Most Gorgeous Places You Can’t Miss In Hawaii (Oahu)

Waterfalls at Ko’olau Mountain Range

This mountain range was formed by ancient volcanoes erupting. Today, there are dramatic cliffs left on the Eastern side of Oahu. On a rainy day water pools at the top and you can see spectacular waterfalls coming down the cliffs.

 

North Shore

The Northern shore of the island is not nearly as developed as other parts of Oahu, but should also be on your list. Each winter the shore is pounded with 30 ft tall waves that make it a surfers’ paradise. It is easy and fun to spot professional surfers riding the waves all day.

 

Hike Diamond Head

This mountain/volcanic crater is one of the best spots in Hawaii for a quick hike. It is only about a mile long and not difficult (seriously grandmas do it). Once at the summit you have breathtaking views of Waikiki and the endless blue ocean.

 

Zipline and Rope Bridges Through the Rainforest

Though there are many places in Hawaii that you can zipline above and climb up platforms via rope bridges through the dense rainforest canopy. Climb Works is one of the best. They feature ziplines, atv rides, rappelling, and suspension bridges.

 

Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center is the perfect place to experience traditional Polynesian Culture. They have recreations of traditional villages and an amazing luau with native Polynesian dancers.

 

Dole Pineapple Plantation

Some people think this place is dull, but I loved learning about the agricultural history of Hawaii, getting lost in the garden maze (like a corn maze, but bigger), and the samples of fresh island fruit (the fruit samples alone make it worth the stop).

 

Cliff Jumping at La’ie Point

There are a lot of places one can cliff jump, and some are actually pretty dangerous. The one where I safely jumped was La’ie Point on the North Shore.


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