Circling Oahu for the Island’s Best Sites
While visiting Oahu, it's easy to get stuck in Waikiki Beach and all that it has to offer. Really, the area offers everything that you need for a great and relaxing trip to the island and you will have a great trip to a tropical destination. But Oahu is so much more than one area, and as much as we love Waikiki Beach, great shopping, close views of Diamond Head, and more restaurants than you will be able to eat at, you have to get out and explore!
One of Oahu’s most amazing features is the diversity of the island, and taking in everything that the island has to offer can be accomplished in a single day. Tours that circle the island head out and show off Oahu, bringing the best of the island front and center while journeying from the city to the countryside and back again. Plus, you get to hear the history of Hawaii while visiting the stunning sites.
While circling the island of Oahu, you’ll see it all:
The North Shore of the island is one of the most famous places in Hawaii, and for good reason. The surf beaches that line the shore have been made famous by incredible surfing and endless beauty. From Haleiwa to Waimea Bay, the North Shore is classic Hawaii, and is always a favorite destination for visitors.
Nowhere is the diversity of Oahu more apparent than the island’s South Shore. Just minutes from Waikiki, this part of the island is a far cry from the lush countryside of the north, and features iconic offshore islands, rocky sea cliffs, and dazzling natural features like the Halona Blowhole. The volcanic history of Hawaii is front and center around the South Shore and will not disappoint.
Ko’Olau Mountain Range
Visible from everywhere on Oahu, the Ko’Olau Mountain Range is easily the most prominent site on the island, and helps to create the shape of the island. Whether you’re standing on the beach in Waikiki, or driving across the island, the Ko’Olaus represent Oahu as much as the beaches. Located all through the mountain range are great hiking trails, hidden sites, and well-known lookout points like the Pali Lookout that provide panoramic views of the island, and also play a huge role in the history of the islands.
The best advice that we can give is to head out on a Circle Island Adventure early in your trip so you can see the island, and figure out the places that you want to return to. This gives you a guide to the places that interest you the most, and you can return to spend more time there, making your vacation exactly what you want it to be.
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