Local Area

The Gathering Place

Home to Honolulu, the state capital, and world-famous Waikiki, with its restaurants, shops, and beaches, Oahu is a vibrant destination for millions of visitors from around the world. The diversity of attractions and activities you'll find here are remarkable - everything from nightlife and architectural landmarks to championship golf courses and lush green hiking trails. Whether visiting for leisure or here for business, Oahu is a gathering place for all.

Business and Culture in & around Downtown Honolulu

  • Aloha Tower
  • Chinatown
  • District Courts
  • Financial Plaza of the Pacific
  • Hawai'i Pacific University
  • Hawai'i State Art Museum
  • Hawai'i State Capitol
  • Hawai'i State Library
  • Hawaii Supreme Court
  • Honolulu Hale
  • Honolulu Harbor (cruise ship terminal)
  • Kaka'ako
  • Kawaioha'o Church
  • 'Iolani Palace
  • TOPA Financial Tower
  • Waterfront

Top 10 Things to Do on Oahu

  • Soak up the sun and play in the sea at Waikiki Beach
  • Swim with the tropical fish at world-famous snorkeling spot Hanauma Bay
  • Hike up to the top of Diamond Head, an extinct volcano, and enjoy the panoramic views
  • Visit the USS Arizona Memorial at the Valor in the Pacific National Monument, honoring those who perished in the attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Learn about Hawaiian and other Polynesian cultures at the interactive Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Visit Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the U.S., home to King David Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarchs of Hawaii
  • Take a surfing lesson, or just watch the pros surf the big waves off the North Shore
  • Ride the Pineapple Express train and wander through the "World's Largest Maze" at the Dole Plantation
  • Shop for Hawaii souvenirs at bargain prices in the International Marketplace in Waikiki or Aloha Stadium Swap Meet
  • View land and marine wildlife at the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium or Sea Life Park
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