Oahu's synthesis of East and West cultures and its juxtaposition of metropolitan areas and surf-side communities have earned Hawaii's third largest island the name of The Gathering Place. On Oahu, timeworn traditions and landmarks meet contemporary activities and lifestyle, creating a richly diverse experience for guests. When you're traveling to this part of the world, you'll find that our selection of beautiful Oahu vacation rentals are just as inviting and ideal for your Hawaiian dream vacation as our rentals on Maui, known as the Valley Isle
Where is Oahu, Hawaii?
Oahu is part of the alluring Hawaiian island chain in the Central Pacific
. The home of Hawaii's capital, Honolulu, Oahu resides 116 miles from the ever popular Maui.
Things to Do in Oahu
When considering a vacation in the Hawaiian islands, one can't help but think about gorgeous beaches - and Oahu is no exception. From the South Shore's family-friendly waters on Magic Island to the North Shore's surfer-loving tubes at Ehukai Beach, Oahu's golden sand beaches have something for everyone.
Catch the Prince Kuhio Commemoration in late March, and in September let your hair down at the Waikiki Hoolaulea - Oahu's giant block party - and see stunning floats at the Annual Aloha Festival Floral Parade. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival happens late October through early November, and each year on December 7, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade commemorates the anniversary of the invasion.
Take a tour of the Battleship Missouri and view the wreckage of the USS Arizona and the monument erected to honor those who lost their lives. Other worthy landmarks include the Leeward Coast and Diamond Head State Monument, which offer a plethora of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Other must-see attractions and activities include the Polynesian Cultural Center, Honolulu Zoo, and Chinatown, as well as Oahu's iconic Waikiki Beach for dining and vibrant nightlife. And of course, shopping possibilities abound throughout the island, as do amazing eateries.
While hot spots like the picturesque, large island town of Lahaina
might first come to mind when considering a Hawaiian getaway, Oahu offers guests the ideal combination of peaceful tranquility and bustling activity both indoors and out. Book one of our amazing Oahu vacation rentals today and prepare yourself for comfort, convenience, and unforgettable memories!
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