Breathtaking Views and Fascinating Culture

Around every turn in the road, there's a breathtaking vista just waiting to be discovered. Here are just a few highlights:

Diamond Head

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head
Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head
© OAHU VISITORS BUREAU / Joe Solem

Hike to the top and see for miles across Oahu's South shore — from Kahala to Waikiki to Makakilo. On a clear day you can even see some of our sister islands.

Halona Blow Hole
See water spouting 50 feet in the air along this rugged coastline outlook or watch for whales during winter months.

Pali Lookout
Have you used the power of the wind to hold you up as you lean into it? The panoramic view from here highlights the wonderful Windward side and spectacular Koolau mountains. A historical site rich in Hawaiian folklore.

Tantalus/Round Top Drive

Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
© OAHU VISITORS BUREAU / Chuck Painter

Exhilarating views of the city below plus great hiking, while the Contemporary Museum is nearby.

Atlantis Submarines / Voyager Submarines
Discover a whole new world 100 feet below the sea in air-conditioned comfort. See coral reefs and sea life galore up close on a choice of Atlantis or Voyager submarines.

Childrens Discovery Centre
Whether you find out how your heart works, become a TV reporter, blow giant bubbles or travel to far off countries, this is heaven for kids of all ages.

Dole Plantation and the World's Largest Maze
Everything you wanted to know about pineapples - how it grows, how it tastes fresh from the field, its history and how it changed Hawaii, not to mention all sorts of taste treats and trinkets. Then, next to the Dole Plantation Country Store, the hibiscus maze proves an amazing challenge and a fun way to get lost.

Helemano Plantation
Right next to Dole Plantation, this is a non-profit farm, restaurant and gift shop with great food and inexpensive gifts, all benefiting a worthy cause.

Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park — Waikiki
29 acres of watery fun, including giant slides, body surfing and huge inner tubes.

Honolulu Zoo
With over 1,000 creatures to say hello to, kids can have breakfast with the Zookeeper, snooze at the Zoo overnight, see eye to eye with the giraffes and visit an African Savannah, all right in the heart of Waikiki.

Waikiki Aquarium
Learn about the underwater world and Pacific marine life - reef sharks, jelly fish, sea monks and rare seadragons - and enquire about reef walks and other programmes.

Sea Life Park
Sea Life Park
© OAHU VISITORS BUREAU / Sri Maiava Rusden

Sea Life Park
Leaping dolphins, sliding penguins, frolicking sea lions and a 300,000 gallon reef tank. Interact with dolphins, walk the reef tank or join in the other programmes.

Swap Meet
No matter where you're from, everyone likes a good deal and you never know what treasures you might find here. Open Wednesdays and weekends from 6am - 3pm.