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Oahu — The third-largest Hawaiian island (after the Big Island and Maui, respectively), Oahu is the state’s most cosmopolitan destination, with a mix of skyscrapers, shops, and restaurants competing for attention with tropical rainforests and more than 100 miles of beaches. For information on Waikiki and the rest of the Hawaiian capital, see our Honolulu destination guide.

Why Go

For creature comforts in Honolulu, surf-worthy beaches, and immersive Polynesian cultural experiences.

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What's New in Oahu

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Waikiki's New Wave of Affordable Boutique Chains

July 14, 2014 by Amy Sherman

Waikiki, the prime location choice for travelers to Oahu, was once dominated by large expensive hotels and budget bare-bones ones. But in recent years, several ... Read More »

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Hawaii Food, Films & More: 4 Festivals to Check Out

June 03, 2014 by Chanize Thorpe

The Hawaiian islands aren’t just about luaus, mai tais, and surfing. Each year they get more inventive with special festivals that showcase their signature brand ... Read More »

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Celebrating Kamehameha Day in Honolulu

May 28, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

O'ahu has a calendar that's full of festivals and celebrations, from the Honolulu Festival in spring to the Aloha Festivals in fall. Kamehameha Day on June 11 is ... Read More »

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37,370 Steps Around the World for Travelers to Climb

April 17, 2014 by Alex Schechter

Barcelona has its Sagrada Familia. Sydney has its white-hooded Opera House. And other places? Well, they’ve got steps – lots and lots of them. As the examples ... Read More »

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A Guide to Honolulu's Surprising Art Scene

April 14, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Honolulu isn't all beaches and paper umbrella-adorned cocktails. There's a fresh and youthful creative movement happening in the city, too. Here's where to get a ... Read More »

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“If the city you’re leaving from (or headed to) is serviced by several airports, include them all in your search for flights.”

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