Ten Popular Oahu Attractions
Information about ten of the most popular visitors
attractions on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Includes
Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Diamond
Head Crater, Hanauma Bay, the Bishop Museum, and
several more of the best Oahu attractions.
The #1 most visited attraction in Hawaii is the
USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Other Pearl Harbor
"must see" attractions include the USS Missouri
Battleship Tour on Ford Island and the USS Bowfin
Submarine Tour and Museum.
Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Cultural Center is the most
visited paid attraction in Hawaii.
This 42 acre center on the northeast
shore of Oahu is a group of villages
representing Hawaii and many other South Pacific
island groups. There are waterways between
the villages, making it is possible to tour
the grounds either on foot or on a canoe tour.
There are also live shows, a canoe pageant,
an IMAX theater, an all-you-can-eat buffet
and a Hawaiian luau.
Diamond Head Crater
Diamond Head State Monument is a 475 acre park
just South of Waikiki. If you hike to the top
of Diamond Head, through a tunnel and up 100 stairs,
you will be rewarded with a fabulous, panoramic view
of Waikiki and Honolulu.
Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park is a 100 acre park
located between Hawaii Kai and Koko Crater, on the
south coast of Oahu. The most popular activities
in the park are swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving,
but even if you are not into watersports, the view from
the parking lot makes this a worthwhile stop.
Try to get here early, because the parking lot can fill
up by noon.
Nuuanu Pali State Wayside Park is A three acre roadside park
in the Koolau Mountains with a beautiful panoramic view of the
windward coast of Oahu from the edge of a 1200 foot cliff.
Hawaii's Plantation Village
This 50 acre outdoor plantation life museum is a
plantation village with historic buildings and
accurate replicas of the homes and community buildings
of plantation workers who traveled to Hawaii from China,
Portugal, Japan, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, Korea, and the
Downtown Honolulu Historic Walking Tour
Aloha Tower, Hawaii Maritime Center,
and the Honolulu Heritage Trail, which includes
the Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the statue of
King Kamehameha I, the Mission Houses Museum,
the Hawaii State Capitol Building.
Waikiki Historic Walking Tour
Swimming, sunbathing, outrigger canoeing,
surfing, shopping, nightlife,
Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Damien Museum,
Military Museum, Kapiolani Park.
Circle Island Driving Tour
South Oahu, Windward Oahu, Northshore,
Waimea Valley, Haleiwa Town.
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