Located in the heart of Oahu’s idyllic countryside is the magnificent Kahana Valley. Just north of Kualoa Ranch and Ka’a'awa Valley, Kahana Valley is actually a state park dedicated to embracing and teaching Hawaiian culture.
With gentle waves, ample shade and parking, Kailua Beach Park is a great place for the whole family to have a fun day at the beach.
Have some down time while waiting for your flight at the airport? Head over to the Honolulu Airport Cultural Gardens for much-needed R&R as your vacation winds down.
Ka’a'awa Valley is one of Oahus best kept secretsexcept youve already known about it for decades. This Hawaiian valley is one of Hollywoods favorite filming locations which has brought dinosaurs to life, sheltered plane crash survivors, and been home to mountain gorillas.
Kapiolani Park is a beautiful public park located to the east of Waikiki Beach. Established in 1877 by King Kalakaua, the park was once used as a horse racing track, and is home to the Pacific’s longest running sporting club.
Wahiawa Botanical Garden is a very nice botanical garden which includes many native Hawaiian plants. It was established by the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association who rented the land from the state of Hawaii.
The Honolulu Zoo is a 42-acre facility that has 1,230 animals on display, and is located within walking distance of the world famous waikiki beach. Parking for the zoo is only one dollar per hour.
If youre looking for a relaxing day at one of Oahus North Shore Beaches, visit the 19-acre Haleiwa Alii Beach Park.
This short but steep hike located on the eastern side of Oahu provides excellent views of the surrounding area. The effort put in to making it to the top is well worth the views you’ll experience.
Lili’uokalani Botanical Garden is a hidden gem right near the heart of downtown Honolulu. This 7.5-acre garden was donated to the city and county of Honolulu by Hawaii’s last reigning monarch, Queen Lili’uokalani.