Winter EventsOctober: First Friday Street Festival in HonoluluOctober 5: Ka Lwi Coast Run and WalNovember 29: Holiday Craft Fair at Hawaiian Mission HousesDecember 14: Honolulu Marathon January 1: Hatsumode FestivalMarch 1: Sake Appreciation Festival
Visit the 5 Pearl Harbor Historic Sites to view where World War II both began and ended. Head to the famous Waikiki, once a playing ground for royalty and now a popular gathering place for tourists from all over.If you are big into surfing, visit Waimea Bay, a legendary Oahu surf spot.Attend any one of Oahu's great luaus like the Polynesian Cultural Center's Ali'i Luau or the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort's luau.Visit the Bishop Museum, recognized as the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Hike to Makapu'u Point, a 2.5 mile roundtrip hike to the most eastern point of the island.Go to Sea Like Park Hawaii, a marine mammal park, bird sanctuary, and aquarium.Experience the Byodo-In Temple, a non-denominational Buddhist temple located at the Valley of the Temples.
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About Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu is Hawaii’s most populated island, with wonderful city nightlife and an excellent culinary scene in the state capitol, Honolulu. However, this bustling atmosphere does not mean you can’t find your own pocket of tranquility on the island. I love Oahu’s sunny leeward side beaches for snorkeling or sailing, but those seeking lush tropical escapes can find peaceful paradise on the less populated (and high rise-free) windward side.
Those wanting to experience resort living, golf, and plenty of amenities will want to base an Oahu stay on the ‘city side’ along the coast adjacent to Honolulu. This is where you’ll find the top island resorts, condos, and most vacation communities. Party-goers will want to plant themselves right along the beach at Waikiki, but quieter areas are closer than most people think. A 20 minute drive from the Honolulu airport plants visitors in peaceful oceanfront resorts. As a plus, Honolulu is a short cab ride away for a night out.
Oahu’s North Shore and Windward side (northeast and northwest) feature much less development; here is where you’ll find smaller vacation homes and less crowded beaches. The windward town of Kailua offers shops, eateries, and plenty of beach equipment rentals. Seven miles of world-class surfing beaches stretch along the North Shore, offering plenty of entertainment for surfers as well as spectators.
Central Oahu is home to the famous Dole Plantation and the Hawaii Plantation Village, where Hawaii’s past comes alive. To the south, Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor offers a more sobering reminder of history.
Highlighted Properties in Oahu
Villas and Vacation Homes:
A quiet villa or vacation home on Oahu is the perfect way to get a truly Hawaiian experience.
Choose from hundreds of Oahu condos with ocean views only steps away from the beach.
Hotels on Oahu offer an island escape with luxury and relaxation like nowhere else on earth.