From historic sites to natural wonders, Oahu is filled with unforgettable landmarks worth visiting. Get off the beach and take a tour around Oahu to see everything the island has to offer. From hidden gems to the most popular tourist destinations, Oahu has it all.
If you want to see the real Oahu, you’ll definitely want to venture outside of Honolulu. Oahu was once the home of the Hawaiian monarchy, the birthplace of big-wave surfing, and the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Take a tour with SpeediShuttle to see it all!
Here are just a few of our favorite landmarks in Oahu:
Originally a simple fruit stand in 1950, the Dole Pineapple Plantation now attracts more than a million visitors every year! Activities include the Pineapple Express Train Tour, Plantation Garden Tour, and Pineapple Garden Maze. However, it might be most famous for its Dole Whip frozen, soft serve.
Waimea Valley is a sacred spot in Oahu and was known as “The Valley of the Priests.” The Waimea Falls Park is a botanical garden complete with a breathtaking 30-foot waterfall. Waimea Valley in the North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall Tours and North Shore Eco-Fun Surf Tours.
Found on Pier 9 at Honolulu Harbor, the Aloha Tower is one of the premier tourist destinations in Honolulu and an iconic symbol of Hawaii. Aloha Tower tours offer something for everybody with an observation deck, dining, marketplace, and more.
Nu´uanu Pali Lookout is a favorite sightseeing desitnation that offers an inceedible panoramic views of the windward side on the island. Perched a thousand feet above Oahu’s coastline, it overlooks Kaneohe and Kailua, Mokolii, and the University of Hawaii’s marine biology research center.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a truly moving experience and tourist spot in Oahu. The memorial honors the 2,388 Americans who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Oil from the wreck can be seen rising from the waters and is referred to as "the tears of the Arizona" or "black tears." Pearl Harbor Tours of the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri are available with SpeediShuttle.
Located east of Honolulu, the Halona Blowhole is Hawaii's version of Old Faithful. Surf sprays through a narrow lava tube shooting water 30 feet in the air. It’s a tourist favorite and bigger waves mean bigger geysers. Check out the Oahu Circle Island Adventure Tour for more information on Halona Blowhole tours and other nearby landmarks.
Diamond Head State Monument is the most popular hike in Oahu, as well as a breathtaking view overlooking the Pacific . The trail takes you to the edge of a 300,000 year-old crater, and takes about 2 hours to hike. No trip to Oahu is complete without a trip to Diamond Head.
The Iolani Palace is a National Historic Landmark and a proud part of Hawaii’s national identity. It was the royal residence of the last monarchs of Hawaii and is the only royal palace in the United States. The palace is open to the public for guided tours and offers special events and festivals.
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a Polynesian-themed theme park and living museum. It offers six Polynesian villages, luaus, and evening shows, and has become one of biggest tourist destinations in Oahu. It’s a convenient way to experience Hawaii history and catch an authentic luau.
Take a tour or book a shuttle service to Oahu landmarks with SpeediShuttle.
Let us show you our paradise on a guided tour of Oahu! We offer a much more intimate experience for travelers aboard smaller vehicles with local guides showcasing the wonders of the land and people of Hawai’i nei.