Aptly nicknamed the Gathering Place, O‘ahu is an unmatched setting for quality time together. With its laid-back beaches, rich Native Hawaiian traditions, mouthwatering delicacies, and the convenience of the archipelago’s largest airport, the Heart of Hawai‘i is well-suited to make your next vacation unforgettable.
Must-Do: Immerse yourself in tropical splendor when you hike the Mānoa Falls Trail. Surrounded by bamboo and an abundance of verdant greenery, this 2.5-mile (4 kilometers) trail may be the most gorgeous place to get your steps in. Sign up for a guided hike through Interval Travel to ensure you don’t miss anything, from flora to a scenic view around a hidden turn.
Eat: For some seriously ‘ono (delicious) eats, experience the juicy, smoky, ‘ono-liciousness that is kālua pork. Traditionally cooked in an underground oven, this meat is ubiquitous on the islands of Hawai‘i. Find it at a lū‘au, where you can witness the full pig ascend out of the oven, or in breakfast-sandwich form at Kalapawai Market.
Day-Trip: Welcome to Jurassic Park! At Kualoa Ranch, you can see the blockbuster’s filming sites without those pesky velociraptors. Located on the island’s east coast, the 2.5-hour Jurassic Adventure Tour features paradisal rainforest views and film locations like the Indominus Rex paddock, dinosaur cages, and glorious fields.