7 Exciting Things to do on Oahu That You'll Never Forget ...


Whether it’s the only island you’ll visit or one of several you’ll stop off at during your trip, there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things to do on Oahu, from strolling along the sands of iconic Waikiki to taking in dinner and a show at the famous Polynesian Cultural Center.

Have a trip to Hawaii on the horizon?

Here’s a quick look at just seven of the many amazing things to do on Oahu.

1. Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center

Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center

No list of great things to do on Oahu would be complete without a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center, which offers the perfect chance to learn about the unique island cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Marquesas and Aotearoa.3

Make a reservation to enjoy dinner and a luau, and also consider signing up for the Circle Island Tour, which takes you on a journey to several key sights around Oahu, including Hanauma Bay, the Dole Plantation and Diamond Head.

2. Explore the North Shore

Explore the North Shore

Planning your trip sometime during November through February?

Head to the North Shore to explore the area’s more than seven miles of gorgeous beaches while also watching professional surfers take on monstrous waves.

Not traveling during the peak time?

There is still plenty of surfing and fun in the sun taking place here all year long, so don’t miss your chance to join in the excitement!2


The North Shore is also home to a number of popular shrimp trucks.

3. Stroll along Waikiki

Stroll along Waikiki

Located in Honolulu, the famous Waikiki offers plenty of great hotels, resorts, restaurants and shops.

Want to try your hand at surfing?

Visit the aquarium?

Check out the zoo?

Explore the Waikiki Historical Trail?

Pick out a seaside bar and watch the sunset while sipping a Mai Tai?2

Head to Waikiki to experience all of these things and more!

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