Oahu is called “The Gathering Place,” a very apt nickname for an amazing island where locals and tourists gather like long-lost friends. Oahu is filled with nature-centered holiday destinations like beaches, waterfalls, golf courses, and a zoo.
Despite being so far away from mainland U.S.A., Oahu is a busy and bustling island and there are plenty of attractions and fun things to do in Oahu. It is the only urbanized area among all the Hawaiian Islands and Honolulu, the state capital, is located here. Waikiki, another busy metropolitan district, can also be found in Oahu.
Despite the progressive direction of Oahu, the island is still packed with countless natural attractions. More than 15 beaches can be visited and explored along Oahu’s coastline.
The mountains near Waikiki offer some of the greatest hikes and climbs that you can experience in the U.S.A. Exploring the great Hawaiian nature requires pleasant hikes because of the island’s topography. The mountain trails and roadside scenery present pristine waterfalls and serene forests. For instance, you need to hike a little more than one kilometer to reach Waihi Falls, a beautiful waterfall at the center of Waimea Valley Audubon Center.
Honolulu Zoo can also be found in Oahu, located in the Queen Kapi’olani Park. The Honolulu Zoo features more then 1200 animals and is a popular tourist attraction in Oahu.
Golfing is one of the most popular things to do in Oahu and you’ll find several golf courses around the island. There are actually more golf courses on Oahu than on the other Hawaiian islands, in total around 40 ones if you count both public and private golf courses. With the spectacular scenery surrounding the courses it is not hard to understand why Oahu is a golfer’s heaven.
Oahu has a wonderful tropical climate which is characterized by moderate and mild temperatures all year round. Temperatures in the island are consistent throughout the year, with average highs of 27-32 ºС (80-90 °F) and average lows of 18-24 ºС (65-75 °F).
The most popular time to book a holiday in the island is from December to March. April-May and August-November are the low seasons, so you may be able to get discounts on your accommodations.
If you are a surfing enthusiast, the most ideal time to surf in Oahu is from December to February, when the waves at the North Shore can get as tall as 30 feet.
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