The island of Oahu is sometimes called the Heart of Hawaii. You go for the incredible beaches, the fun, the climate and the food. But as you choose your outdoor and indoor activities, take time to soak up the history.
Celebrate the Culture
The Honolulu Night Market combines fashion, live music, art, shopping and local food, along with presenting local artists, designers, musicians and chefs.
The Pacific Hall at Bishop Museum underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and restoration and should be visited.
The Polynesian Cultural Centre marked its 50th anniversary. Visit to learn about the Polynesian culture. End the evening at the Island Luau with a dinner buffet featuring Samoan and Hawaiian dishes.
Hawaii locals love to eat. And Oahu offers a variety of comfort foods and farm-to-table restaurants in a variety of off-the-beaten-path locations.
Their popular plate lunch will have everything from kalua pork, Korean barbecue, chicken katsu, beef teriyaki or mahimahi.
In Kapahulu, the Rainbow Drive-In, Ono Hawaiian Foods and Zippy’s (Oahu’s 24-hour mainstay) offer local favourite plates.
Get active by parasailing, which will have you soaring up to 1000 feet for a spectacular view of Waikiki and the Honolulu coastline. And don’t forget to feed, kiss and swim with a dolphin.
For more information, visit gohawaii.com/oahu