We did a mother daughter trip to O'ahu and had a blast! Our hotel was in Waikiki, but we ventured up the coast which allowed us to see and experience so much!
Either rent a car or take Uber to see the sights around the island. I don't recommend just staying at Waikiki because it gets very busy, and there is so much to see around the island!
Go to Waikiki beach early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
On your road trip up the coast be sure to pull over and enjoy the many viewpoints!
Take your time and take in the sights, sounds and smells around you! Breathe in that fresh ocean air!
Since we were only visiting for a week, we opted to go on a photography tour with Oahu Photo Tours to see some sights and learn about the area. We did a short 5 hour photo tour, it was small and casual with only a couple other adults. Our guide was knowledgeable, nice and funny which made it really fun! We saw so many beautiful sights and had a delicious lunch too!
We also did a one hour glass bottom boat tour which was affordable and fun! We saw sea turtles, beautiful fish and brave surfers. It was a great way to get out on the water, get awesome pictures and see wildlife.
What to do?
Beaches, shopping, food, and so much history!
There's a lot to see, smell and taste!
Road tripping up the coast to check out the many beautiful beaches of O'hau.
Eat Shave Ice and Poke! The best Poke I had was right at the Foodland grocery store.
Enjoy a Hula show, often times you can find a free one.
Relax at the beach or pool side.
Have a relaxing Zen day at the Byodo-In Temple. Ring the bell for good luck and a long life. We also enjoyed a fresh fruit smoothie there and found some treasures at the cute gift shop.
Go shopping at Waikiki and check out one of the many ABC stores.