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Ranked #1 of 123 Outdoors 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 #2 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Parks
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Ranked #3 of 123 Outdoors 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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Ranked #4 of 123 Outdoors 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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Diamond Head (Honolulu)
As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #5 of 123 Outdoors 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)
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Ranked #6 of 123 Outdoors 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 #7 of 123 Outdoors 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 #8 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches
A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
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Lanikai Beach (Kailua)
Ranked #9 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #10 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #11 of 123 Outdoors 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 #12 of 123 Outdoors 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 #13 of 123 Outdoors 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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Ranked #14 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Parks; Beaches
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Makapu'u Beach (Waimanalo)
Ranked #15 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Parks
Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
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Lyon Arboretum (Honolulu)
Ranked #16 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Gardens; Educational Sites
Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.
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Ranked #17 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Reefs
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Ranked #18 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Scenic Drives; Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A beautiful, scenic spot overlooking Makapuu Peninsula.
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Ranked #19 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
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Ranked #20 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #21 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Geologic Formations
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Ranked #22 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches

Shark's Cove is known for great snorkeling. Compared to Hanauma Bay, it has smaller crowds of people and no admission fee. Shark's Cove has the most beautiful array of fish. The... more »

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Ranked #23 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Magic Island (Honolulu)
Ranked #24 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Parks; Islands
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Ranked #25 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Laniakea Beach (Haleiwa)
Ranked #26 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Mokuleia Beach (Waialua)
Ranked #27 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Manoa Fall (Honolulu)
Ranked #28 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Waterfalls; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #29 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Parks
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Kaimana Beach (Honolulu)
Ranked #30 of 123 Outdoors in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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