Aerial view of Punchbowl Crater at Stay Hotel Waikiki

Explore O’ahu - "The Gathering Place"

Attractions, Shopping, Surfing & More

Oahu is often referred to as the “Heart of Hawaii” – and once you’ve visited, you’ll understand why. The state’s most populated island is also home to some of the most stunningly beautiful natural landscape on Earth. Discover lush mountain ranges, pristine beaches  and exotic flora and fauna – not to mention world-class surfing and fascinating cultural history. Visit noteworthy points of interest including the Iolani Palace and the Polynesian Cultural Center, spoil yourself with a shopping excursion or experience Honolulu’s superb dining scene and exhilarating nightlife.

Aerial view of Diamond Head with sea near Stay Hotel Waikiki

Places to See

Oahu is brimming with amazing things to see and points of interest. From the gorgeous Waimea Valley on the North Shore to world-famous Waikiki to the once battle-scarred Pearl Harbor, the island has something for everyone. 

Woman enjoying the waves on a surfboard near Stay Hotel Waikiki

Things to Do

Whether you’re looking for an adventure or just want to relax on the beach, you’ll find all of it and more in Oahu, which is like a little haven of all the best things to do in Hawaii, and then some.

Close-up of Hawaiian lau lau dish served at Stay Hotel Waikiki

Great Eats

Oahu is the place you want to be if you want to satisfy a foodie craving. From authentic Hawaiian cuisine served out of roadside food trucks, to classic American staples like burgers and barbecue, there are countless options.

People in Ala Moana Shopping Center near Stay Hotel Waikiki

Shop 'Til You Drop

Oahu is a shopper's haven with a diverse range of shopping venues, including the largest open-air shopping mall in the world - Ala Moana Center. We strongly recommend an extra suitcase for all the treasures you'll find.

People in Waikiki beach enjoying near Stay Hotel Waikiki

Beach Days

Hawaii’s beaches are among the best in the world. Oahu, home to world-famous Waikiki Beach, is known for having some of the widest golden stretches — and the best surfing — in all of the Hawaiian Islands.

Colorful fireworks on the night sky near Stay Hotel Waikiki

After Dark

Oahu boasts an impressive array of fun activities you can enjoy once the sun sets. It’s not just nightclubs and bars; there’s plenty of awesome places to check out after dark!