5 Amazing Things To Do In Oahu

Saturday, March 05th, 2016

If you are looking for things to do in Oahu, you have what will seem like an unlimited choice. This Hawaiian island includes Waikiki Beach and the spectacular North Shore. It has a dormant volcanic crater and more luxury hotels and resorts than you can imagine. Some of the best things to do in Oahu are:


Take a Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Circle Island Day Trip

One of the most infamous days in the history of the United States was December 7, 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Oahu near Honolulu. This tour will take you to the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center where there is a film that will teach you the history of that day. There is also a guided tour around the circle of the island to see the North Shore surfing beaches and the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout. You will also spend time at the Dole Plantation which was once one of the largest pineapple plantations in the world. Click for more information.


Paradise Cove Luau

No trip to Hawaii is complete without going to a traditional Hawaiian luau. One of the best is at Paradise Cove. You will have a choice of three different dining packages and will be welcomed with a Mai Tai upon arrival. You will be served delicious Hawaiian food such as kalua pork, tropical fruit and fresh seafood. All in all, the luau lasts for 5-1/2 hours during which you will be entertained with traditional Hawaiian music, fire twirlers and hula dancers. You will be amazed at the sheer energy of this performance. Best of all, while you are enjoying the show, you will watch the sun sinking over Paradise Cove.

Places mentioned in this article:

USS Arizona Memorial

Turtle Bay Resort

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Oahu Shark Dive

This activity is definitely for those who are looking for adventure in Hawaii. On the North Shore of Oahu, you will be taken out into the Pacific Ocean where you will be able to see sharks from the safety of an underwater shark cage. The crew is experienced and professional and know how to keep you safe. But, if you're a little nervous about getting into the shark cage, or if you're accompanying someone who wants the adventure, you will be able to watch the sharks from the boat. Either way, this is an activity that will be unforgettable. More about Oahu Shark Dives


Sunset Dinner Cruise

This is a romantic, sunset cruise that will take you past Diamond Head as the sun is setting into the ocean. You will watch the luxury homes of Kahala that hug the southeastern shore of the island and then you will enjoy a dinner or rock salt crusted pork with gravy and a live show featuring spectacular dancers. Learn about the Oahu Sunset Dinner Cruise


Big Island Volcanoes Tour From Oahu

If you won't have time to visit Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island while you are in Hawaii, this tour is the perfect chance to fit it in without dealing with additional flight and hotel reservations. This is a full day trip where you will visit Hilo's black sand beaches and Rainbow Falls. There is also time Akatsuka Gardens. The highlight of the trip is the visit to the volcano where you will be able to hike to the crater and look over the rim into the abyss below. All airfare and ground transportation are included. More about the Big Island Volcanoes Tour.