Oahu The Gathering Place
Oahu is the most populated island and home of the state’s capital, Honolulu. Oahu offers the most urban experience of all the islands. With skyscrapers in Honolulu and an impressive array of shopping in Waikiki—it is easy to get a taste of city life yet located in the center of Paradise. A quick drive from downtown Honolulu, travelers can find themselves able to slow down and relax in small beach towns, on the North Shore watching surfers on 40ft waves in the winter, hiking to waterfalls, or learning Hawaiian culture and history at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Oahu offers a variety of experiences, from the hotels of Waikiki to the laid back days spent on the North Shore beaches, or the action packed day of a trip to Kailua with hiking, swimming, and kayaking. Oahu is a one-stop-shop for those looking to have everything available to them—perfect beaches, an endless supply of fun adventures such as kayaking to the Mokulua islands, zip-lining at Kualoa Ranch, or hiking to Maunawili Falls, the convenience of a city all within minutes of virtually any location. Ala Moana, the world’s largest outdoor mall is located in Honolulu, just blocks away from site-seeing and cultural attractions. Oahu offers an urban experience, vast amounts of nature to appreciate and enjoy, and a taste of genuine island life and culture.