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    Explore O‘ahu

Plan a Vacation to O‘ahu with Moon Travel Guides

A bustling urban scene and endless natural beauty, O'ahu has it all.

Discover O‘ahu

Big city, big beaches, big fun. While exceptional urban cuisine and a pulsing nightlife might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of O’ahu, this island has it all in spades. There’s plenty of history and fine art to keep urbanites feeling at home, and there’s no end to outdoor activities from surfing the bright blue waves to hiking lush verdant mountains to feed your spirit of adventure. That’s truly the best part of O’ahu travel: you can start your day in the city, hit the beach before noon, and be back in town for fine dining before the sun sets.

With 112 miles of coastline, two north-south mountain ranges, bustling historic districts and a vibrant city, from big budgets to small, for leisure travelers to adventure seekers, there’s a best of O’ahu travel for everyone. Find yours.

Quick Planning Tips

  • 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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Travel Maps of O‘ahu

Download free, printable maps of O‘ahu for your personal use.

Taken from the pages of our travel guides our maps of O‘ahu cover popular vacation destinations like Waikiki and Honolulu.

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Map of O‘ahu, Hawaii

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Map of Greater Honolulu, Hawaii

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Get Inspired With Our Most Recent O‘ahu Articles

Here are our four most recent articles to get you started, or dig deeper and browse the latest Moon travel articles for O‘ahu.

Lei-covered statue of Duke Kahanamoku in Waikiki.

Hawaiian History: The Story of the Waikiki Beachboys

f there’s something about Waikiki that sets it apart from other tropical sea destinations, it’s the Waikiki beachboys. Hailing back a century, the Waikiki beachboy culture has evolved with the changing face of tourism in Hawaii, but the gentlemen in the red shorts still practice the same core values of sharing the sports of surfing, outrigger canoe riding, and aloha with visitors.

A woman rests on a park bench in the sand at Kailua beach.

Discover Southeast and Windward O‘ahu

Shoreline fishing at Ka‘ena Point.

North Shore O‘ahu Fishing Spots

During the summer, spearfishing is common along the North Shore, while shoreline fishing tends to be a year-round activity. With deep water offshore and strong currents from the northwest, the North Shore is great for sportfishing, and has several charters available for part, half, or full-day trips.

Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Waikiki

As a prime vacation destination, Waikiki has a plethora of luxury hotels and resorts to choose from. You’ll find some hotels cater best to families and large groups, others to the business traveler, and still more to those seeking a truly luxurious, full-service stay. Read on for the highlights of each.