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Honolulu Guide

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Best of Honolulu

3 days in Honolulu
3 days in Honolulu

When you see all the activities, attractions and recreation options laid out for Honolulu visitors, it can be quite daunting. This tour of what's tops in Honolulu is a great mix of ocean action, natural attractions and historic sites.

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Family-friendly Honolulu

Honolulu for young kids
Honolulu for young kids

Oahu has a slew of activities and attractions that will keep young kids entertained -- most of which are just as enjoyable for adults. From the aquatic wonders at the Waikiki Aquarium to learning to surf in waters off beaches known around the globe, it's all about fun in the sun and learning about the unique aspects of this tropical escape.

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Honolulu on a budget

Honolulu for free
Honolulu for free

As if remarkably gorgeous weather and glorious sunsets aren't enough, Honolulu brims with freebies that appeal to visitors of all ages. You can count on most larger hotels and shopping areas and some museums to have complimentary cultural programs that cover such things as hula dancing, lei making, weaving and ukulele playing.

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Insiders' Honolulu

Honolulu off the beaten path
Honolulu off the beaten path

For those who think that Honolulu is strictly about Waikiki Beach, the best advice is to "get out of town!" This multi-faceted island is packed with surprises, from horseback riding along North Shore trails to swimming with sharks.

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Getaways from Honolulu

Daytrips from Honolulu
Daytrips from Honolulu

Sure there's plenty to keep you busy in Waikiki and Honolulu. But day trips to the North Shore, Windward Coast, Pearl harbour, Kailua and the Leeward Coast offer a complete view of the island of Oahu that many visitors miss.

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Oahu's Diamond Head Summit Trail
Oahu's Diamond Head Summit Trail

The Diamond Head Summit trail hike is likely the most popular hike in Oahu, and for good reason. While fairly steep, this moderate 1.5-mile round-trip hike starts from the middle of the Diamond Head...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Oahu's Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail
Oahu's Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

This hike in the Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline offers great views of the eastern shore as well as views all the way to Moloka'i and Lana'i on a clear day.

If you are here between November and May...

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Scenic Hikes in Oahu, Hawaii
Scenic Hikes in Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu has many great hikes to offer, and these are some of the best on the island. This guide bundle contains the Diamond Head crater hike, with panoramic views near Waikiki, The Makapu'u Lighthouse...

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Oahu's East Shore
Oahu's East Shore

If the driving tour of Oahu's North Shore whetted your appetite for more, then head out to explore the beauty of Oahu's East/Windward Shore.

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Hawaii - Around Oahu
Hawaii - Around Oahu

Feel the urge to explore the beauty of Hawaii beyond Honolulu and Waikiki beach? Always wanted to visit the much famed North and East Shores of Oahu? Resist not more! This guide leads you around...

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Koko Head Crater Trail
Koko Head Crater Trail

Koko Head Trail is one of those trails where you ask yourself, "Why am I doing this again?" I am not sure of the numbers of steps it takes to get up to the top but it's a lot. For the most part, the...

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Kuli`ou`ou Ridge Trail
Kuli`ou`ou Ridge Trail

The Kuli`ou`ou Ridge Trail is a 2.25 mile trail that rises almost 1800 feet, before peaking on the spine of the Ko`olau Ridge.  It’s a great hike and a tough run, for it is steep, but it is very...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Best of Waikiki
Best of Waikiki

This resort-filled Honolulu neighborhood—on a 2.5-mile-long beach—is the center of much of Oahu’s dining, shopping, and nightlife, as well as a surfing mecca.

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Wa'ahila Ridge Trail
Wa'ahila Ridge Trail

To get to this hike drive to the top of St.Louis Heights and park in the Wa'ahila state park at the top. Park hours are 7am-745pm. The hike starts off pretty simple on a wide path the just keeps going...

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Perfect Day

1/2 Day Sightseeing On Oahu (SanDiego, 5 Sep 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 7 Votes
Oahu Circle Island Tour (Discover_Hawaii, 20 Apr 2009)
3.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Cities with the best climate (warrenwebb, 1 May 2006)
2.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Honolulu like a local. (wovermyer, 4 Jun 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 27 Votes
Party With the King (yga, 19 Jun 2006)
3.0 of 5 stars 1 Vote

Best Of

Beyond the Guide Books on Oahu (Kauai_No_Ka_Oi, 27 Aug 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 13 Votes
Discovering Honolulu / Waikiki / Oahu (BabyJava, 19 Sep 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 19 Votes
Hawai'i (Anna_Daniela_27, 14 Jan 2013)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote

Recent Trip

Oahu Vacation (Crystaldawn3, 11 Jan 2013)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Oahu in 6 days (TravelingRN, 10 Apr 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
Oahu in 4.25 Days (oliveme, 19 Jun 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes