Famous for its white sand beach, Waikiki remains one of the premier neighborhoods in Honolulu. Take a swim or catch the sunset at one of its world-renowned beaches. If you crave the outdoors, rent snorkels to see turtles at Kaimana Beach, take a surfing lesson, or catch a game/relax at Kapiolani Regional Park. There are countless places along Waikiki to rent snorkels or stand-up paddle board (SUP) /surfboards for a day. After a day outside, enjoy shopping that is open almost every day of the year, or have dinner at one of Waikiki's famed restaurants like Michel's or Roy's. Because Waikiki is the center of attraction in Honolulu, there are parades and events happening year-round, which means that there is no shortage of things to do in the city!
When you would like to venture outside of Waikiki, the Ala Moana Center - Hawaiʻi's largest mall - is only a hop skip and a jump away! Ala Moana Center has all of the best shops on the island, including a Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Chanel, Valentino, and more. Honolulu's famous skyline of Diamond Head is also close by for a brisk walk or hike.
Other landmark on Oʻahu include the following:
Kailua and Lanikai white sand beaches
Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial
ʻIolani Palace, the only royal palace in the U.S.
North Shore's world-famous surf beaches, and charming Haleiwa Town