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QUEEN KAPIOLANI PARK


Queen Kapiolani Park
is a beautiful park right in Waikiki. This park offers an array of Waikiki attractions and activities. There is an exercise course, walking paths, exceptional trees including 100 year old banyan trees, picnic areas, entertainment, the Honolulu Zoo and The Waikiki Aquarium. This is a perfect park to spend some quality time relaxing.

  

ATLANTIS SUBMARINES

Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime! Discover Oahu’s undersea world aboard a high-tech submarine. Atlantis Submarines allow you to explore artificial reefs full of bright tropical fish and a wreck of a small coastal freighter, as well as an old passenger plane. This is a convenient adventure in Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

DIAMOND HEAD CRATER AND SCENIC LOOKOUT

Explore one of Oahu’s most distinctive natural landmarks. Within walking distance is Diamond Head Crater and Lookout. Not only will you see Waikiki like never before, you can also see whales in the winter months and Molokai and Lanai on a clear day. Hiking to the summit is an adventure and the view from the top is breathtaking.

MANOA FALLS

If you enjoy hiking, the hike to Manoa Falls takes you through a rainforest trail and a bamboo forest. When you reach the end of the trail you will be rewarded with a beautiful waterfall and quiet pool at the bottom. Swimming is discouraged. This is a great spot for a picnic lunch in a Hawaiian Rainforest.

CHINATOWN

As the first Chinese immigrants started arriving in Oahu in 1852, they began moving into urban Honolulu and established a community in the area that is now known as Chinatown. This section of downtown Honolulu offers art galleries, open-air-markets, upscale Pacific Rim restaurants and traditional noodle shops, giving Chinatown it’s own unique flare. This is one of the nice historic Oahu attractions. You can contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for historic walking tours.
Chinese Chamber of Commerce Phone: (808) 533-3181

9) ALOHA TOWER

The Aloha Tower Is located on the waterfront in downtown Honolulu. This is one of Honolulu’s most recognized landmarks. The tower was built in 1926 and was the tallest building in Hawaii until the mid 1950’s. The Tower still serves as an active control tower for the bustling Honolulu Harbor and it is now also a fantastic marketplace.

11) KING KAMEHAMEHA STATUE

The King Kamehameha Statue is located right across the street Iolani Palace. This is a replica of the original Kamehameha Statue. It stands in front of the State Capitol building.

18) BYODO-IN TEMPLE

The Byodo-In Temple showcases a replica of a 900 year old Japanese temple. This is an exact replica set against the Ko’olau mountain range. Here in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, you can enjoy beautiful Japanese gardens, tranquil koi ponds, flowing streams and a garden gazebo.
Phone: (808) 239-5570

19) POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER

The Polynesian Cultural Center welcomes over one million visitors each year. This 42 acre park features Polynesian village settings from ancient Hawaii, Samoa, The Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. This is one of the best ways to enjoy Polynesian cultures. There is a fantastic luau and one of the best Hula shows on the island at the night time show. Don’t miss this one it is probably the best of all Oahu attractions on the island.
The Polynesian Cultural Center: 55-370 Kamehemeha Highway,Laie, Hi. 96762 Phone: (808) 293-3333

20) ARIZONA MEMORIAL / PEARL HARBOR

The USS Arizona Memorial chronicles the events of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. On that day more than 2400 Americans lost their lives in the harbor. Today, the 184 foot Arizona Memorial spans the hull of the sunken ship. This is a must see Oahu attraction for any American. You will see the names of all of the Americans lost on this ship engraved in the Memorial’s marble wall. Phone: (808) 422-2771

21) BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL

While visiting Pearl Harbor, you can also tour the USS Missouri Memorial , the home of the most celebrated battleship built by the U.S. Navy. Walk along the 53,000 square foot teak deck and relive history on the Surrender Deck, where World War II came to an end. Phone: (808) 973-2494

22) USS BOWFIN SUBMARINE MUSEUM AND PARK

The USS Bowfin Submarine is a real World War II submarine with an incredible history. Discover what life must have been like for the 80 man crew that manned this historic submarine in World War II. Visit the Bowfin along with the Missouri and the Arizona Memorial and you will see three Historic Oahu attractions in one day. The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Located at Pearl Harbor

23) NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETARY OF THE PACIFIC

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, which is located in an extinct volcanic crater, is the resting place for more than 30,000 American servicemen and their families from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Phone: (808) 532-3720

24) DOLE PLANTATION AND MAZE

On your way to the North Shore, stop for a refreshing Dole Whip at the Dole Pineapple Plantation . Still a working part of the Dole empire, the Plantation is a tribute to the role that the pineapple plantations played in the development of the islands. The Pineapple Garden Maze, with 1.7 miles of manicured paths is a spectacular environmental puzzle. This is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Maze. Phone: (808) 621-8408

25) NU’UANU PALI LOOKOUT

The Pali lookout offer one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the sheer cliffs of the Ko’olau mountains and the windward coast of Oahu. The lookout is 3,000 feet above the coastline and is the spot where King Kamehameha won the struggle that united the Islands under one rule in 1795. The view makes this a must see on your way to other great Oahu attractions.

26) WAIMEA VALLEY ADVENTURE PARK

The Waimea Valley Adventure Park is an 1800 acre park in a picturesque valley above Waimea Bay. There are 6,000 plant species in the park including plants from other regions. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the Waimea falls. The Audubon society took control of this beautiful and park and it is now a sanctuary for thousand of Oahu’s beautiful birds. Finally, a nice Oahu attraction that preserves the natural beauty and wildlife. Phone: (808) 638-8511

 

 

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