Activities
The island of Oahu is the perfect place for a vacation that the entire family will remember and treasure forever. Check out our picks for the best family activities on Oahu.
Top Paid Attractions and Tours on Oahu
Oahu is Hawaii's most populated and most visited island. Far too many visitors spend their vacation in Waikiki and never explore the rest of the island. There is so much to do on Oahu, that it's hard to make a choice. Here are our picks for some of the top paid attractions and tours on Oahu.
Best Free Things to Do on Oahu
While a trip to Oahu can be expensive, there are many free or almost free (less than $20 per person) things to do. Here are some of our favorites.
101 Free Things to Do on Oahu
Check out this useful and informative list of 101 things to do for free (or at least for less than $10) on the island of Oahu.
Driving Tour of Oahu's Southeast Shore
Join me on a driving tour of Oahu's Southeast Shore from Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach, the Makapuu Lighthouse and Sea Life Park, stopping at Waimanalo Beach on the way to the towns of Kailua and Lanikai.
Daytrip to Windward Oahu
A great daytrip on Oahu is to drive over the Pali Highway to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Byodo-in Temple, Kualoa Ranch and Kailua.
Oahu Activities and Entertainment News for the Fall of 2011
Check out what's new with Oahu's activities, entertainment and festivals for the fall of 2011.
Dole Plantation on Oahu
An overview of the Dole Plantation in Central Oahu, home to the World's Largest Maze, Pineapple Express Train and Plantation Garden Tour.
Oahu Activities and Entertainment News for the Summer of 2011
The island of Oahu offers a wide range of activities for every interest, every age and every budget as is seen in our Oahu activities and entertainment news for the summer of 2011.
Oahu Attractions - Waikiki and Waikiki Beach
Our overview article introducing the best tourist attractions on the island of Oahu.
Atlantis Submarine Tour Waikiki
When totally out of the blue, I was asked if I wanted to go on an Atlantis Submarine Tour on Oahu, I jumped at the opportunity. I really knew very little about the actual Atlantis experience, so I was excited to see what this was all about. I knew that Atlantis had submarines on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, but not much more.
Exploring Kualoa Ranch and the Ka'a'awa Valley of Oahu, Hawaii
Take a photo intensive tour of historic Kualoa Ranch including a horseback ride through Ka'a'awa Valley where numerous motion pictures and TV shows such as ABC's Lost are filmed.
Complete Whale Watch Experience on the Star Of Honolulu
Guests can observe and gain insight on Hawaii’s annual whale visitors aboard the Star of Honolulu’s 2½-hour Premier Whale Watch Cruise.
Free in Waikiki
While the paid attractions and activities in Waikiki are some of the best in the state, there are a variety of experiences that won't cost you dime. The following list provides suggestions on things to do for free in and around Waikiki.
Diamond Head State Monument
A guide to exploring Diamond Head State Monument on Oahu, Hawaii.
Exploring the Manoa Valley on Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu's Manoa Valley, although located within minutes of Waikiki by bus or car, is often totally overlooked by visitors. While the lack of heavy visitor traffic is surely appreciated by local residents, there is much to be appreciated in this secluded corner of Hawaii which makes a visit worthwhile.
Ha: Breath of Life
Ha: Breath of Life, a spectacular new Polynesian night show debuted in 1999 at the Polynesian Cultural Center's Pacific Theater.
Hawaii's Historical Tours
Hawaii's Plantation Village has announced Hawaii's Historical Tours - a new sightseeing tour targeting visitors interested in learning and experiencing unique cultural aspects of Hawaii's history.
Hiking on Oahu - Off the Beaten Path on Oahu
Whether you are a novice hiker or expert trailblazer, Oahu offers a plethora of hikes that suit all ability levels.
Hoku Nai'a Dolphin Watch
A review of a Dolphin Watch Cruise on the Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events' 149-passenger Hoku Nai'a
A guide to visiting Honolulu Zoo in Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, Oahu.
Hoku Nai'a Photos
A Gallery of Photos Taken on a Dolphin Watch Cruise on the Star of Honolulu's Hoku Nai'a, Sailing Daily from the Wai'anae Harbor
In Search of Filming Locations for ABC's Lost
When I visited Oahu in May 2005, I went in search of Lost filming locations and without too much effort located quite a few. Join me as we take a photographic journey to the places where ABC's Emmy Award Winning Best Drama Series Lost is filmed.
In Search of More Filming Locations for ABC's Lost
Join me as we search Oahu, Hawaii for more filming locations for ABC's Emmy Award winning best drama series Lost. Ten new locations located!
Honolulu City Lights
A Gallery of Photos of Honolulu's Annual Christmas Celebration
How To Reduce the Risk of Shark Attack and Injury
Incidents of sharks biting people in Hawaiian waters are very rare. Fatal shark bites are extremely rare, especially considering the number of people in Hawaii’s waters. By learning more about sharks, using common sense, and observing the following safety tips, the risk may be greatly reduced.
Oahu is Home to More Than 125 Beaches
Beaches on Oahu offer more than sunbathing and people watching on powder white sand in the embrace of warm Hawaiian sun rays. With more than 125 beaches on Oahu from which to choose, from the powerful, pounding winter waves of the North Shore to the gentle shore break of Waikiki, there is a beach on Oahu that fits every taste from a sunbathing...
