Oahu Guidebook

Discover how much there is to see and do on Oahu. Explore this informative guidebook to learn about the island’s top sights and attractions, and the defining qualities that make Oahu so unique. Browse the features below or search the guidebook topics alphabetically.

Top Sights & Attractions

This Marine Life Conservation District is one of Oahu’s most popular snorkeling destinations.
The only official state residence of royalty in the U.S., Iolani Palace’s grounds and galleries are now open to the public as a museum.
There are two King Kamehameha Statues on Hawaii’s Big Island, one in Hilo and the original in Kapaau, near his birthplace in North Kohala.
Hike to the top of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument for panoramic views of Waikiki and Honolulu.
The fabled North Shore is legendary for its perfect winter waves and professional surf competitions.
Nuuanu Pali Lookout is one of Oahu’s most popular scenic spots with panoramic views of Windward Oahu and the Koolau mountain range.
Five Pearl Harbor Historic Sites honor this National Historic Landmark where World War II both began and ended.
Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world.
Whether for a weekend or for an extended vacation, find an Oahu itinerary of must see and must do attractions and activities to fit your schedule.
Oahu Itineraries
Home to Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, the North Shore and a wealth of other activities, your dream vacation is yours to create on Oahu.
Travel beyond Waikiki to off-the-beaten-path areas that give you a different point of view of Oahu.