Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Sightseeing North Shore O‘ahu

Sightseeing O‘ahu’s North Shore is primarily focused on Hawaiian heritage, and since all sites are found outdoors, nature features fairly heavily as well. With two main areas to explore, you’ll want to do a bit of planning to make sure you can fully experience both.

A hat and sunglasses on a tropical beach.

Hawaiian Islands Travel Health and Safety

With the perfect weather, a multitude of fresh-air activities, soothing negative ionization from the sea, and a relaxed and carefree lifestyle, everyone seems to feel better in the islands. But the sun here is extremely strong even on cloudy days, the wind can dehydrate you faster than you might think, and while there are no vaccinations required to visit Hawaii, there are some common pests and water-bourne illnesses to be mindful of.

Lana‘i's iconic Pu‘u Pehe (Sweetheart Rock). Photo © Robert Bush/123rf.

Discover Lana‘i

It’s hard to find an outdoor playground more stunning than Lana‘i. The arrival of two luxurious resorts instantly transformed the island into one of Hawaii’s most exclusive getaways, but those who choose to explore a little deeper will discover so much more.

The most popular road cycling ride in Maui is heading from Kahului to Kahakuloa.

Central Maui Biking

Despite the steep grade of the West Maui Mountains there aren’t any official mountain biking trails in Central Maui. There is, however, a popular road cycling route, and the North Shore Greenway, which is a dedicated bike path. Here’s more about those two routes along with recommended rental shops.

Open-air dining at Nick's Fishmarket in Wailea.

The Best Places to Eat in Wailea

Prices in Wailea are much higher than in other parts of the island, but often what you’re paying for are master chefs, exceptional service, and unparalleled ambience in world-class resorts. which oftentimes make it worth the experience.

Cliffs of eastern Maui along the Road to Hana.

Guided Tours of Hana in East Maui

Despite how much fun it is to craft your own Hana adventure, it might be more fun for you to visit Hana as part of an organized tour. Tour options range based on destinations, interests, and there’s even a few outfitters for private, customized tours.

A feast of seafood at Hoku's in The Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Where to Eat in Kahala, O‘ahu

The gastronomic landscape of this vast region changes just as much as the climate as you make your way from Kahala to La‘ie. In the more affluent areas, health food is king, while in others, fast food and Hawaiian food reign. Here’s where to eat in Kahala.

Your Best Day in Waikiki

There’s so much to do in Waikiki, from all the usual outdoor activities to shopping, dining, or simply relaxing on the beach. Of all the activities on offer, some tap into the history and character of Waikiki, which have evolved to make Waikiki the iconic and unique place that it is today.