Oahu Things to See & Do

Having a great time in Oahu is easy- whether you're a history buff, adventure seeker, beachcomber, or nature lover. Known as the "Gathering Place" thanks to its large resident population and huge number of visitors, Oahu really does offer up something for everyone.

At Hawaii Guide, we understand that choosing from so many sights and adventures can seem like a daunting task. That's why we've assembled our list of Oahu must see and do- to make sure you don't miss the best of Oahu. While only our suggestions, we think you'll agree these experiences make Oahu shine! You may also want to check out our Oahu Tours section, where you can plan, book, and go to Oahu- all in one convenient place. Mahalo! 

Oahu Air Tours

Having a bird's-eye view and the best seat in the house is a great way to tour Oahu. Soar over some of the best historical sights in Hawaii. Glide over the waterfalls, Waikiki, and world-famous surfing spots. And if you're touring Oahu in winter, don't forget to check the ocean for humpback whales blowing and breaching below you. An aerial adventure is a wonderful way to stay comfortable, easily enjoy spectacular views, and see some of the best sights Oahu has to offer. Book your high-flying adventure today! 

Oahu Attractions

If it seems like there are a seemingly endless number of things to see and do on Oahu, it's because there are! That said, these are our picks for the best Oahu attractions. Family-friendly adventures all the kids will love? Check! Cultural attractions- including delicious foods, homes of Hawaiian royalty, and exotic marketplaces? Check! The hottest nightlife in Hawaii? Check! One of the world's most iconic coastal views? Check! All this and more can be yours to enjoy. See what makes Oahu an island like no other. 

Oahu Bucket List Adventures

While all the activities and sights on this page are in the "Must See and Do" category, some experiences are simply remarkable. Maybe it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you'll never forget. Or perhaps it's a high-adrenaline (and altitude) zipline or even a swim with sharks. Can't decide what you'd like to do? Then hike, paddle, snorkel, learn, and play 'til your heart's content; all in the same day. True bucket list material if we do say so. So grab your list, book your tour, and get let the fun begin! 

Oahu Eco-Adventures

What is an eco-adventure, you ask? As its name implies, it is the sweet spot we love here at Hawaii Guide: the place where outdoor adventure and environmental responsibility come together for extraordinary fun. And if it's eco-adventure you're after, look no further than Oahu. Hop in the saddle as you tour the countryside on horseback. Watch the glorious Oahu sunset as you glide along on a Trikke. Stroll through thousands of the world's rarest tropical plants. Or paddle with Hawaiian green sea turtles and have a glimpse into their world. No matter which Oahu eco-adventure you book, know that your impact will be minimal and your fun to the max! 

Oahu Evening Entertainment

Think there's nothing to do on Oahu once the sun goes down? Well, think again because the evening entertainment is out of this world. Sit back, relax, and raise a toast to the vibrant Oahu sunset on a cocktail cruise. Want something a with a little more culture? Then how about a traditional Hawaiian luau? No trip to the islands is complete without attending at least one. Whether your idea of "magic" is dinner and dancing at sea or levitation and death-defying acts, we have the perfect evening entertainment for you. Book your night out today! 

Oahu Interactive Tours

There's no adventure like a hands-on adventure, and we think these are the best you'll find anywhere. Ocean lovers will enjoy diving in and swimming with Oahu's marine life. If you prefer the solid ground below you, grab your helmet and get ready for a thrilling (and maybe very muddy!) ATV ride. And if you've been told you have your head in the clouds, then live up to your reputation and try your hand at parasailing for a thrill to remember. Book your Oahu interactive tour today, as they often fill up quickly! 

Oahu Land Adventures

Oahu is the most-visited Hawaiian island, largely due to its wide variety of sights and things to do. The Gathering Place is a cultural mecca and provides many opportunities for sampling delicious fare, appreciating ancient Hawaiian traditions, and enjoying traditional dances and music. Of course, renting the car of your dreams (whether it's a luxury ride or a sub-compact) and touring the island is always a popular- and perfect- way to spend a Hawaiian vacation day. Book your Oahu land adventure today! 

Oahu Neighbor Island Tours

By now it's clear that there is simply so much to see and do on Oahu that you could spend your entire vacation here and still not see it all. However, many people love to grab a quick flight and hop on over to any of the neighboring islands for a day to explore the sights. Jump over to Maui and tour the otherworldly Haleakala. Need some green? Then how about a trip to Kauai to tour the best Garden Isle sights. And if you like to think big, think Big Island and its volcanoes, lava tubes, and so much more. Reserve your space on an Oahu neighbor island tour today. 

Oahu Ocean Adventures

The Hawaiian Islands are famous for so many things... and, of course, the glorious Pacific Ocean is one of the main draws. The good news is that Oahu is the ideal place to take advantage of the many opportunities for vacation bliss the ocean offers. The even better news is that here at Hawaii Guide we offer what we think are the best Oahu ocean activities you'll find. So grab your snorkel mask, surfboard, sunscreen, and sense of adventure and let the waves move you!