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Ranked #1 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Owner description: Keana Farms is the first and only zipline tour on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Designed to be equal parts entertaining,... more » Owner description: Keana Farms is the first and only zipline tour on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Designed to be equal parts entertaining, educating and motivating, the 3-hour guided tour takes participants soaring over a working agricultural farm nestled in between North Shore's famous beaches and lush mountains. From start to finish you'll have panoramic views of one of the most beautiful places on earth. « less
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Ranked #2 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues

The USS Arizona Memorial is the most recognized icon of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service. Access is gained through the... more »

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Ranked #3 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #4 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Aloha, join us as we celebrate our 20th year anniversary providing you with a top quality guest experience on Oahu's scenic... more » Owner description: Aloha, join us as we celebrate our 20th year anniversary providing you with a top quality guest experience on Oahu's scenic north shore of Hawaii. Nestled on the hilltop above picturesque Waimea bay, our well trained horses and professional guides escort you through our hidden island paradise. Explore nature's rustic charm as you ride along trails that weave through sun-filtered forests, fern laced valleys and organic tropical fruit orchards. Enjoy a "taste of Hawaii" as you sample our seasonal ranch grown varieties of bananas, guava, star and passion fruit. Capture panoramic ocean and mountain views at scenic vistas along your trail ride. Come, share in our spirit of aloha and the pleasure of horseback riding with Happy Trails Hawaii. « less
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Ranked #5 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Monuments/ Statues; Ships; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.... more » Owner description: The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the rest of the year). General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $25 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kama'aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available.The Battleship Missouri Memorial, located a mere ship's length from the USS Arizona Memorial, completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the "day of infamy" and the sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan's unconditional surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.Following an astounding career that spans five decades and three wars, from World War II to the Korean conflict to the Liberation of Kuwait, the "Mighty Mo" was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which operates the battleship as a historic attraction and memorial. The Association oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants and the generosity of donors. « less
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Ranked #6 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Performances
Owner description: Chief's Luau is TripAdvisor's #1 ranked paid attraction on the island of Oahu. It is the ultimate authentic, interactive and... more » Owner description: Chief's Luau is TripAdvisor's #1 ranked paid attraction on the island of Oahu. It is the ultimate authentic, interactive and romantic experience that culminates with a spectacular 10-minute, 8-man fire knife dance. You will feel you were invited to the Chief's backyard. Experience up-close and personal activities with Chief's entire cast, 'imu ceremony and a sumptuous dinner buffet. Stunning ocean-mountain vista, the smallest and most intimate of all luaus on Oahu, located only 25 minutes from Waikiki. Produced by Chief Sielu Avea. « less
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Koko Crater Trail (Honolulu)
Ranked #7 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Hiking Trails

Koko Crater is in east Oahu in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood.  The hike starts at Koko Head District Park at the end of Anapalau St.  Park near the tennis courts and follow the... more »

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Ranked #8 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Parks
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Ranked #9 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches

Kailua Beach, on the island of Oahu,  is actually descriptive of two distincly different beaches separated by a small and very scenic point. To the west is Kailua beach proper, an... more »

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Shangri La (Honolulu)
Ranked #10 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Art Museums
Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Ranked #11 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is... more » Owner description: The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is truly the “Cemetery of Heroes.” Punchbowl was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary volcanic activity. A crater resulted from the ejection of hot lava through cracks in the old coral reefs that, at the time, extended to the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range. Of special note is a monument honoring Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Also noteworthy are the Courts of the Missing, white stone tablets bearing the names of those missing in action from World War II. « less
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Ranked #12 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Hiking Trails; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Further along Kalanianaole Highway is the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking trail. This easy route with its moderate incline to the... more » Owner description: Further along Kalanianaole Highway is the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking trail. This easy route with its moderate incline to the 647-ft. summit is a popular spot during whale season between December and April. This is a definite photo opportunity even when humpbacks aren’t spouting offshore. If you’re really ambitious, tackle a pre-sunrise hike to the top so you can grab a glorious photo of the sunrise. « less
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Ranked #13 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Museums; Military Museums
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Diamond Head (Honolulu)
As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #14 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Volcanos; Hiking Trails; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Geologic Formations; Parks; Trails; Beaches

