Waimea Falls

Waimea Falls – Quintessential Oahu

If you are looking for an iconic, ultra-Hawaiian experience? Look no further than Waimea Falls in stunning Waimea Valley on Oahu’s North Shore. This 45-foot waterfall cascades into a large pool, which you can swim in… so if your bucket list includes swimming at the foot of a waterfall like they do in the movies, […]

‘Iolani Palace on O‘ahu – Home to Hawai‘i’s Monarchy

Located in bustling downtown Honolulu, ‘Iolani Palace is a beautiful reminder of Hawaii’s rich history. ‘Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the U.S. and was home to the last two rulers of the Hawaiian kingdom. King Kalakaua and his sister, Queen Liliuokalani (who succeeded him to the throne) both lived here. The Queen’s […]

North Shore of Oahu

North Shore of Oahu – World Famous Surf Spot

If you’re a professional surfer, you can skip this post because you already know that North Shore of Oahu boasts the most amazing waves in the world. BUT if you’re coming to Hawaii and you’re just interested in checking out some surfing, then DO NOT MISS the North Shore of Oahu! In the summer, Oahu’s […]

Pearl Harbor

When in Oahu, make sure to visit Pearl Harbor

President Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy”. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was the final straw that brought the U.S. into World War II. Guided tours will take you back to this day when you visit Pearl Harbor Memorial. Today, when you visit Pearl Harbor, it’s […]

Tour Waikiki

Tour Waikiki Historic Trail

Walking tours are one of the great free things to do on Oahu. Tour Waikiki’s historic trails to take in some rich Hawaiian culture and history, but you get to work on your tan and get a little exercise, too! The Waikiki Historic Trail is one of Oahu’s most popular walking tours. It covers 23 amazing […]

Hanauma Bay

Hawaii’s #1 Tourist Attraction? Hanauma Bay!

During your visit on Oahu, absolutely, positively do not miss Hanauma Bay! Hanauma Bay is basically a snorkeler’s and scuba diver’s paradise, even if  you’re a beginner.  There are beautiful coral reefs teeming with brightly colored tropical fish, all nestled within a stunningly beautiful bay, which is actually the crater of an ancient volcano. It’s […]

Doris Duke’s Shangri La

The first time Doris Duke set foot in Hawaii was in 1935 and she was in love. It was the last stop on a round-the-world honeymoon for the tobacco heiress and new husband, James Cromwell.  She fell in love again, this time with Hawaii – the casual relaxed lifestyle, the people, the natural beauty, and […]

Dole Pineapple Plantation – the World’s Largest Maze

The famous Dole Plantation is in the heart of Oahu near the town of Wahiawa. This historic 61-acre pineapple farm was founded in 1899 by James Drummond Dole, a Harvard grad eager to introduce large-scale farming to Hawaii. Today, Dole Plantation is a fun family-oriented outing that includes a two-mile educational train ride, the charming […]