Vacationing On Oahu
What to do & see on your trip to Honolulu
Home to the city of Honolulu, the high-rise hotels of Waikiki and the world famous waves of the North Shore, your vacation here will be an exciting introduction to places you've heard about all your life!
Waikiki is well known for its constant activity, golden sands and, on many weekends, a parade or festival that takes over the main drag of this world famous district. But there's a lot going on in the rest of Oahu, too.
There are more restaurants, nightclubs and bars outside of Waikiki. If you're ready to venture out of the tourist center, there's no shortage of places to check out. Nearby King St holds a lot of bars and restaurants that consistently draw the crowds, including the consistently award winning Chef Mavro's. There's no reason why you can't find out what the fuss is about, too.
The Oahu Outside of Waikiki
There's an entire world outside of Waikiki waiting to show you another whole side to Oahu. There's Haleiwa town on the North Shore, full of small local restaurants, craft stores and some of the best wave watching anywhere.
One the East side of Oahu you should try to make it over to Waimanalo. There you can sit on beaches in the shadow of the green cliffs of the Koolau mountains. Locals swear by Waimanalo's sands as some of the best on the Island.
One of the best things about Waimanalo is no matter which of the 2 ways you drive there, you're in for a treat. One takes the highway over the Koolau mountains, the other goes along the coast, with ocean views most of the way. You can't lose!
Try the West Coast when you really want to get away from the bustle of Waikik. Not only is it where you'll find th very popular Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, it's also the site of the Aulani Disney Resort, something the kids, and the kid in you, will find hard to resist.
Isn't It Time to Book Your Oahu Vacation?
Oahu is the bustling center of Hawaii. It's truly a modern tropical center, the only Island that could have a place like the Ala Moana Center or the high-rises of Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. Yet it also holds landmarks that are worldwide icons, like Diamond Head, Punchbowl and Pearl Harbor. Come here and you'll see a Hawaii that has it all.