Beautiful Oahu is part of the Hawaiian Island chain and home to the Hawaiian state capitol, Honolulu. There are a number of outdoor activities and culture to explore across the island with the whole family. Located on the island’s south shore is Honolulu. Waikiki Beach and the surrounding area is the center of dining, nightlife and shopping. The area is known for the high-end designer boutiques. Nearby, take a hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater for magnificent views of the island.
Take the kids surfing or snorkeling at Waikiki Beach while you relax on the shore. This is the spot to go for soft, warm sand and gorgeous, blue green water you can swim in comfortably. Another great beach to explore is Kailu Beach Park, a great spot if you’re looking to kite surf or windsurf. With gentle waves and plenty of picnic benches, this spot appeals to both families and adventurers looking to get in the water.
For those adventurous types, some other great places to explore on the island of Oahu include the Koko Crater Trail, the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail, and Manoa Falls. Spend a day trekking to these spots or take a helicopter tour of the island to see these amazing natural wonders from the air. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking to explore some of the history of the island, take a trip to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial. And for some local culture, the Honolulu Museum of Art is a can’t miss.