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Creating your Oahu Itinerary

a body of water with a mountain in the background- HUIDAWa

Going on a vacation is satisfying not only because you’ll get to experience a new culture and taste new flavors, but also it gives you that rewarding feeling of being able to take a rest after working hard. This is why you need to plan your getaway to ensure that you will get your most desired relaxing experience. However, planning can be pretty overwhelming for some, especially if you want to visit tons of places. That being said, you might want to start checking Oahu, Hawaii.


Welcome to Hawaii’s Gathering Place: Oahu

Oahu is the third largest but busiest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. The island has truly lived up to its moniker “The Gathering Place.” It is recorded to receive millions of visitors throughout the year. Its streets are always bustling with many tourists for various reasons, such as exceptional food, clean beaches, fun-filled events, and many more.


Not yet convinced? Read further as we are about to take you to the places you can visit in Oahu.


Byodo-In Temple

red and white temple near body of water and mountain under cloudy sky

If you are not a fan of crowded and loud places, you can find the tranquility you are looking for in Byodo-In Temple. This temple located at the foot of Ko’olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park was built in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.


Inside are the temple attractions such as the Amida Buddha, Bon-Sho (Sacred Bell), Meditation Pavillion, Tea House Gift Shop, and more.

Learn more here about Go Hawaii Tours exclusive  Hidden Gems of Oahu with Byodo In Temple Tour  by clicking this link. 


Waimea Botanical Garden/Waterfall


Waimea Botanical Garden is another tourist spot in Oahu that will be best enjoyed by those seeking a quiet place to relax. As the name suggests, this place is surrounded by luxurious greens and flora. The plant collections you can find here consist of various rare plants you can only find in Hawaii. But apart from the plants, you may also encounter several animal species such as birds and fish.


The botanical garden also offers a trail where tourists can enjoy hiking and be welcomed by Waimea’s waterfall, where you can go swimming.


Learn more here about Go Hawaii Tours exclusive Hidden Gems of Oahu with Waimea Botanical Garden/ Waterfall tour by clicking this link. 


Dole Plantation


If there is one thing Hawaii is famous for aside from Hula, it is pineapples. This fruit did not originate in Hawaii, but it has been linked to the island for a long time because of the large pineapple plantation built here–the Dole Pineapple Plantation.


The plantation was built by a Massachusetts native, James Drummond Dole, in 1899. Come 1950, Dole opened a fruit stand where visitors were welcomed to taste the sweet pineapple they had produced. 


The North Shore Dole Pineapple Tour is a locally guided tour to Oahu’s North Shore where guests will have exclusive access to the Dole Pineapple fields. They will be able to view all steps of the Dole Pineapple Process. From planting, picking, to processing and packaging The North Shore Dole Pineapples guests will see it, feel it and taste this one-of-a-kind experience on Oahu which is a must-do when visiting Hawaii. Additional highlights include Greenworld Coffee Farms, lunch at a local food truck, historic Wailua Sugar Mill which is now a soap factory, a photo stop at a North Shore beach, and a stop at King Kamehameha Statue before returning to Waikiki.


Learn more here about Go Hawaii Tours exclusive  North Shore Dole Pineapple Tour by clicking this link. 


Pearl Harbor


Hawaii is not only about delectable dishes and clean beaches. This magnificent paradise is also home to numerous historical stories, and one of the most popular tourist attractions that hold a deep historical significance is Pearl Harbor.


The place is more commonly called Pu’uloa, which means “long hill” or Wai Momi, meaning “water of pearls” by early Hawaiians. It is the largest natural harbor in the State of Hawaii. Today, it is among the most popular tourist destinations.


Pearl Harbor remains an active military base and is well-loved for its four main attractions: USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum, and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.


This tourist spot is a welcoming place where people from all over the world can visit and honor the fallen victims and heroes of the attack. This is where survivors can reflect on the events that have a profound contribution and impact on the lives of their and future generations.


North Shore


An Oahu excursion would not be complete without visiting the North Shore. If you enjoy being one with the water, Oahu North Shore is undoubtedly the place for you. Surfers across the globe are drawn into this surf mecca due to the legendary glassy waves that are just so perfect for surfing. But that is not the only thing that the North Shore can offer. 


These are just some of the best places you can find in Oahu. There is much more that awaits you. So why don’t you give Oahu a chance on your next vacation? You can also easily plan your trip if you seek help from a tour operator specializing in Oahu tours, such as Go Hawaii Tours.


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