Oahu is one of Hawaii’s biggest islands, and perhaps the most metropolitan of all the islands since it is home to the capital city of Honolulu. Countless people make their way to Honolulu International Airport to experience this amazing island. There’s a great deal to see and do in Oahu, and because this island is uniquely cosmopolitan while still maintaining the relaxed island atmosphere, it’s the perfect destination for a beach vacation.
Located in the Waikiki district, the Ala Moana Shopping Center
is a very popular mall. The mall is on the same area as a popular beach and park of the same name, and it’s often crowded with groups and families enjoying the facilities and waterfront activities.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a somber and moving exhibit showing the area of the Pearl Harbor bombing and the ship which now stands at that spot. Tours depart several times a day, and planning ahead is highly recommended as it’s a very popular activity for those visiting Hawaii.
The Polynesian Cultural Center
is a favorite destination for tourists, full of cultural exhibitions and activities that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Polynesia. It even features live shows, providing evenings of fun and education that’s perfect for a family or group of friends. There are many hotels near the Polynesian Cultural Center to make it even easier to enjoy a trip.
There are, of course, several beaches around Oahu, so choosing a beach is a matter of knowing what kind of experience one is after. The surfers and ocean wave enthusiasts will certainly head to North Shore, while those looking for a beach resort will head to popular places such as Waikiki Beach.
The choices abound, and the whole island is definitely worth exploring for all of the unique and exciting attractions so start by exploring the interactive map on this page to find out where everything can be found.