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Oʻahu Attractions

Oʻahu is known as “the gathering place,” and is the most populous of Hawaiʻi’s islands. As such, you’ll find here a vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city, with unparalleled cultural resources, spectacular scenery, and world-class art. Learn about some of O’ahu’s top attractions.


  • HISTORICAL SITES: From palaces to Pearl Harbor, Oʻahu tourist attractions include many of the Hawaii’s most famous places. Where else can you visit a royal residence and a historic battleship in the same day? Pick your interests and plan your visit accordingly.
  • STATE PARKS: Oʻahu’s state parks include fabulous hiking, incredible views, and camping options, as well as ancient heiau (temples) and royal homes. Whether it’s a quick roadside stop or a full-day excursion, state parks offer a wide variety of affordable family enjoyment.
  • MUSEUMS: Choose from top-class art collections, workshops, historical tours, and hands-on science exhibits to plan a fun day for the whole family. Planetariums, sculpture gardens, and incredible gift shops await! See why museums are some of the best man-made O’ahu attractions.
  • WATERFALLS: Enjoy the refreshing beauty of waterfalls, even surprisingly close to town! Picnic in a queen’s favorite spot; splash in a cool pool with your family; stroll through a lovely botanical garden.


Get some inspiration for your journey, as you plan your memorable trip exploring Oʻahu’s top attractions!