Quick Stops to Make on Oahu
With so much to do and so little time to do it, there are going to be some things on your Hawaii To Do List that don't make the cut. Unless you are planning to spontaneously extend your trip, it is the sad reality that we must face. There is just so many great things to do while visiting that getting them all in is really difficult. And it is not for lack of trying, rather an abundance of items.
But, what if we could help make it easier on you, and help you plan your trip and knock out some of the quicker items? This would maximize your time, and help you to see more, and do more, while visiting.
Here are quick stops to make on Oahu. Things that don't require an entire day, and will allow you to keep checking things off of your list.
Quick stops to make on Oahu:
Dole Pineapple Plantation
The great thing about Dole is that you can spend a couple of hours here, or 30 minutes. You can even just stop into the gift shop, grab a few treats, and be on your way. We suggest taking 30 minutes, especially if you have a lot of things you want to do, and check out the grounds of the plantation. This means skipping the maze, but your pineapple treats will more than make up for it.
North Shore Beaches
Another item that can take all day, or 10 minutes. The beaches up north are incredibly beautiful, but with so much to do, you’ve got to keep it moving. Check out Waimea Bay and take a moment to soak it in. If the waves are high, watch some breaks, then be on your way.
This is a really quick stop, and won’t take long at all. Be sure to take a few pictures and watch the waves crash against the rocks.
Heading Windward, pull off and enjoy the view of the coast from the lookout, where winds can reach 80 mph! The views are great, and the history is amazing.
Though you can really spend a ton of time here, our suggestion is to park at the King Kamehameha the Great Statue, and check out the Iolani Palace across the street and the Ali’iolani Hale right behind the king. If you have a little more time, head up to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater for an amazing view of Honolulu.
To really get the most out of your time, and see all of Oahu, take a Circle Island Tour. Not only will you see the highlights of the island, you’ll learn all about the history of Hawaii, and discover places that you would never have known existed.
Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.