Are you ready for your vacation to Oahu? By now, you are pretty far into your planning and are ready to begin the activity planning and the sightseeing that will take place on your vacation. Lucky for you, Oahu is absolutely stunning and features so many incredible things to see, and the attractions on Oahu are not even that difficult to find. Really, all you need is a car, a map, either physical or digital, and to know what you are going to. Do a quick search online and you will be able to find the exact location of some of the places that make Oahu famous.
This list of attractions on Oahu will give you all you need to know when it comes to finding the best places on the island.
Waikiki Beach – you are probably staying here, so no trouble finding Waikiki Beach.
Diamond Head Lookout – a hike up Diamond Head is easy and has great views of nearly all of Oahu’s western coast.
Halona Blowhole – head south from Waikiki and you will find the Halona Blowhole lookout, where you can also see Halona Cove, Sandy Beach, and have really great views of the South Shore.
Makapu’u Lookout – a little farther south, this is a view you will not want to miss.
Rabbit Island – you can see the distinctive offshore island from Makapu’u Lookout, and it can also be seen from many places along the Windward Coast.
Waimanalo Beach – simply put, one of the most gorgeous beaches in Hawaii
Kailua – the quant town is great and the beach is downright amazing.
Lanikai Beach – drive through Kailua to get to this gem. Famous offshore islands are seen from this beach, where the sand is incredibly soft. Another one of Oahu’s top beaches.
Nu’uanu Pali Lookout – enjoy a view of the entire Windward Coast from a towering vantage point.
Chinaman’s Hat Island – named for its resemblance of a traditional Chinese hat, you can see the island during a drive up towards the North Shore or a day at Kualoa Ranch.
La’ie Point – tucked into the town of La’ie is a lookout point that is very near the Polynesian Cultural Center.
North Shore Beaches – we could spend all day talking about the North Shore. Better yet, let’s just spend an entire day up here checking out the famous beaches, eating at the famous surf trucks, and just enjoying laid back Hawaii.
Dole Pineapple Plantation – a great stop on the way back to Honolulu or a place to stop if you take the more common route up north. Check out the pineapple fields that line the road.
Downtown Honolulu – the busy city is bustling, and it is also filled with historic sites that have played a central role in the history of Hawaii.
The best part about all of these amazing sites is that they are all free! You do have a place to purchase souvenirs and snack at Dole, but these attractions on Oahu are largely natural sites and are easy to find. That leaves your extra room in the budget for your tours, activities, and Oahu luaus. A little sightseeing will be a ton of fun and will give you an intimate look at Oahu.
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