In Search of Still More Filming Locations for ABC's Lost
Join me as we search Oahu, Hawaii for still more filming locations for ABC's Emmy Award winning best drama series Lost.
Oahu's Leeward Coast
A Driving Tour of Oahu's Leeward or Waianae Coast
Oahu's Special Surf Culture - Duke's OceanFest, Surf Lessons, Memorabilia & More
Popularized by O'ahu surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku and perpetuated by renowned surf and pop culture icons, such as Kelly Slater and Andy and Bruce Irons, the sport of surfing is a time-honored sport that originated from the ancient Hawaiians, who considered surfing a symbol of social status and power.
Outrigger Catamaran Eco Sail and Snorkel Tour
The Outrigger Catamaran is now offering a 2.5-hour Eco Sail and Snorkel Tour to give passengers a rare opportunity to explore the clear waters of Waikiki's outer reefs.
Outrigger Catamaran Sunset Sail off Waikiki Beach
The Outrigger Catamaran makes several daily speed sails, three weekly eco sail and snorkel tours, and daily sunset sails. Each embarks from the beach in front of the Outrigger Reef Hotel.
Pacific Aviation Museum
The highly anticipated Pacific Aviation Museum - Pearl Harbor (PAM) opened to the public on Dec. 7, 2006, the 65th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Hawaii.
There is always something fun to do on Oahu, from extreme sports to simply lounging around in a cabana by the pool at a fancy resort. Here are 15 'must do' activities to give you a memorable vacation.
Paradise Helicopters, Turtle Bay Resort Helipad, Oahu
There is a helicopter company that flies out of a helipad at the Turtle Bay Resort - Paradise Helicopters. The Turtle Bay Resort is located about half way between Haleiwa on the North Shore's western end and Kaneohe Bay at the southern point of Oahu's Windward Coast. It seemed like the perfect location to start a helicopter tour highlighting those areas.
Review of the 10-hour Kos HUMMER Circle Island Lost Location Adventure
A Review of the 10-hour Kos HUMMER Circle Island Lost Location Adventure
Review of the 5-hour Kos Hummer Movie/Lost Adventure Tour on Oahu, Hawaii
The 5-hour Kos Hummer Movie/Lost Adventure Tour was the most fun I've ever had in over 13 years writing about the island of Oahu.
Scenic Oahu - Off The Beaten Path On O'ahu
It amazes me how many people visit Oahu and spend their entire vacation in Waikiki, downtown Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. These people are missing so much of what Oahu has to offer! It's a beautiful island and most of it is unlike anything you'll see in Waikiki.
Spirit of Aloha Catamaran
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa marked the return of the resort's sailing tours with the July 1, 2010 launch of Waikiki's newest catamaran, Spirit of Aloha. The vessel, operated by Port Waikiki Cruises, offers six different tour options daily, from breakfast and snorkel tours to sunset cocktail sails. In addition, a weekly Friday fireworks dinner sail gives guests a front-row seat to Hilton's spectacular fireworks display.
The Original Glider Rides
See how I had the time of my life flying with Honolulu Soaring, dba The Original Glider Rides, from Dillingham Airfield on O'ahu's North Shore
Polynesian Cultural Center
Visitors to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu have the unique opportunity to learn about the culture and people of Polynesia, not from books, films or television, but from the actual people who were born and live in the area's major island groups at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie.
Waikiki Beach Services
Just like visitors in the early to mid 1900's, you can enjoy surfing lessons, stand up paddling lessons, outrigger canoe rides and catamaran sails at Waikiki Beach with Waikiki Beach Services.
Walking Tour of Honolulu's Historic District
A walking tour of Honolulu's Historic District with stops at the 'Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Ali'iolani Hale, Kawaiaha'o Church and the Mission Houses Museum.
War Memorials on Oahu
A Guide to the major war memorials on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu Activities and Entertainment News for the Spring of 2011
The island of Oahu offers a wide range of activities for every interest, every age and every budget as is seen in our Oahu activities and entertainment news for the spring of 2011.
Wholphin Calf Born at Sea Life Park on Oahu, Hawaii
Sea Life Park has announced that Kekaimalu, the only known living hybrid of a false killer whale and Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, or wholphin, gave birth to a female calf on December 23, 2004.
Nu'uanu Pali Lookout
The Nu'uanu Pali Lookout is a must stop for most first time visitors to Oahu. Located off the Pali Highway between Honolulu and Windward Oahu, you'll love the fantastic views at the place where Kamehameha the Great finished his conquest of Oahu.
Oahu Activities and Entertainment News for the Winter of 2011
The island of Oahu offers a wide range of activities for every interest, every age and every budget as is seen in our Oahu activities and entertainment news for the winter of 2011.
Wild Side Specialty Tours
There are two major reasons to make it a part of your visit to Oahu. First, the Leeward Coast is one of the most beautiful areas of Hawaii. The second major reason is Wild Side Specialty Tours. By choosing Wild Side, you'll have the opportunity to get an ocean view of the majestic coastline and see many of the numerous species of marine life that make the waters between Oahu and Kauai their home.