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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.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the state and the most popular snorkeling site on O‘ahu.

Snorkeling Southeast and Windward O‘ahu

Southeast and Windward O’ahu have some great snorkeling locales, but it’s up to you find the best spots dependant on weather and ocean conditions. Use these location suggestions and tips along with area and outfitter advice to craft your snorkeling day.

Sheltered Poka‘i Bay in Wai‘anae is perfect for launching kayaks.

Sailing and Kayaking O‘ahu’s Leeward Coast

The ocean affords a view of O‘ahu’s leeward coast unmatched and unobtainable by land. See it for yourself by kayak or catamaran with these recommended outfitters and tour providers.

Makapu‘u marks the rugged and dry eastern tip of O‘ahu.

Sightseeing Southeastern O‘ahu

Nature rules sightseeing on southeastern O’ahu, with some breathtaking views and a truly stunning garden along with a bit of hiking and an impressively massive heiau. Expect to do a lot of walking when seeing these sights.