Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Oahu Vacation Planner 2019-2020
877-525-OAHU 35 For a complete directory of O‘ahu’s products and services, see pages 66-72 . Simple Stroll No matter what you choose to do or see on our island, a leisurely walk is the best way to immerse. Enjoy the many parks, gardens, museums, towns and historic sites all the while taking in beautiful scenery and sunny skies. Even discover the island’s unique geography and geology on a guided walking tour. Hop on a Horse Let your new four-legged friend do the walking and enjoy the natural beauty and vistas of the island on horseback. There are horses for riders of all levels of experience (and sizes!) and there are trails throughout O‘ahu. With your friendly foal, enjoy the island’s beautiful mountain scenery and panoramic coastal views. Some of the riding areas are: Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve on Windward O‘ahu and Happy Trails Hawai‘i, Gunstock Ranch and The Stables at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore. Sorry, no beach riding, except at the Turtle Bay Resort. SEE WAIKIKI FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE At Prince Waikiki, the infinity pool merges with a boundless ocean view. And with our personalized service and stunning views of the Pacific from every room, the weight of everyday life will vanish into the horizon. Find your escape at PRINCEWAIKIKI.COM or call 1.800.321.6248 Nothing but Nature Whether taking a leisurely hike through a lush valley or challenging a precipitous ridge as an experienced hiker, teaming up with a naturalist or guide is a great way to immerse in your surroundings. Makapuu Lighthouse Trail features breathtaking views of the indigo Pacific Ocean and whale watching in winter months. The challenging ‘Aiea Loop Trail offers phenomenal mountain views and a hike through Mānoa Valley will take you to a beautiful waterfall. See and hear the cheerful chatter of Hawai‘i’s birds and gain insight to the unique evolution of island species. Learn to identify local plants on a hiking trail and spot offshore islands visible on clear days. Have a lesson in Native Hawaiian plants and flowers at Honolulu Botanical Gardens’ five diverse sites on O‘ahu. Epicurean Encounters Engage the senses and embark on a flavorful journey through the island. Learn about O‘ahu’s agricultural history and explore hidden local areas. From award-winning restaurants and farms to ethnic stores and factories, your stomach will thank you for taking a culinary tour. Browse the local delicacies found throughout O‘ahu’s Farmers Markets, or take a scenic drive to O‘ahu’s North Shore and sample the fresh fruit at Kahuku Farms or savor Waialua Estate’s award-winning chocolate. Connecting Communities During your visit to O‘ahu, you can find things to do that are good for both the residents and places you play. Travel2Change connects travelers like you with local communities to make your visit to the island a positive impact. Volunteer hosts offer fun but meaningful (and green) activities that will enrich your stay on the island. Join one of their activities by visiting travel2change.org.