Iconic Attractions on Oahu
Oahu, an incredible island that is the most popular vacation spot in Hawaii, and a place that is full of amazing sites and attractions. Nearly everywhere you look, there is an icon that makes the island famous, and can be seen on post cards and in photographs, displayed in homes and in local businesses.
From the island’s stunning beaches, to the lush rainforests, Oahu is a naturally beautiful place, showing off the diversity of the Hawaiian Islands, and combining the natural beauty with modern living of the big city. Despite the high population of the modern metropolis, the island has managed to hold onto its easygoing ways, and island life is in effect on Oahu. There is so much to discover, from quaint towns to lush rainforests, and there is so much to see and experience, and the iconic attractions of the island only add to the island’s character.
There are plenty of famous sites and there are also plenty of unknown sites to fill a trip, and discovering as many as possible will help to make a vacation amazing. Here are three that we love to visit and see, all iconic attractions in their own right.
Overlooking another icon, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head is the island’s most prominent site. Seen from the entire west coast, the extinct volcanic crater is an inspiration for Hawaiians, and can be found on many different souvenirs, and is a celebrated landmark.
North Shore Beaches
Perhaps the most famous stretch of beaches in the world, Oahu’s North Shore draws surfers from all over the world for big waves and tough competition. Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay are considered the best breaks in Hawaii, and once you’ve seen the massive waves, you’ll understand why. The winter months bring the surf, and the summer months provide calmer ocean conditions, making for great beach time.
If you are visiting Oahu, there is a good chance that you are staying along Waikiki Beach. There is plenty of activity going on around Waikiki, from street festivals to shopping and dining, and plenty of family fun. The beach is a very calm stretch, protected by offshore reefs that make incredible conditions for swimming and relaxing in the perfect water. There are some waves to surf, and its on the breaks of Waikiki that surfing was invented
The island of Oahu is full of incredible sites, and endless beauty. The iconic landmarks found around the island are a big part of any trip to Oahu, and there is no doubt that you’ll see many of them as you take in the island. Oahu is an incredible destination and there is no doubt that this will soon be a favorite vacation destination.
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