11 Things To Do On Oahu Hawaii

By Mark Wiens 3 Comments

2 April 2009

1.  Hike to the Makapu’u Lighthouse

Its not a difficult hike, but the views are stunning, and there is a possibility of seeing humpback whales.

2.  Kailua Beach

Great beach to relax on, swim, and have a picnic.

3.  North Shore

World class surfing, great places to swim, and some good snorkeling, all found on the North Shore.

4.  Climb Koko Head Crater

Great exercise and great views of the island (check out Koko Head Crater Hike).

5.  Shave Ice

Whether it be Waiola or Matsumoto, one must indulge in shave ice.

6.  Eat Plate Lunches

Popular take away plastic containers of local style food, usually consisting of a meat such as bbq beef or chicken katsu, with 1 scoop of macaroni salad and 2 scoops of rice.

7.  Pali Lookout

Drive the Pali highway to the lookout and enjoy the cool blowing breeze and excellent views.

8.  Sandy Beach

Get torn up by the choppy water and waves breaking into the sand.  Great place to body board or body surf.

9.  Drive around the Island

It only takes a couple hours, yet it can be spread out to take a whole day with various stops along the way.

10.  Waikiki

Tourism central can be a great place to shop, eat, and just look at the gobs of random tourists. It’s also a great place to stay as some of the island’s most popular resorts are located here.

11.  Ala Moana Center

A huge open air mall that has hundreds of stores and one of the more extraordinary food courts I’ve ever seen, Makai Market.  It can take hours just to decide what to order.

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