3 Must-See Spots in Oahu, Hawaii
Taking a trip to Hawaii is an amazing experience. There is so much to do on the islands and you definitely won’t feel like you’re in the U.S. anymore. If you plan to stay on Oahu, there are lots of options for what you can do while there. Whether you’re in Hawaii for the eco-tourism, the history, the culture or the golf and relaxation, Oahu has plenty for you to enjoy. Here are three things you can’t miss while you are planning your trip to Oahu:
- You have to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial. This spot is very special to Americans and actually sees a lot of Japanese tourists each year as well. The memorial is out in the ocean where the USS Arizona sank. Built in 1962, the memorial is moving. Try to get there early in the day because it can become crowded. More than one million people visit the memorial each year. While you’re there, you can also see the battleship USS Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum. You can spend about half a day exploring Pearl Harbor in Oahu or you can stop by to see the memorial on your way to something else—the choice is entirely yours.
- One of the ways to see Oahu is on the “circle tour.” This tour is a circle of the island and takes most of your day. In this time, you’ll see all the important eco sites of the island. You’ll start at Waimea Valley, visit Kualoa Ranch for lunch and then head to Oahu’s most beautiful beaches. You’ll see hidden waterfalls, the scenic La’ie Point lookout and turtle beach. Other highlights include a rainforest hike and the Byodo-In temple. Finally, you’ll watch the sunset over Waimea Bay before being returned to your Waikiki hotel. This tour is easy and a convenient way to see many sights in one day. What’s more, you’ll take a comfortable mini coach so you don’t have to navigate the roads on your own. Visit DiscoverHawaiiTours.com to book this fabulous tour!
- The third must do or see in Oahu is a luau. It’s very popular to see an authentic Hawaiian luau while visiting and there are several to choose from. This is a great way to spend your evening because it includes an authentic buffet and pig roast, tropical drinks and, of course, a show. You’ll see traditional hula performances, fire dancing and hear about Hawaii’s rich history. This is an entertaining way to spend an evening and learn more about Polynesian culture.
Written By: Leo Malagon