Home to Honolulu and Waikiki, Oahu is the most popular Hawaiian island for tourists to visit. Oahu is the ultimate island for families who want to play at the beach, visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, hike Diamond Head, see Pearl Harbor and go shopping.
BEST PLACES TO STAY ON OAHU
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
The only Disney resort in Hawaii, Aulani is where you’ll enjoy character dining, spa, pools, an amazing kids club, and lots of family events. It’s perfect for a family vacation to Oahu. Check the latest rates and availability.
Turtle Bay Resort
Located on Oahu’s North Shore, the recently renovated Turtle Bay Resort offers an array of rooms and suites, restaurants, pools, spa, and on-site activities. Check the latest rates and availability.
Hilton Hawaiian Village
As the largest oceanfront Waikiki hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a full-service resort with tons of restaurants, shops, pools, a saltwater lagoon, a spa, and many on-site activities and cultural programming. Check the latest rates and availability.
TOP THINGS TO DO ON OAHU
One of the most famous Oahu attractions is Pearl Harbor, which is home to the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Battleship Missouri, USS Bowfin Submarine, and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. You can take a guided tour or go on your own.
Polynesian Cultural Center
Learn about seven Polynesian cultures through hands on activities, performances, and demonstrations from more than 100 native performers.
Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure or a cultural experience, you’ll find it at Kualoa Ranch. This is the best place to ride an ATV, go horseback riding, try ziplining, or do an Oahu movie tour!
PLACES TO EAT ON OAHU
North Shore Food Trucks
Drive up to North Shore Oahu and have your pick of tons of tasty food trucks serving everything imaginable. The most famous are the shrimp trucks featuring locally caught Hawaiian shrimp.
If you’d like to listen to live music while enjoying a Waikiki sunset, head to Duke’s Waikiki. And be sure to order their world-famous Hula Pie.
The most famous bakery on Oahu is Leonard’s bakery and the most popular items to order are their malasadas. These are oversized donut holes rolled in cinnamon and sugar and you can also get them filled with tropical cream fillings.
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