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Facts About Oahu

Updated on January 20, 2012

Oahu is the third largest island in Hawaii and one of the greatest vacation destinations for you and your family. The Island of Oahu offers so much to do for everyone considering visiting this island paradise.

Family Fun And More

Time with you family can seem so short, so it is important to make the most of every moment. You can plan a fantastic family vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. When you check out the Oahu Visitors Bureau you will see that the possibilities are endless to entertain and enjoy your family. A few things that Oahu tourism has to offer are:

  • Hang Ten Surfing
    Take a family surfing lesson with a professional and watch your child smile as they are able to get up on a board in the whirling surf.
  • Atlantis Submarines
    Under the sea adventures and exploration abound with a tour under the surf. You and your family will see the creatures of the sea in their own habitat.
  • TwoGood Kayaks
    Rent some kayaks and paddle to the Mokulua Islands or explore the area and see if you can find some sea turtles.
  • Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park
    Take the day and splash in the water. Take a ride on the "Flyin' Hawaiian or enjoy the water cannons at Keiki Cove, the interactive water playground.

Oahu Submarine
Oahu Submarine

Oahu has sandy white beaches, history, fun and more that you and your family can enjoy. Make sure you plan on some down time so you can relax and take in the Eastern and Western cultures that make this place a true paradise.

Aloha Oahu

Welcome to "the gathering place", Oahu, Hawaii. One of the most visited islands in the Hawaiian archipelago, on the Oahu map you can see that it lays between the islands of Kauai and Molokai. It is home to some of the most famous places, such as:

  • Waikiki Beach
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Diamond Head
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Kaneohe Bay
  • Kailua Bay
  • North Shore

Each of these areas is unique in its own, but one common thread is that they all have breathtaking views and each can be the setting of a memory that you will never forget.

The Oahu weather is one of many reasons to enjoy what the island has to offer. You will find that the temperatures range from 74-88 degrees and the humidity is moderate during the day. Even on the warmest of days the trade winds blow and keeps everyone feeling comfortable, so all different types of activities can be enjoyed.

If you are looking for something on the land side of things then how about:

  • Diamond Head
    Plan a hike with your family to this National Landmark and one of Oahu's most popular hiking destinations. This fairly easy hike can be enjoyed by all of those who like a little adventure. Make sure you bring a flashlight so you can discover the underground caves. Bring some water and wear good footwear so you can enjoy this 760 foot extinct volcano tuff cone.
  • Dole Plantation
    More than 1/3 of commercial pineapples are grown in Hawaii. Your family can explore the pineapple gardens and maze. Enjoy a delicious pineapple ice cream as you enjoy the breathtaking views. Take the train ride and learn some fascinating and educational stories about this historical and agricultural business.

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