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Steps from our doors, Waikiki Beach is a must see for any visitor. The birthplace of modern surfing culture, this world famous stretch of beach offers countless photo ops and the perfect place to try surfing or canoeing, or to do nothing at all!
Want to get up close to the fishes, but don’t want to get wet? Then the Waikiki Aquarium is the perfect attraction for you. With thousands of marine specimens on display, including Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and Monk Seals, you are sure to be amazed.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
With 110 stores and 30 dining options, you’ll find it all in this modern shopping mall located just across the street from us. From casual to couture and food court to fine dining, there’s something for everyone at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
International Market Place
Undergoing a spectacular transformation in 2016, the International Market Place is at the center of the re-energized vibe in Waikiki. Featuring 84 stores and restaurants and a welcoming, open air design, there’s so much here for visitors to discover.
Kakaako / Ala Moana
Ala Moana Shopping Center
Don your comfy shoes and explore the famous Ala Moana Shopping Center, the largest open air mall in the US. With over 2.4M sq ft of retail space, featuring more than 350 shops, including over 160 dining options, this is truly a shopper’s paradise!
Ala Moana Beach Park
A favorite with locals, Ala Moana Beach Park isn’t as famous as Waikiki, but is no less sundrenched or picturesque. An outer reef provides calm waters, and a manmade peninsula called Magic Island forms a protected lagoon perfect for keiki (children).
SALT At Our Kakaako
Find the less travelled path, check out the hip and cool SALT at Our Kaka‘ako; a city block of restaurants and one-of-a-kind events run by passionate entrepreneurs. SALT is a unique gathering place with great food and shopping.
Honolulu Museum of Art
The Honolulu Museum of Art, located just off the beaten path, is the perfect attraction for the visitor looking for a little art, history and culture on their vacation. HoMA often has unique and rare collections on display throughout the year.
The only royal residence on US soil, ‘Iolani Palace is one of the most unique places in the world. Guests take a guided tour through the palace, taking a closer look at the precious items in the Throne Room, Dining Room and King Kalakaua’s Library.
Known as the home of the Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor is a site packed with historical significance and national reverence. Pay your respects at the Arizona Memorial or visit the Pacific Aviation Museum; history is nearly close enough to touch.
Bishop Museum Collection
Founded in 1889 in honor of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family, the Bishop Museum is Hawaii’s largest historical museum and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific.
Tantalus Lookout Puu ualakaa State Park
Overlooking downtown Honolulu, Puʻu ʻUalakaʻa provides a panoramic view of southern Oahu from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor. Beautiful landscapes and seascapes by day and stunning city lights at night; Tantalus/Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a is a must see!
Diamond Head / Makapuu
There is perhaps no place in Hawai’i more recognizable than the Diamond Head Crater (Leahi) on Oahu’s south shore. The natural beauty of Leahi stands as a testament to Hawai’i’s volcanic origins, and offers stunning views of Waikiki from its summit.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Formed in a volcanic crater, Hanauma Bay is a snorkeler’s paradise. With a focus on conservation and education, access to this spectacular natural resource is limited to 720 visitors/day and 120/hour. Plan ahead and get there early!
Koko Crater Railway Trailhead
During WWII, the military built a rail system to get supplies to pillbox bunkers atop Koko Crater. Today the tracks running up the steep trail are used by hikers to reach the top. Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views of Oahu.
Makapuu Point Lighthouse
The Makapu’u Lighthouse sits atop a sea cliff overlooking Oahu’s eastern shoreline. A moderately easy hike to the site pays off with breathtaking views of the ocean and a pair of islets know as Rabbit Island (the larger of the 2) and Turtle Island.
Perhaps the most famous surf spot in the world, the Banzai Pipeline is named for the long tubes formed by breaking waves. Expect to see massive swells on the North Shore between October and March, and of course the daring individuals who ride them!
Haleiwa Town came up around the sugar plantation industry in the early 1900’s. The hub of North Shore surf culture, Haleiwa Town stands in stark contrast to the modern city life of Honolulu, just an hour’s drive away. Same island, different vibe.
Originally operated as a fruit stand in 1950, Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience” in 1989. Today, Dole Plantation is one of Oahu’s most popular attractions and welcomes more than a million visitors a year.
A sprawling 4k acre nature retreat offering ATVs, a zip-line, a “secret” beach & tours of film and TV locations like Jurassic Park and Lost, Kualoa Ranch has so much to offer. Natural beauty meets pop culture iconography meets outdoor adventure.
Polynesian Cultural Center
Explore the rich heritage of the Pacific and wander through 42 acres of tropical splendor. Experience traditional hands-on activities and dine like royalty at an authentic Polynesian luau, capped with the most spectacular evening show in the islands!
Once you’re there, it’s easy to see why it is consistently ranked at the top of many annual best beaches lists. Gentle surf all year, fine white sands and crystal clear waters make Lanikai in Kailua is an ideal destination for any aspiring beach bum.
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Of great historical significance in Hawai’i, the Pali Lookout is the site of a great battle which resulted in the unification of Oahu under Kamehameha I. The stone terrace of the lookout provides scenic views of eastern Oahu and its shorelines.