Best Things to do on Oahu Snorkel at Hanauma Bay. This beautiful bay features is an easy and excellent location to snorkel. Waterfalls at Ko’olau Mountain Range. Cliff Jumping at La’ie Point. North Shore Surfing. Visit Pearl Harbor. Hike Diamond Head. Ha’iku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven) Hike. Surf Lessons at Waikiki Beach.
Hawaii for First Time Visitors: 8 Things to Keep in Mind The Big Island of Hawaii . Maui. Oahu. Kauaʻi. Molokaʻi. Lānaʻi. Niʻihau. Kahoʻolawe.
10 Things Not To Do in Hawaii Don’t stand next to the blowhole. Don’t eat at a chain restaurant. Don’t let a commercial luau be your only exposure to Hawaiian culture. Don’t limit your visit to Oahu. And don’t avoid the Island of Hawaii . Don’t only stay in resort towns. Don’t hike illegally or start a hike late in the day. Don’t take lava rocks.
Attractions – Kualoa Ranch, Wet n Wild Water Park reopened on June 1st. Honolulu Zoo – reopened on June 5th. Iolani Palace reopened on June 19th, Bishop Museum reopened on June 26th, Waikiki Aquarium has temporarily re-closed do to social distancing fears. Events – Some farmer markets around the island are resuming.
The best time to visit Oahu is from mid – April to early June or between September and mid – December . During these shoulder seasons , attractions are less crowded, festivals are plentiful and airfare and room rates are at their lowest.
4-6 days should do you well in Oahu. It depends on what all that you want to see while you are there. I went there in September of 2004 and spent 8 days, for me this was too many. I came back in March of 2005 and stayed 5 days , which was not enough!
There’s a big range when estimating a Hawaii trip cost. This Tripadvisor thread has people saying costs from $1,500 per person to $15,000 per person . We estimate a mid-range, family of 4 trip to Hawaii cost $11,000 for 10 days in 2020, in the summer, leaving from the west coast.
How to do Hawaii on a budget Go in late winter or early fall. Opt for a mid-scale hotel. Hit the beach and take a hike. Eat a Hawaiian lunch, poke and market food. Avoid renting a car and use public transportation. Watch a hula show, see fireworks, and take a cultural class. Enjoy a reasonably priced massage.
While many vacations are five to seven days long , we recommend staying for at least 10 days to enjoy your Hawaiian vacation. The time change is difficult to adjust to at first and takes about 3 days to get fully acclimated. So, allowing a couple days to get over the jet lag is important.
Since Hawaii is located in the middle of a vast ocean and the ocean bottom drops off quickly, the waves and currents can be very big and powerful. Certain beaches are hazardous year-round while others are dangerous at certain times of the year. Don’t swim at remote beaches alone.
15 Terrifying Things In Hawaii That Can (And Just Might) Kill You Huge Waves, Hurricanes & Tsunamis. Steven Worster/Flickr. Sun Poisoning. David Fulmer/Flickr. Centipedes. Steve/Flickr. Honolulu Traffic. Hiking Trails. Grocery Shopping. Sharks. Jellyfish, eels, and other dangerous sea creatures.
While there are no laws against sleeping on public beaches in Hawaii , you will need to obtain a permit to set up camp at any of Hawaii’s beaches .
State Beaches : Beaches are currently open but gatherings are limited to five people or less. Members of the party do not need to be from the same household. Canopy structures are not allowed at this time. Oahu : As of October 1, beaches are currently open but gatherings are limited to five people or less.
25+ Things to Do in Honolulu on Your Hawaiian Vacation Makani Catamaran Sail. Honolulu Museum of Art. Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Diamond Head Hike. Waikiki Beach. Hanauma Bay Snorkeling. And more!
Free Things To Do in Honolulu – Oahu #1. Waikiki Beach. free . #1 in Honolulu – Oahu . #2. Pearl Harbor National Memorial. free . #2 in Honolulu – Oahu . #3. Lanikai Beach. free . #3 in Honolulu – Oahu . #5. Oahu Diving & Snorkeling. free . #7. Koko Crater Trail. free . #8. Kailua Beach. free . #10. Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail. free . #11. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. free .