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O'ahu Highlights, Hawai'i

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O'ahu Highlights, Hawai'i

story by: Inspire Hawai'i

An old-fashioned trolley bus rumbles along streets fringed with palm trees. Beyond lies a white sandy beach where tourists sunbathe. The surf is small but perfectly formed – just right for a morning surfing lesson. When you’re done, saunter barefoot to a breakfast of fresh pineapple, strong Kona coffee and a pastry, in anticipation of some serious shopping. O'ahu has so much more to offer beyond Honolulu. Hire a car and circle the island. On the east coast you’ll find soaring cliffs, talcum-powder beaches and a quieter way of life. The world-famous surf beaches of the North Shore are another highlight, even if you’re not a surfer! Sunset Beach may be the world’s best spot to watch the sun go down.

There is so much to see and do in Hawai'i and on the ‘main’ island of Oahu that you could become overwhelmed with choice. To help narrow down your options if you only have a limited time available, at House of Travel we have put together some of our favourite attractions or visitor spots so you don't miss out on anything.

  • SEALIFE PARK – Take a visit to Sealife Park and feed turtles and sea lions, swim with dolphins and rays and learn about penguins.

  • WAIKIKI TROLLEY – Jump on the Waikiki Trolley, it’s a fun way to see the sites. The red line is for the history buffs – explore 13 stops in historic Honolulu, take the green line for a scenic tour along the east coast of O’ahu past Diamond Head and the pink line is for all the shopaholics!

  • ALA MOANA SHOPPING CENTRE – The world’s largest openair shopping centre with over 290 shops and restaurants! Here you’ll find Macy’s, Sears, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Old Navy, GAP – the list goes on!

  • NORTH SHORE – Head to the North Shore and check out all the surfing action while enjoying a Shave Ice from the Aloha General Store.

  • WET 'N' WILD – Visit Wet'n'Wild on the West Coast of O’ahu for a day of serious waterpark fun! With over 25 rides and attractions you’ll be on the go all day.

  • THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY – Dinner or lunch here is not to be missed. With one of the most extensive menus, you’ll need to get there early as the queues can be around the block for this restaurant. Try the Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake – to die for – and don’t forget your doggy bag!

  • PEARL HARBOUR – This is a must for everyone who visits Hawai’i. A very moving tribute to those who lost their lives here on December 7th, 1941.

  • SHOREBIRD RESTAURANT – Cook your own dinner here at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Choose from steak, fish or chicken and grill your own meat under the watchful eye of the chefs. Don’t forget the salad bar – a meal on its own!

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