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There's a special kind of energy on Oahu. Whether you're hiking rugged mountain trails, snorkeling crystal-clear bays, savoring delectable Hawaiian cuisine or finding the best buys at unique shopping destinations, you can feel the pulse of the island everywhere you go. Just steps from Vive Hotel Waikiki, discover the best Oahu activities, yours for the choosing. Learn to surf. Get to know sea turtles. Catch an unforgettable sunset from a rooftop bar. No matter how you want to spend your days and nights, the island delivers endless ways to create unforgettable memories around every corner.

Adventurous

Manoa Falls Trail at Honolulu, Hawaii
There's nothing as spectacular as a scenic stroll through a lush tropical rainforest with a dramatic waterfall waiting for you at the end.
Lanikai PilIbox trail Kailua, Hawaii
It's up, up and away to unforgettable, panoramic views in every direction. That and abandoned WWII military pillboxes await you on this invigorating hike.
Koko Head trail Honolulu, Hawaii
When you're up for a real challenge, lace up your most comfortable shoes and get ready to tackle over 1,000 steps to the top of one of Oahu's most scenic lookouts.
 

Foodies

Tommy Bahama's in Waikiki Honolulu
A sophisticated yet fun take on island style, enjoy a fantastic meal of Hawaiian-influenced cuisine, then retire to the rooftop bar around the firepit.
Ono Seafood Honolulu
Understated and infused with the island's spirit, this is the best place on the island to savor the delectable taste of raw tuna or octopus poke, a Hawaiian tradition.
Island Vintage Coffee at Waikiki Honolulu
Indulge in 100% pure Kona coffee, locally harvested and hand-roasted daily for the best coffee drinks, plus healthy, creamy acai bowls heaping with fresh fruit.
 

Shopaholics

Waikele Premium Outlets at Waipahu, Hawaii
Go forth and conquer the biggest savings on designer brands for clothing, shoes and accessories. A delicious food court keeps you going all day long.
Ala Moana Shopping Center Honolulu, Hawaii
More than 340 distinctive shops, restaurants and cafés together in one stunning open-air shopping center, complete with a children's play area.
Aloha Stadium Flea Market at Honolulu
A bargain hunter's dream, explore the hundreds of vendors who set up shop three times a week to bring you the best vintage goods, and Hawaiian souvenirs.
 

Beach Bums

Surfing Lessons at Moku Hawaii
Oahu's famed North Shore swells might attract the biggest names in pro surfing, but the local beaches have smaller waves perfect for learning the sport.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve at Honolulu
A protected marine reserve, this iconic and calm Oahu bay is home to thriving schools of reef fish, turtles and unique underwater coral formations.
Shark's Cove Haleiwa, Hawaii
Don't be scared by the name, this popular bay attracts snorkelers eager to explore the lava tunnels and caves that are home to colorful schools of smaller fish.
 

Hidden Gems

Yokohama Beach Waialua, Hawaii
Craving solitude? Want to avoid the crowds? Then make the trek to Oahu's west coast and explore empty miles of golden sand, framed by sparkling seas.
Laniakea Beach Haleiwa, Hawaii
If you're searching for honu (green sea turtles), then don't miss this spot. On any given day, you'll find turtles resting on the small sandy beach or swimming.
Diamond Head Market & Grill at Honolulu
Legendary for their fresh-baked scones, you'll also find savory breakfast fare and traditional Hawaiian hot plate meals here, perfect to keep you energized for the day.
 

Culture & History

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Tour Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, which includes the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri, Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, USS Oklahoma Memorial, and Pacific Aviation Museum. 
Bishop Museum, Hawaii

Preserving the history and culture of Hawaii, this museum has an extensive collection of historical, cultural, and natural exhibits, as well as planetarium and a science adventure center.

Iolani Palace, Hawaii

Explore this National Historic Landmark and the official residence of Hawaii's last two monarchs. Located in downtown Honolulu, the grand palace and beautiful grounds honor the history of Hawaii.

 

See you at the beach!