A major tourist attraction on Oahu, the 350-acre Diamond Head crater can be seen even from the flight into Honolulu airport.   Its vantage point offers some incredible panoramas... more »

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Ko Olina Lagoons (Kapolei)
As featured in Daytrips from Honolulu
Ranked #15 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Beyond Pearl City is Oahu’s Leeward Coast, home to spectacular beaches like Makaha and Yokohama. But the biggest magnet is Ko... more » Owner description: Beyond Pearl City is Oahu’s Leeward Coast, home to spectacular beaches like Makaha and Yokohama. But the biggest magnet is Ko Olina Resort with its glorious coves for swimming and sunning. Ko Olina’s newest addition is Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa that sidesteps typical Disney fantasy and focuses on celebrating the reality of Hawaiian culture, history and traditions. With the help of Mickey, Minnie and the gang decked out in aloha attire, the resort has a fun vibe that never lets you lose sight that it’s all about the Hawaiian Islands. At Ko Olina, you’ll also find two of Oahu’s most popular luaus at Germaine’s and Paradise Cove, plus a selection of ocean excursions departing the resort’s marina. « less
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Ranked #16 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches

Waimanalo Beach is a large, typically residential beach, so it is rarely busy during the day.  The sand is soft and the waves can be calm or great for bodysurfing.  Definitely... more »

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Ranked #17 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: While you could certainly hike along these trails, there’s something special about exploring this exquisite oceanfront... more » Owner description: While you could certainly hike along these trails, there’s something special about exploring this exquisite oceanfront setting high in the saddle. Experience the majestic natural beauty of Oahu’s North Shore while horseback riding at Turtle Bay Resort. A picturesque trek along trails tucked within this 880-acre resort is a great way to enjoy the area’s spectacular beaches, tropical forests and sandy coastline. Group trail rides, evening rides, sunset jaunts and private outings are available. « less
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Ranked #18 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Owner description: Te Moana Nui is the newest Polynesian Dinner Show in waikiki. A theatrically produced cultural Luau show that will take you... more » Owner description: Te Moana Nui is the newest Polynesian Dinner Show in waikiki. A theatrically produced cultural Luau show that will take you on an unforgetable journey of the Pacific. Located in the Pacific Beach Hotel (Grand Ball Room) it is literally steps away from all the action in Waikiki. Eliminate the long bus ride and enjoy a highend, high energy production creating an experience you will share for years to come! « less
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Lanikai Beach (Kailua)
Ranked #19 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #20 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that... more » Owner description: One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art. Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. Other location: Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House « less
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Bishop Museum (Honolulu)
As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #21 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: History Museums; Museums; Specialty Museums; Gardens

            Bishop Museum is the premier place to experience the history, arts and culture of the Hawaiian people. The Museum is recognized throughout the world for its scientific... more »

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Byodo-In Temple (Kaneohe)
Ranked #22 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #23 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #24 of 322 attractions in Oahu
The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.
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Ranked #25 of 322 attractions in Oahu
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Ranked #26 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Geologic Formations
Owner description: At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park with its secluded sandy coves and huge... more » Owner description: At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park with its secluded sandy coves and huge wide-open spaces. The hiking trail follows a deeply rutted unpaved Jeep road with dozens of small seaward paths branching off to the ocean’s edge. If you opt to hike the full round-trip trek from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay on the Leeward Coast, you’ll need roughly three hours, ample stamina, plenty of water, sunscreen, snacks, body cover and your camera. « less
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Iolani Palace (Honolulu)
As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #27 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; History Museums

The Iolani Palace is one of the most impressive structures in Honolulu and holds much of the state's history in its walls.  The Palace was the official residence of King Kalakaua... more »

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Ranked #28 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
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Ranked #29 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Parks

The snorkeling is spectacular: live coral, many brilliant tropical fish and sea turtles to be experienced up close.  This venue is perfect for amateur and experienced snorkelers... more »

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Ranked #30 of 322 attractions in Oahu
Category: Scenic Drives
Nine-mile loop offering spectacular views of Honolulu and Waikiki.
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