Pearl Harbour - Oahu Island Attractions
There aren’t many places in America where you can visit the site of a historic World War II battle. Well, there’s only one we know of, and it’s on Oahu – Pearl Harbor. Be careful about mentioning Pearl Harbor to Americans, they often just walk off with bowed heads. Just make it clear you’re not talking about Pearl Harbor, the 2001 film (featuring the lovely Kate Beckinsale) and you’ll be okay.
You could spend a whole day exploring a USS submarine and the battleship Mighty Mo, or include Pearl Harbor as part of a tour taking in everything from film locations to dormant volcanoes, and the Arizona memorial National Park, which is at Pearl Harbour. Oahu still gets lots of Japanese visitors, but these days they are keener on Oahu for the shopping, nightlife, and as a wedding location. Not a single airborne torpedo has been launched in anger for nigh on 65 years.
Honolulu Zoo – Attractions Oahu Island - Hawaii
You have to travel over 2000 miles to find a bigger zoo! Try and get it together to book for the escorted ‘zoo by moonlight tour’ for an exciting nocturnal treat all the family can enjoy on your Oahu holiday.
Hawaiian Railway – Oahu Island Attractions - Hawaii
Okay, it’s only a little one, but trundling round Hawaii’s historic railway track for an hour and a half in an open carriage will certainly make a change from our own sorry attempxs at mass transit. Little excursions like this are the ones you’ll wish you’d done when you arrive back home and see them on a TV holiday programme months too late!
Waikiki Public Aquarium – Attractions Oahu Island - Hawaii
A great place to sea tropical reef things that live in the water, but this time they’re not very far from their natural environment. A trip here might or might not put you off going in the sea yourself, depending on your point of view. There aren’t many places where you’ll see endangered Hawaiian monk seals, or sea jellies, so once again another opportunity for you to move AWAY from the beaches, and to learn more about the local marine biology by looking at it face to face – in the safety of a controlled environment.