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    Oahu Regions

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    Home to the majority of Hawaii’s population and a wealth of activities and attractions, Oahu is separated into 5 distinct regions: Honolulu, the Windward Coast, Central Oahu, the Leeward Coast and the North Shore. World famous Waikiki is located on the south shore of Honolulu.

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      Windward Coast, Oahu

      • Valley of the Temples, Oahu  Valley of the Temples Memorial Park houses Byodo-in, a replica of a Japanese Buddhist Temple.
      • Kailua Beach Park, Oahu  Kailua Beach Park overlooks Kaneohe Bay and the Mokulua Islands and is a great spot for kayaking, windsurfing and other water sports.
      • Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Oahu  Nuuanu Pali Lookout is one of Oahu’s most popular scenic spots with panoramic views of Windward Oahu and the Koolau mountain range.
      • Makapuu Point Lighthouse, Oahu  Hike to this scenic point on Oahu’s eastern most tip for incredible views and whale watching during the winter.
      • Kailua, Oahu  Kailua Town is a buzzing beach community on the Windward Coast of Oahu, Hawaii, and is known for its turquoise water, crescent beach, unique shopping and dining.
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      Leeward Coast, Oahu

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      North Shore, Oahu

      • Haleiwa, Oahu  This historic surf town is the gateway to the legendary North Shore.
      • Waimea Bay, Oahu  Waimea Bay is a legendary surf spot influential in the birth of big wave surfing.
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      Central Oahu

      • Pearl Harbor, Oahu  Five Pearl Harbor Historic Sites honor this National Historic Landmark where World War II both began and ended.
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      Honolulu, Oahu

      • Aloha Tower, Oahu  Aloha Tower is a historic Honolulu landmark and home to an outdoor shopping and dining marketplace.
      • Kapahulu, Oahu  Kapahulu is a small neighborhood right next to Waikiki where you can find unique shops and some of Honolulu’s best local food.
      • Leahi (Diamond Head), Oahu  Hike to the top of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument for panoramic views of Waikiki and Honolulu.
      • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu  This Marine Life Conservation District is one of Oahu’s most popular snorkeling destinations.
      • Waikiki, Oahu  Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world.
      • Duke Kahanamoku Statue, Oahu  This iconic statue of “The father of modern surfing” welcomes visitors to Waikiki with open arms.
      • Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, Oahu  Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are Oahu’s historic centers for government, business and the arts.
      • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Oahu  One of the nation’s prominent national cemeteries, the National Memorial of the Pacific honors the sacrifices of America’s Armed Forces.
      • Kawaiahao Church, Oahu  The historic Kawaiahao Church was the first Christian Church built on Oahu in 1842.
      • King Kamehameha Statue, Oahu  The most famous Kamehameha Statue stands in front of Aliiolani Hale in Downtown Honolulu.
      • Honolulu Museum of Art and Shangri La, Oahu  The Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawaii’s largest fine-arts museum. Shangri La is one of Hawaii’s most architecturally significant homes.
      • Bishop Museum, Oahu  Bishop Museum houses the largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts in the state and is a popular destination for the whole family.
      • Iolani Palace, Oahu  The only official state residence of royalty in the U.S., Iolani Palace’s grounds and galleries are now open to the public as a museum.
      • Washington Place, Oahu  Visit Washington Place in Downtown Honolulu, the residence of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarch. It is located in Hawaii’s Capital Historic District and is open for private tours.
      • Queen Emma Summer Palace  The summer retreat of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV.
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    Driving Times From Waikiki To:

    1: Honolulu International Airport (HNL): 30 minutes
    2: Downtown Honolulu: 15 minutes
    3: Nuuanu Pali Lookout: 30 minutes
    4: Pearl Harbor: 30 minutes
    5: Hanauma Bay: 30 min
    6: Haleiwa Town: 1 hour

    7: Waimea Bay: 1 hour, 15 minutes
    8: Kualoa Ranch: 50 minutes
    9: Polynesian Cultural Center: 1 hour, 15 minutes
    10: Turtle Bay Resort: 1 hour, 15 minutes
    11: Ko Olina Resort: 45 minutes