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Oahu offers something for everyone. From the hot tourist attractions, to the authentic Hawaii - Oahu has it all for every type of vacation wants.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

14 Places

1 City Tip

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14 Places

Lanikai Beach

Beaches

Marukame Udon Waikiki

Restaurants

Embassy Suites By Hilton - Waikiki Beach Walk

Hotels

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Cemeteries

USS Arizona Memorial

Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Monuments & Statues

The Alley at Aiea Bowl

Restaurants

Foster Botanical Gardens

Gardens

Leonard's Bakery

Restaurants

Aloha Tower Marketplace

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Honolulu Zoo

Zoos

Sunset Beach Park

Beaches

Byodo-In Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Laie Point State Wayside Park

Parks

Nu’uanu Pali

Lookouts, Valleys

Luvaloha's City Tips

  • While visiting Oahu, you must try the best udon restaurant - that is on the cheap. Marukame Udon on Kuhio. They make their own udon. I'm sure you'll go there more than once.
  • Lanikai Beach
    Beaches
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    Luvaloha Says:

    If you're looking a beach where the waters are calm, this is your oasis. Plus, its rarely ever crowded. In a residential area so be mindful when parking.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Go early since parking is minimal and no bathroom facilities but just up the road to Kailua Beach there are bathrooms.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Kailua
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Favorite beach of our trip and of our local family! 20/05/2019
    • The Beach Part Shared with Aulani. 07/05/2019
    • Lanikai Beach
  • Marukame Udon Waikiki
    Restaurants (Japanese, Asian, Soups)
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    Luvaloha Says:

    This restaurant seems to always have a line but don't get discouraged - line moves well and definitely worth the wait.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try to go just before the lunch and dinner rush - shorter lines
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow this place was good! 20/05/2019
    • Fabulous food and great value 18/05/2019
    • Marukame Udon Waikiki
    Address:
    2310 Kuhio Ave
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2983
    Phone:
    +1 808-931-6000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Embassy Suites By Hilton - Waikiki Beach Walk
    Hotels
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    Luvaloha Says:

    Every time I come to Oahu, I stay here! It is positioned in the most ideal spot. Very close to everything in downtown Oahu so in the area very easy walk! And most important great hotel and staff. Awesome made to order omelettes and just great buffet breakfast!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Very family oriented and ask for floors above the 6th.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 86 Hotels in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great! Outstanding! Excellent! 21/05/2019
    • Great Holiday in Waikiki 21/05/2019
    • Embassy Suites By Hilton - Waikiki Beach Walk
    Address:
    201 Beachwalk St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1953
    Phone:
    +1 855-605-0319
    Other:
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
    Cemeteries
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    Luvaloha Says:

    This is beautiful tribute to our military with the most spectacular view of Oahu. The mosaic depictions of different wars are just phenomenal!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear your sunscreen and sun hats - be mindful that this is a cemetery.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 292 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Serene...beautiful..fitting rest place 23/05/2019
    • Very big beautiful gardens 21/05/2019
    • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
    Address:
    2177 Puowaina Dr
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
    Phone:
    +1 808-532-3720
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • USS Arizona Memorial
    Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Monuments & Statues
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    Luvaloha Says:

    Not only is this a historical place but you will have a renewed respect for our ancestors

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get a reservation or you will be at the mercy of what's available.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 292 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great memorial to the Pearl Harbour Attack 22/05/2019
    • Check it's open - we just went past on boat without stopping because it was closed to visitors 21/05/2019
    • USS Arizona Memorial
    Address:
    1 Arizona Memorial Place
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
    Phone:
    +1 808-422-3399
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Alley at Aiea Bowl
    Restaurants (Hawaiian, American, Asian)
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    Luvaloha Says:

    Who would have thought excellent cuisine in a bowling alley. Food is unbelievable!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Too many good dishes to pick just one!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #136 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of my favorite local restaurants 16/05/2019
    • the best soup 07/05/2019
    • The Alley at Aiea Bowl
    Address:
    99-115 Aiea Heights Dr Ste 310
    Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-3915
    Phone:
    +1 808-486-3499
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Thu - Sat
    7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Foster Botanical Gardens
    Gardens
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    Luvaloha Says:

    Simply beautiful! You'll see flowers and trees that defy the imagination and the orchids!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Very small fee to enter - like $5 for adults and $3 for kids
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 292 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great morning activity 21/05/2019
    • Beautiful 07/05/2019
    • Foster Botanical Gardens
    Address:
    50 N Vineyard Blvd
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3759
    Phone:
    +1 808-522-7060
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Leonard's Bakery
    Restaurants (Fast food, Portuguese, Hawaiian)
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    Luvaloha Says:

    The malasadas are to die for - if you have them once - oh you'll be back. Similar to a donut hole but much fluffier

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Be sure to get quite a few - they will be eaten quickly!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Malasadas yo die for! 22/05/2019
    • It will take about 30 minutes 22/05/2019
    • Leonard's Bakery
    Address:
    933 Kapahulu Ave
    Kalanianaole Hwy/Lunalilo Home Road Intersection96825
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1434
    Phone:
    +1 808-737-5591
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Aloha Tower Marketplace
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Luvaloha Says:

    This marketplace is right on the waterfront for all the cargo ships and containers passing by and with Pearl Harbor ships near - kids love to look at them. Very unique shops - something for everyone and some eateries as well

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The parking lot is free if you get your parking stub validated by one of the shops
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #214 of 292 things to do in Honolulu
    • Go for the view, not the shopping 19/05/2019
    • Good view 15/05/2019
    • Aloha Tower Marketplace
    Phone:
    +1 808-544-1432
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Honolulu Zoo
    Zoos
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    Luvaloha Says:

    Nice outing for the family or solo. They have peacock that roam the area and the monkeys can be quite entertaining.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Best in the morning hours before the sun takes over.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 292 things to do in Honolulu
    • Surprisingly good 21/05/2019
    • Has potential but underwhelmed. 19/05/2019
    • Honolulu Zoo
    Address:
    151 Kapahulu Ave
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4096
    Phone:
    +1 808-971-7171
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Sunset Beach Park
    Beaches
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    Luvaloha Says:

    Beautiful beach but the water can be a bit rough at times.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Haleiwa
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Picturesque 04/05/2019
    • Beautiful Sandy Beach 21/04/2019
    • Sunset Beach Park
    Address:
    59-104 Kamehameha Hwy
    Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-9728
    Other:
  • Byodo-In Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Luvaloha Says:

    Come feel the serenity! Situated in behind a cemetery -this temple is simply gorgeous. Watch the fish and the swans - very calming place

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be respectful to remove your shoes in the temple
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Kaneohe
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peaceful and Enchanting 21/05/2019
    • Serenely beautiful 19/05/2019
    • Byodo-In Temple
    Address:
    47-200 Kahekili Hwy
    Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
    Phone:
    +1 808-239-8811
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Laie Point State Wayside Park
    Parks
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    Luvaloha Says:

    This carving in the rock by the ocean is one of nature's display of power. Just a beautiful landmark.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Laie
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to see the power of the ocean 18/04/2019
    • Outstanding Views 12/04/2019
    • Laie Point State Wayside Park
    Other:
  • Nu’uanu Pali
    Lookouts, Valleys
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    Luvaloha Says:

    This is an amazing view of Oahu. Surrounded by the mountains - nature at it's finest.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Must pay to park and don't wear a hat - the wind will take it away!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 521 things to do in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Took Two Tries But Was Absolutely Worth It 21/05/2019
    • Look out 29/04/2019
    • Nu’uanu Pali
    Phone:
    +1 859-327-2317
    Other:
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