Surf’s up and the sun is shining! The third largest Hawaiian Island, with an area of 600 sq. miles, Oahu is Hawaii’s most popular island and for good reason too. The island offers spectacular scenery, lush plantations, tropical beaches, and a surfer’s paradise on the North Shore. Surf the waves, appreciate the arts, sway with hula dancers, tantalize your senses with local delicacies, rock the night away or embrace under a waterfall. With Tour America you can truly discover your wild side and all the adventures that awaits you on this incredible island.
There is no shortage of things to see and do in Oahu. Why not take a helicopter tour of the island during the day or a night-time helicopter tour of Honolulu and see the city lights! You can take the Pearl Harbour excursion, hike up to Diamond Head or simply chill on Waikiki beach and take in a beach movie!
And don't forget about the shopping! Oahu shopping is well known, an experience well worth taking.
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Restaurants in Oahu
You won't go hungry on Oahu. The full range of choices here include; chef-owned glamour restaurants, neighborhood eateries, fast-food joints, ethnic spots, and restaurants and food courts in shopping malls. Everything you need is here, from Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck which does some great fish & seafood, to Ono Hawaiian foods which will give you a taste of the local cuisines. Hy’s Steak House is also somewhere not to be missed but Oahu also offers some great cafés and bistros such as the Olive Tree Café, if you are just peckish!
Shopping in Oahu
Oahu offers everything from big box retailers, and upscale boutiques, to unique specialty stores, and outlet shops. The largest and most well known shopping venue on Oahu is the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Included here are major department stores such as Sears, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, as well as more than 220 other shops and restaurants. The International Market Place, an open-air shopping bazaar with more than 130 vendors offering jewelry, apparel, souvenirs and novelty items. Other great shopping venues include the King’s Village and the Victoria Ward Center to name a few.
Weather in Oahu
Oahu has two types of weather, one warm, the other cool and wet. Summer runs from May to October and averages a daily maximum for Honolulu of 29°C (84°F) and a minimum of 21°C (70°F) thanks to the constant presence of the trade winds. Winter sees a cooling down, and the odd storm, but average high temperatures remain balmy at 22°C (72°F). Rainfall depends on where you are on the island. The higher you climb the wetter (and cooler) it gets. - Waikiki gets an annual average of only 25in(63.5cm), whereas the Upper Manoa Valley to the immediate north of Honolulu gets six times as much rain over the same period. It also rains more on the east side of the island than the west.
Average Monthly Temperatures