Oahu Travel Guide

Areas to Explore

Kahala
Kahuku
Kapolei
Honolulu
Waianae
Waialua

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Hawaii’s “Gathering Place”

When it comes to things to do in Oahu, activities range from the picturesque and serene to the adventurous and wild. Snorkel crystal blue waters in Kulima Cove, hike into the clouds on the Haiku Stairs, and witness the awe-inspiring sight of Diamond Head—the island’s signature extinct volcano. After working up an appetite, sample local cuisine in Honolulu. As you explore the city, you’ll likely encounter many of the top Oahu attractions—and maybe even stumble upon a traditional luau.

A Tropical Dream Vacation

Our vacation rentals in Oahu include condos, homes, townhouses, and oceanfront villas that place you at the center of the action on this island paradise. Step out from your vacation rental onto golden beaches and stroll the sands of the “heavenly sea” at Lanikai. Or, go where the locals go and explore the rugged North Shore. With all the sites to see and things to do, Oahu is a vacationer’s dream for island adventures.

Top Sights in Oahu

Pearl Harbor

Discover five historic sites and pay your respects to those who lost their lives on the “day that will live in infamy” at the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark. Located in central Oahu, Pearl Harbor is just a short, and absolutely worth-it, trip from Waikiki.

Diamond Head

This extinct volcano rises from the coast just outside of Honolulu and it’s the island’s most popular hiking destination. Travel the hot and dry trail into the heart of the caldera and get the ultimate view of the island surroundings from atop the ridge. It’s an outdoor adventure you’re sure to remember.

‘Iolani Palace

It was the home of Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs and served as the official royal residence until 1893. Registered as a National Historic Landmark since 1962 and the only official royal residence in the United States, ‘Iolani Palace is one of the island’s most beautiful and most memorable historic places. Just be sure to reserve a tour right after you book your Oahu vacation rental—tours fill up quickly!

Top Experiences in Oahu

Night Surf Waikiki on a Full Moon

Looking for something unexpected and exciting to do? Put on your swimwear, grab some glow sticks and head to Waikiki beach at night where you can surf under the city lights and glow of the moon. The ocean is just bright enough to spot the perfect swell, but still dark enough to see the stars glittering over the skyline. It’s a truly unique Oahu activity.

Watch the Sunset at Puu Ualakaa State Park

Puu Ualakaa State Park is one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset in Oahu. With sweeping panoramic views of Honolulu and Diamond Head, it’s a quintessential stop on your Hawaii visit. Pack the family and a picnic (or grab some food to-go) and find at the perfect grassy spot to watch the sky put on a breathtaking show.

Grab a Bite at Rainbow Drive-In

For more than 50 years, Rainbow Drive-In has been serving up hefty portions of local favorites—especially the go-to lunch of Loco Moco, a dish of white rice, hamburger beef, gravy and a fried egg served up without pretension. So, skip the chain restaurants, ignore the tourist traps and go where the locals go for a tasty bite.

Pet Friendly Places

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Great for Groups

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Beach Breaks

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Escape to sun, sand, and surf.

Golf Getaways

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Adventure Vacations

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Relax, unwind, and let the outside in.

Ski Vacations

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