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Top 10 Things to do on Ohau

 
You don't go for the long flight, you don't go to sit in your hotel room to watch the same boring TV shows you have back home. You visit Hawaii to "experience" Hawaii.

You want to play on the beautiful beaches and watch the stunning sunsets on a romantic dinner cruise. Experience extravagant luaus and breath-taking helicopter tours. Swim with wild dolphins and dive into adrenaline fueled shark cages!

It is our pleasure to provide you with the Hawaii you want. The following list is some of the best stuff to do on Oahu in Hawaii!

1. Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, was a day that dramatically changed the course of history. Go visit the site of the devastating attack. Tours include a ferry ride out to the solemn USS Arizona Memorial, which is located on top of the sunken ship. You will then visit the museum aboard the battleship USS Missouri, which was decommissioned after receiving a total of eleven battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf. There is also a film of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack at the visitor's center that you can watch to get a sense of the historical and political context in which the attack took place. This is definitely an experience to remember.

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Pearl Harbor

Hanauma Bay

2. Hanauma Bay

Two of the best things about Hawaii are the spectacular oceans and the amazing wildlife. At Hanauma Bay, you get both. It is world-famous for its stunning crystal clear water and the beautiful reefs teeming with colorful fish and other exciting creatures. Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay is an unforgettable experience for the whole family to enjoy. Not only can you snorkel and swim, but also simply relax on the sand and take in the sun. It really does not get much better than that. Just make sure you don't plan on going on a Tuesday, as Hanauma Bay is a state park and will be closed.

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3. North Shore of Oahu

Most visitors to Oahu stay in the city near Honolulu, but the North Shore of Oahu is truly a hidden treasure. The view out in the North Shore is simply stunning, with the lush mountains to one side of you and the ocean to the other. The beaches on the North Shore are world famous for their beauty as well as their perfect waves. Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay host numerous surfing competitions in the winter months, drawing competitors and crowds from around the world. Aside from that excitement, the multiple historic towns along the North Shore, such as Haleiwa and Laie, have what Hawaii is all about: a laid-back, country atmosphere. It is definitely worth the drive to see the other side of Oahu.

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The North Shore

4. Waikiki

Waikiki is what you see when you envision Hawaii. It has been the icon of a Hawaiian vacation for decades. There are hundreds of hotels, a plethora of shops, restaurants, historical sights, trolley rides, night shows, luaus and more. This busy and exciting city is set against the beautiful backdrop of the famous Diamond Head crater and Waikiki Beach, where you can surf, go parasailing, snorkel, and lounge around on the sand or just "people watch." Whatever you want do to, you can find it in Waikiki!


5. Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace is the only palace in the United States. It was the official residence of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, who were the last in a long line of Hawaiian Royalty. It was also the prison of Queen Liliuokalani as she was put under house arrest when the Hawaiian Monarchy was overthrown. Seeing the palace artifacts, furnishings, crown jewels, and treasures as well as the majestic grand halls and thrown room is a once in a lifetime experience.


Dole Plantation

6. Dole Pineapple Plantation

For miles and miles around you can see the world's most amazing pineapple plantation and also the world's largest maze. At the plantation you will have a chance to taste pineapples from around the world, and also different types of pineapple products from Dole that are shipped daily around the world.

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7. Luaus

Ever tasted a pig that has been slowly baked under the ground? In Hawaii you can experience a traditional Hawaiian Luau with so many different types of Hawaiian foods to taste. You will enjoy your meal with a background painted with beautiful Hawaiian music and island dancers. It is an experience you will be talking about for the rest of your life.

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Oahu Luaus

Manoa Falls

8. Manoa Falls

Nothing in this world gives you a more peaceful feeling than one of Hawaii's best kept secrets, Manoa falls. It is a rainforest with a beautiful waterfall that gives you an amazing view of a true paradise.

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9. Polynesian Cultural Center

From the traditional "Haka" dance of the Maori's of New Zealand, to the fast hip dancing of Tahiti, to the Hawaiian Hula dance, Polynesian Cultural Center is the world renown and one of the main attractions in Hawaii giving you a taste of the cultural history and dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and more. With fire knife dancing and luau shows it is one place you do not want to miss.

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10. Surfing

From Pipeline to Sandy beach to several surfing spots, Hawaii with its large waves and world famous competitions is a surfers paradise.

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