Hawaii-Oahu Destination Guide
There are a variety of lodging options available in Oahu. You can choose between hotels, luxury boutiques, rentals and bed & breakfasts. Waikiki is where you will find the majority of hotels and resorts. You can also find rental cottages and condos throughout the island.
When to visit
Anytime of the year is a good time to visit Oahu with average temperatures of 75-85 degrees F. Winter is the big wave surf season on Oahu’s North Shore. During November and December there are major surfing competitions held here. Whale watching season begins in December and ends in May with peak times between January and early April.
Waikiki – Waikiki is located on the South Shore of Honolulu. Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, and is now a historic hot spot for the world. Along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue, you’ll find world-class shopping, resorts, entertainment, dining and activities. Waikiki is known for its beaches, with Leahi (Diamond Head) as the backdrop, the calm clear waters of Waikiki are perfect for sun and surf. There is more to Waikiki than just its beaches; such as the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium which offers fun for the whole family! Waikiki is a half hour away from popular attractions like Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout and Hanauma Bay.
Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor is the largest natural harbor in Hawaii, a World War II valor in the Pacific National Monument and the only naval base in the U.S. to be designated a National Historic Landmark. There are 5 historic sites honoring the events occurring at this National Landmark: USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.
North Shore, Oahu - North Shore holds world-premiere surf competitions. This area has attracted the best surfers in the world and appeals to beginner surfers as well as veteran surfers depending on the time of year.
Weather in Hawaii-Oahu
Summer temperatures range from 85 to 87°F, with night time lows of 70 to 74°F. Winter temperatures range from 70 to 74°F, with night time lows from 65 to 69Â°F.
Tipping in Hawaii-Oahu
Tipping is at the discretion of the customer, usually 15%.
Wedding Requirements for Hawaii-Oahu
There is no waiting requirement for marriage licenses, but the bride and groom must present themselves in person in order to obtain it ($50 payable in cash, valid statewide for 30 days). Guests can ask at their hotel for the nearest licensing agent.
Airport Information for Hawaii-Oahu
Travel to and from Hawaii-Oahu uses the HNL - Honolulu International Airport.
Rental Cars in Hawaii-Oahu
Many major rental agencies are available throughout the Hawaiian Islands.