Top 10 Reasons to Visit Oahu
As the main hub of the Hawaiian Islands, its no wonder Oahu is the most visited island. Serving up big city fun in a small island setting, this vibrant island offers the best of both worlds-tropical verdure and a lively night scene. Here are 10 more reasons why you should make a trip to Oahu.
Oahu is known as the “gathering place,” which can be experienced through Hawaii’s people and cuisine.
While some would rather pass the tourist scene of Waikiki, it’s a worthy stop because of its central location to high class shopping, dining and entertainment.
3) Kailua Town
This trendy beach town has a lot to offer with its world famous Kailua and Lanikai beaches, quaint boutiques and breathtaking views.
4) Hanauma Bay
Get up and close with Hawaiian sea life by snorkeling in this gorgeous natural preserve.
5) Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace was once the home of Hawaii’s monarchy. Stepping through the palace’s doors, you’ll get a peek into Hawaii’s royal past you won’t get in history books.
Scale the steep slopes of Diamond Head Crater or take your pick of challenging hiking trails across Oahu.
7) Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
Travel on a boat to pay your respects to soldiers that valiantly fought in World War II on the USS Arizona Memorial, and tour other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and museums.
Sprinkled throughout the island are botanical gardens showcasing tropical plants you won’t see elsewhere.
9) North Shore
Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s culture through various museums such as the Bishop museum and the Hawaiian Mission Houses museum, take a multicultural history lesson in Hawaii’s plantation past at Hawaii’s Plantation Village or experience the sights, sounds and taste of exotic Chinatown.
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