Things to Do in Oahu Hawaii

There really isn’t a bad time to visit Hawaii. The islands generally have a tropical climate all year long. If you are ready to have some fun, you should visit Oahu, Hawaii. There are a variety of activities for the whole family to participate in.

Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri

If you are interested in learning about Pearl Harbor or just want to see a little bit of history, take a tour at the Arizona Memorial and on the USS Missouri. The USS Missouri, also known as “Mighty Mo”, was the most used ship in American history. Individuals that tour this massive ship can take a look at missile turrets as well as the living quarters and walk the deck. In honor of Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial was dedicated in 1962. Guests have the opportunity to view both the memorial and different museums that pay tribute to those that lost their lives during the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Paradise Cove Luau

Everyone should experience a luau when they are in Hawaii. At Paradise Cove Luau, guests can participate in a luau as well as traditional Hawaiian songs and foods. There are also games and arts and crafts activities for the kids. Luau’s take place during sunset on one of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. Guests can also take part in island chants and will get to watch the suspense filled Samoan fire knife dance.

Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center is the top paid attraction in Hawaii. Guests can go on a Circle Island Tour, partake in a feast that is surely fit for a king or queen and learn about some of the rich history of Hawaii. There are also a variety of activities for the whole family including a canoe race, lessons on fire making and even a spear throwing contest. If you do visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, make sure you don’t plan any other activities for the day because there’s so much to do that you may just find yourself there for several hours.

Oahu’s North Shore

If beaches are you thing, then be sure to check out Oahu’s North Shore. The area consists of over 7 miles of beautiful beaches. Activities include water activities such as surfing and swimming. There are also numerous stores to shop at and many restaurants that feature the local cuisine. The exquisite Turtle Bay Resort has outstanding accommodations for guests that want to spend a night or two on Oahu’s North Shore.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head is the most recognized landmark in Hawaii. It features over 475 acres of land and rich history. Guests can take a hike or get a look at the ocean like they’ve never seen it before. There are also bunkers and a lighthouse that was built in 1971. During the winter months guests at Diamond Head may be able to see a humpback whale swimming by.

If you are visiting Oahu, Hawaii then the above destinations are a must see on your trip. Between the outdoor activities, the rich history and different sites to see this destination will allow you to leave all your worries and cares behind and truly experience Hawaii.

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