About 5 year(s) ago by Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber
If you’re looking for the best view in Oahu, take the hike up Diamond Head. Towering over Waikiki, this huge volcano offers a 360 view of the island and a perfect family photo op. The 2-hour hike is steep but worth the view from the top. Take your little pineapple lovers to the Dole Plantation for a tour of the grounds, a trip through the pineapple garden maze and plenty of tasty samples. No trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Learn more about the cultural heritage of Polynesia through a variety of interactive exhibits, living history tours and hands-on activities plus live entertainment and traditional food at the award-winning Ali’I Luau. Speaking of luaus, the Paradise Cove Luau is one of the island’s best, featuring family friendly activities and games like lei-making, palm weaving, spear throwing, and outrigger canoe rides before the traditional luau dinner and live entertainment. Visit the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Memorial to learn more about the history of Hawaii’s role in WWII and the 177 men who lost their lives during the Japanese attack. If you love animals, visit the Sea Life Park, where you can swim with dolphins, rays and sea lions. Take a horse ride through the scenic Ka’a’awa Valley when you visit Kualoa Ranch, and dive under the sea without getting wet at the Waikiki Aquarium. And, when you’re ready for a splashing good time, head over to the Wet’n’Wild Water Park or take a snorkeling tour to swim with the fish and sea turtles at Hanauma Bay Beach Park.