Home to the majority of Hawaii’s population and a wealth of activities and attractions, Oahu is separated into 5 distinct regions: Honolulu, the Windward Coast, Central Oahu, the Leeward Coast and the North Shore. World famous Waikiki is located on the south shore of Honolulu.
- Kailua Beach Park, Oahu Kailua Beach Park overlooks Kaneohe Bay and the Mokulua Islands and is a great spot for kayaking, windsurfing and other water sports.
- Valley of the Temples, Oahu Valley of the Temples Memorial Park houses Byodo-in, a replica of a Japanese Buddhist Temple.
- Makapuu Point Lighthouse, Oahu Hike to this scenic point on Oahu’s easternmost tip for incredible views and whale watching during the winter.
- Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Oahu Nuuanu Pali Lookout is one of Oahu’s most popular scenic spots with panoramic views of Windward Oahu and the Koolau mountain range.
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- Aloha Tower, Oahu Aloha Tower is a historic Honolulu landmark and home to an outdoor shopping and dining marketplace.
- Kapahulu, Oahu Kapahulu is a small neighbourhood right next to Waikiki where you can find unique shops and some of Honolulu’s best local food.
- Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu This Marine Life Conservation District is one of Oahu’s most popular snorkelling destinations.
- Leahi (Diamond Head), Oahu Hike to the top of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument for panoramic views of Waikiki and Honolulu.
- King Kamehameha Statue, Oahu The most famous Kamehameha Statue stands in front of Aliiolani Hale in Downtown Honolulu.
- Waikiki, Oahu Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world.
- Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, Oahu Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are Oahu’s historic centres for government, business and the arts.
- Duke Kahanamoku Statue, Oahu This iconic statue of “The father of modern surfing” welcomes visitors to Waikiki with open arms.
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Oahu One of the nation’s prominent national cemeteries, the National Memorial of the Pacific honours the sacrifices of America’s Armed Forces.
- Honolulu Museum of Art and Shangri La, Oahu The Honolulu Academy of Arts is Hawaii’s largest fine-arts museum. Shangri La is one of Hawaii’s most architecturally significant homes.
- Bishop Museum, Oahu Bishop Museum houses the largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts in the state and is a popular destination for the whole family.
- Iolani Palace, Oahu The only official state residence of royalty in the US, Iolani Palace’s grounds and galleries are now open to the public as a museum.
- Queen Emma Summer Palace The summer retreat of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV.
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Driving Times From Waikiki To:
1: Honolulu International Airport (HNL): 30 minutes
2: Downtown Honolulu : 15 minutes
3: Nuuanu Pali Lookout: 30 minutes
4: Pearl Harbor: 30 minutes
5: Hanauma Bay: 30 minutes
6: Haleiwa Town: 1 hour
7: Waimea Bay: 1 hour, 15 minutes
8: Kualoa Ranch: 50 minutes
9: Polynesian Cultural Center: 1 hour, 15 minutes
10: Turtle Bay Resort: 1 hour, 15 minutes
11: Ko Olina Resort : 45 minutes