Top 5 Things to do on a Visit to Hawaii

Oahu is one of the 8 Hawaiian islands with scenic views and the capital of Honolulu, but there is much more to experience on this island.

The mountain views from Kualoa Ranch on Oahu.

In Hawaii, specifically Oahu, there are so many different places to experience on such a small piece of land. From the hustle and bustle of city life, to peaceful resorts alongside beautiful untouched land to hike, this island has something from everyone. While there are stereotypical vacation spots for tourists to visit, there is just as much to offer from places that locals visit daily.

Giovanni’s Food Truck

Located on the north shore of the island Giovanni’s is a classic for any tourist or local to visit. The menu is short and sweet with shrimp and rice or a hot dog. Their special mixture is what makes Oahu’s most popular food truck as renowned as it is. While visiting one can sign their name on the truck and visit other food trucks located nearby.

Kualoa Ranch 

This 4000 acre cattle ranch and natural preserve is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Oahu. With lush green mountains, beaming sun and a gorgeous ocean view its no wonder that the ranch is such a beautiful tourist spot. In Kualoa one can go zip-lining,  join an ATV tour or experience the movie site tour where the Jurassic films and Jumanji were located.

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

Located at the University of Hawaii stadium, vendors are wrapped all around arena to sell souvenirs for a discounted price and other pieces of artwork. If one is looking for a unique gift for a loved one or something to take home for themselves the swap meet is the best place to do so for an affordable price with items you can’t get anywhere else.

Pearl Harbor Memorial

At this historical location of the Pear Harbor attack in 1941 there are various sites to see to time travel back into that infamous day. The U.S.S. Arizona is the most popular tour as it is built above the sunken ship with oil visible in the water to this day. There is also a tour of the U.S.S Missouri where the papers to end World War II were signed. There is also the Aviation Museum with the remaining hanger where bullet holes from Pearl Harbor are still visible.

The Paradise Cove Luau

This elaborate and traditional Hawaiian luau experience is an unforgettable experience and a must do for anyone visiting the Islands. There are various Polynesian activities to do before the dinner such as temporary tattoos, spear throwing, lei making and many more. After an hour of games there is the dinner and performance with Hawaiian food and dancing.