Top Things to Do on Oahu

Any short list of “must-sees” is highly subjective. Eventually, you’ll make your own, but we’re glad to offer ours: the expanse of Honolulu from Round Top Drive on Tantalus; the North Shore, whether the surf is up or not; the sea cliffs from Hanauma Bay to Sandy Beach; the windward coast as we round Makapuu Point; the Koolau Mountains as seen from anywhere between Waimanalo and Kahaluu; and three truly special attractions: the Honolulu Zoo, Iolani Palace and King Kamehameaha Statue. There are so many opportunities for fun in the sun activities, whether you stop at the Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Gallery Maze, which incidentally holds the record for the largest maze from the Guinness Book of World Records, on your way to cruise the North Shore or perhaps decide to head westward to spend a few hours at Bishop Museum, or learn about marine life at the Waikiki Aquarium.  Fun for the entire family abounds and with so many activities to choose from, the challenge will be figuring out just what to do first!

Simplicio Paragas
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Simplicio serves as the Hawaii senior editor for Wh...