O‘ahu Travel Guide Itineraries, activities, maps, and more.

Discover O‘ahu

Aptly named the Gathering Place, O‘ahu is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian Islands. The island is home to almost one million residents, about 70 percent of the state’s total population, and is, by far, the most culturally and socially diverse of the eight main Hawaiian Islands. It is a unique destination where you can experience the comforts and convenience of city life with the natural beauty of verdant mountains and sparkling blue ocean within reach.

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Planning Your Trip

Around O‘ahu…

Waikiki: For first-time O‘ahu travelers and many returning visitors, Waikiki is the perfect home base.

Honolulu: Many of the activities in Honolulu, whether sightseeing in the Historic District or hiking in the Ko‘olau Mountains, require at least a half day’s time.

North Shore: No matter if it’s summer or winter, rain or shine, the North Shore shouldn’t be missed and can’t be rushed.

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