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Parks & nature in O‘ahu

Trail
“Easy hike for the whole family with beautiful vista from the pinnacle, just remember sun protection & water!”
154local recommendations
Beach
“Hike up to the Lanikai Pillboxes for a 360degree view of the windward side. ”
137local recommendations
Park
“White sands. Great for swimming! Can get busy, so we recommend visiting midweek.”
92local recommendations
Surf Spot
“This is the spot where "The Eddie" Aikau Big Wave Surfing Tournament is held. This invitation only contest is the most prestigious surfing contest in the world. Ocean conditions need to be suitable with wave height at a minimum of 20 feet and both must occur within a certain window of time (December 1 - last day of February) for the competition to be held.”
51local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“Go early to beat the crowds. The views are well worth the hike! Steep with stairs.”
60local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“Waimea Valley hosts a well kept garden that also has a nice waterfall! Make a trip out of it and visit Waimea beach which is great for swimming in the summer.”
71local recommendations
Volcano
“Multiple options here. A good spot to check the surf and walk down to the beach. The second option being to enter the park and hike up to the top! Incredible views, good exercise and perfect for pictures! -Take a surf lesson here!!”
76local recommendations
Trail
“Fun hike for all able bodied. It's a shorter hike (about 30 minutes to the first look out) but leads to one of the most beautiful sights overlooking Lanikai Beach”
47local recommendations
Farmers Market
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“The biggest and most bustling farmer's market where you can try all kinds of local favorite food and shop tropical fruits and vegetables!”
74local recommendations
Resort
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“A great horseback riding experience along the beach! Call the resort for more details.”
50local recommendations
Farm
“Everyone who loves to eat Pineapples or anything from Dole should visit this place to eat or drink a juice from Dole candy t shirts or ride or be in a maze at dole it’s a fun place to be at .”
36local recommendations
Surf Spot
“Unreal! We saw surfers rocking 40' waves! Amazing. DO NOT TRY TO SWIM HERE UNLESS YOU ARE INSANE OR A PROFESSIONAL! NO KIDS SHOULD BE ANYWHERE NEAR THIS WATER WITHOUT A TIGHT LEASH. THE RIPTIDE PULL GROWN MEN FROM THEIR FEET. Go to Turtle Bay just up the street for a swimming and family fun.”
51local recommendations
Park
“Enormous park at the base of Diamond Head and adjacent to Waikiki and the Honolulu Zoo. Many events happen here on the weekends.”
36local recommendations
Park
“Beautiful beach. You can swim here of just sit on the beautiful sand and watch the waves.”
30local recommendations
Park
“When you go grocery shopping at the Foodland in Laie you will turn left at the light from Kamehameha Hwy to enter the shopping center. Instead of turning left, make a right going towards the ocean at that light. Follow the road to the stop sign and make another right towards the ocean. This is Laie Point...you may want to bring a camera with you.****don't miss this one.”
28local recommendations
Botanical Garden
“One of O'ahu's most beautiful and expansive botanical gardens! The garden sits just below the Ko'olau mountains and has an incredible amount of botanical diversity from around the world! Heavy rain during your stay?? GO HERE, and enjoy unobstructed views of numerous waterfalls! Tip: wear mosquito repellant or long sleeves/pants. ”
50local recommendations