Things to do in Oahu: Top Attractions to See
Oahu is home to one million residents. Thousands of visitors arrive at Honolulu International Airport daily. Waikiki is a dense tropical metropolis with so much to do.
Hundreds of must see attractionsAnd there are hundreds of things to do in Oahu outside of Waikiki, just waiting to be discovered by you. How are you going to sort through them all? We can help. Here’s our top three things to see on Oahu.
Pearl HarborAnyone who has visited Hawaii knows Pearl Harbor is the one thing you must see on Oahu. Pearl Harbor, where America’s most celebrated World War II vessels are remembered, including the USS Missouri Battleship. It’s also home to the USS Arizona Memorial, a peaceful site dedicated to the 1,177 sailors who died aboard the battleship during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Museums, battleships, submarines, war planes, memorials—there’s so much to see at Pearl Harbor! Most people spend an entire day at Pearl Harbor… you can too!
Kualoa Ranch is easily one of Oahu’s most beautiful places. Located against the Koolau Mountains on Oahu’s Windward side, Kualoa Ranch offers a long list of adventures and things to do. All you have to do is book a Kualoa tour and choose your favorite activities, including:
- Kualoa Ranch is located next to the Koolau Mountains. These guests are on a Movie Sites Tour.
- Movie Sites & Ranch
- Jungle Expedition
- Ocean Voyaging
- Secret Island (includes Ocean Voyaging Tour and counts as two 1-hour tours)
- Ancient Fishpond & Gardens
- Legends & Legacy, Hula Lessons
Byodo-In TempleStep into an oasis on Oahu. Surround yourself with curving pathways, colorful koi fish, misty mountains and dense forest. In the midst of the oasis? The Byodo-In temple, a hidden beauty in at the foot of the Koolau Mountains. Here, peaceful grounds invite visitors to contemplate the joys of life, greet the swans, photograph the temple’s red beams, and give respect to a giant golden Buddha inside Byodo-In. Admission to the temple is $3 per person. (Admission is included with our Full-Day Circle Island Eco Tour.)
Discover the best of OahuThere’s so much to see on Oahu, it can be overwhelming to plan your vacation. Join us on a circle island tour of Oahu and discover the top attractions on Oahu with:
- Friendly, expert tour guides
- Small group tours = personalized experience
- Complimentary lunch at a secluded Kualoa location
- Stops at the best attractions on Oahu