The island of Oahu has plenty of fun filled activities that everyone can enjoy. While visiting Oahu you can choose from a wide variety of outdoor or indoor activities or explore Hawaii's special culture and iconic history.
- The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently announced its list of 20 Heritage Sites of Hawaii. The Heritage Sites are places of cultural, natural, scenic, and historical significance. Seven of these sites are located on the island of Oahu, including National Memorial of the Pacific, Punchbowl; WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor; Diamond Head; Iolani Palace; Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline – Makapuu Trail; Queen Emma Summer Palace; and Nuuanu Pali State Wayside (Pali Lookout).
- The Contemporary Museum’s Biennial of Hawaii Artists IX will be held from Sept. 24, 2010 through Jan. 9, 2011. The Biennial of Hawaii Artists features the work of selected Hawaii artists and is the museum’s signature exhibit.
- Discover Hawaii Tours recently launched a new Eco Tours Collection. The Eco Tours Collection offers nature, culture and adventure tours that include sacred sites, hidden waterfalls, swimming with dolphins, and more.
- Roberts Hawaii’s new Holoholo Trolley provides daily shuttle service between Waikiki and several of Oahu’s most popular sites, including Bishop Museum, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Aloha Tower Marketplace, and Chinatown. The trolley also stops at Oahu-based factories, including Lion Coffee, KoAloha Ukulele and Menehune Mac.
- The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina now offers a new Polynesian revue, Fia Fia Show, every Thursday evening. The show features performers and musicians showcasing cultural dances from Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, and Hawaii, as well as a dinner buffet of island-inspired food.
- New to the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is the MiG Alley Korean War Exhibit. The exhibit features a MiG-15 and newly restored F-86 Sabre aircraft that flew during the Korean War, as well as a life-sized diorama that depicts MiG Alley.
- Return to Waikiki – A Luau and Cocktail Show recently opened at the International Marketplace in Waikiki. The luau includes traditional and contemporary Hawaiian entertainment and a dinner buffet. Following the luau, slack key guitarist Makana, along with other Hawaiian entertainers, will perform a cocktail show.
- On June 29, the Hilton Hawaiian Village launched Waikiki’s newest catamaran, Spirit of Aloha. The vessel is operated by Port Waikiki Cruises, which offers six different tour options daily, from breakfast and snorkel tours to sunset cocktail sails, as well as a weekly Friday fireworks dinner sail.
- Phase I of the $58 million renovation of the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor has been completed. New facilities include a central ticketing facility for tours to the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Museum, USS Oklahoma Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum; a research and education center, an expanded bookstore, restrooms, and snack bar. When fully completed in December 2010, the new visitor center will include a new museum and expanded landscaped grounds.