• Sunset Beach Park

    This North Shore beach is a favorite with folks who follow the surfing circuit. During the summer, its two miles of white-sand shores are relatively safe, and you’ll find swimmers and snorkelers frolicking among milder waves. Come winter, though, the surf runs high, and rip currents can be deadly. At read more

  • Waimea Bay Beach Park

    Best Attractions & Activities: Deceptively beautiful, this scenic cove � home to some of the planet’s most unforgiving surf � can mean death to naive swimmers. That is, in winter, anyway, when the waves churn up and some of surfing’s best talents take to the sea to prove their mettle. read more

  • Hawaii Shark Encounters

    Best Attractions & Activities, Scuba Diving & Snorkeling, Tours and Excursions: With Hawaii Shark Encounters, you’ll venture over three miles out to sea where you’ll have the opportunity to watch from the boat or hop into a floating cage where you can view sharks just inches away through a poly read more

  • SeaBreeze Watersports

    Best Attractions & Activities, Outdoor Activities, Scuba Diving & Snorkeling, Things to Do with Kids, Tours and Excursions: SeaBreeze Water Sports is an all around water sport company providing everything from scuba diving and para sailing to flying high in the air with a jet pack on your back. Yup, read more

  • Bishop Museum – Hawaii Maritime Center

    Best Attractions & Activities: Since its founding in 1889 as a repository for Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s family artifacts, this museum has ascended to become the state’s premiere institution for documenting the area’s cultural and natural histories. Today, its holdings include fantastic collections of archaeological and anthropological items, which preserve read more

  • North Shore

    With a reputation for relaxed living and incredible waves, this portion of the island attracts its fair share of latter-day hippies and surfers, both of whom eschew the corporate lifestyle. The North Shore offers all sorts of outdoor recreations, from hiking to scuba diving, parasailing to horseback riding. You’ll also read more

  • Iolani Palace

    Built in the early 1880s, this graceful Italian Renaissance structure is America’s only royal palace and was home to Hawaii’s last two rulers. When American businessmen overthrew the monarchy, they used the palace as the capitol until 1969; after it was vacated by the state government, restoration was begun. These read more

  • Hanauma Bay

    Created from a collapsed volcano crater, this bay is protected and calm, ideal for snorkeling, as you’ll see from the crowds around you. The snorkeling is truly amazing, since the preserve protects the wildlife and creates a favorite place for the fish to come eat. It offers great opportunity for read more

  • Manoa Falls

    A beautiful hike leads to gorgeous Manoa Valls in the lush Manoa Valley. The trail is about three quarters of a mile near a rocky stream and comes to an end at the falls. The falls are calming and intriguing, but it’s advised to not swim in the pool because read more

  • Lanikai Beach

    Set on Oahu’s windward coast, this gorgeous beach offers incredible waters and the picturesque presence of two small, offshore islands. About a mile long, the beach varies in width, although its entire stretch provides soft sands and beautiful vistas out towards the ocean and of the Koolau Range. Along with read more