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This easy-going, family friendly hike offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and on clear days you can even see the island of Molokai in the distance. Between December and May, you may also see humpback whales during their yearly while strolling on this leisurely cliffside trail.
On the Leeward Side or Western side of O‘ahu, there are beautiful beaches and home to many varieties of marine life. The Hawaiian term for dolphin is nai’a, and refers to all the smaller dolphins found in Hawaiian waters, though “kiko” is used for spotted dolphins.
Pupukea is a Marine Life Conservation District teeming with fish, coral and shells. Remember that corals are living animals. Take care when snorkeling and do not step on them as the other marine life live in and depend on the reefs.
Almost every Friday night, Waikiki comes alive with the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Fireworks show. The fireworks show usually begins at 7:45pm or 8pm and lasts about ten minutes depending on the season and daylight hours. Get a seat on the beach or at an oceanside eatery to enjoy sky and ocean lit up in a dazzling array.
Mt. Leahi (Diamond Head) provides beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the island of Oahu at its apex. As a former military outpost, gun batteries, bunkers and a 99-step staircase can be found while traveling up the moderately easy graded hiking trail. The distance is 1.75-miles roundtrip. The 760-foot high summit affords breathtaking panoramas of Honolulu.