Overview Oahu

Visiting Oahu

Somewhere under Oahu’s famous rainbows lies the Hawaii of your dreams. For culture buffs, the island is home to Honolulu, Waikiki, and the Pearl Harbor memorial; for nature lovers, outdoor havens thrive between smoldering volcanoes and turquoise waters. Don’t miss the North Shore’s spectacular surfing—or surfing spectacular, if you prefer to watch the show from a spot on the sand.... Read More Somewhere under Oahu’s famous rainbows lies the Hawaii of your dreams. For culture buffs, the island is home to Honolulu, Waikiki, and the Pearl Harbor memorial; for nature lovers, outdoor havens thrive between smoldering volcanoes and turquoise waters. Don’t miss the North Shore’s spectacular surfing—or surfing spectacular, if you prefer to watch the show from a spot on the sand.    Close

Stories and Tips Oahu

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Worthy Repeats on Oahu-III

Written by two cruisers on 31 Aug, 2013

This was my third trip to the Iolani Palace. Same old, same old? No! Each visit I have found that the preservationists have found more objects, restored more places and things to look like the era the Hawaiian Royalty lived here. King David Kalakaua built…Read More


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Worthy Reapeats on Oahu-II

Written by two cruisers on 31 Aug, 2013

The Honolulu Museum of Art, formerly the Honolulu Academy of Art, is a wonderful art gallery is located at 900 S, Beretania Street. Parking can sometimes be found on the streets surrounding and in a small parking lot. We got lucky and found a metered…Read More


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Worthy Repeats on Oahu-I

Written by two cruisers on 31 Aug, 2013

There are five places we visited that were all new to Marilyn but repeat visits for Bill and MS. They are not on the usual list of tourist spots. I found them by reading magazines and searching the web. I hope this tip will help…Read More


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Comparative Shopping at Oahu Malls

Written by two cruisers on 30 Aug, 2013

For years I have been advising friends headed to Oahu to by pass the Ala Moana Shopping Center in favor of the Aloha Tower Marketplace. My theory was based in part because the Marketplace has a terrific view of the harbor and for a…Read More


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Another Fine Mix

Written by two cruisers on 30 Aug, 2013

On one day we did a combination of old and new experiences. (They were all new to Marilyn.) To start we arrived at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum just as they were opening, at 9:00 am. There is a lot to offer here and I…Read More


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A Sunday Walk along Kapiolani Park

Written by two cruisers on 30 Aug, 2013

One of the joys of staying at Diamondhead side of Waikiki is Kapiolani Park. We planned a day of appreciation of what it offered there. We started out with a walk on the sea-walk along Queens Beach. It was a little early for sunbathers,…Read More


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Circle Island Tour

Written by two cruisers on 30 Aug, 2013

The drive is worth the time even if you don’t stop anywhere. Oahu’s scenery changes along the route from lush suburban neighborhoods to the stark barren slopes of Koko Head; from the cactus growing roadsides to mist shrouded Pali; from beautifully calm Kaneohe Bay to…Read More


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What to do on your first day.

Written by two cruisers on 30 Aug, 2013

If you have never been to Oahu, that first day is almost overwhelming. I advise that you don’t pre-book any tours or entertainments for that day. Usually we arrive by air to Honolulu in time for lunch. After picking up our rental car we opted…Read More


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Oahu Day Trip East

Written by Eric from Aiea on 09 Nov, 2010

It is a funny thing how so many people go to Oahu and really do not get much further than the canal that surrounds Waikiki other than going to Aloha Tower and Ala Moana Mall. Waikiki is full of things to do, and many just…Read More


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Tips for Halloween in Honolulu

Written by Eric from Aiea on 05 Nov, 2010

My first Halloween in Oahu came about when I flew up to Honolulu from Pago Pago for a meeting that happened to coincide with Halloween. Having just left ST Louis before moving to American Samoa, I had no clue about how Halloween was done out…Read More


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