I love looking back at all the beautiful places we’ve been. It’s one we continue to feel gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives. One of the earliest trips Miro and I took together was our visit to one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.
Oahu is 3rd largest of the islands and has the greatest population, of close to one million people. Over 75% of the islands inhabitants reside within the city limits itself.
Why did we choose Oahu? Many reasons. All of the islands in Hawaii Islands chain are magical. All are rich with history and culture. All have miles of beautiful beaches, breathtaking views and demanding volcanoes. And all present the opportunity for endless adventures.
But we choose Oahu, home to the famous Waikiki Beach for other reasons. As a single traveling parent with a young son, I wanted infrastructure. I found a huge variety of reasonable Oahu hotels to choose from. And most of all, after some research, we discovered plenty of activities we could do together.
Places to See and Things to Do
Waikiki Beach Surfing – a must do for family members of all ages.
Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest guided hike through the rainforest.
Diamond Head Crater – hiking trail to the lookout 760 ft. summit with incredible views.
Pearl Harbour – USS Arizona Memorial
Atlantis Submarine – experience the thrill and sites in a real submarine!
International Market Places – an island tradition shopping market in Waikiki for over 50 years.
Aloha Tower Marketplace – famous landmark, cruise terminal, shopping, entertainment and more.
Ala Moana Shopping Center – a shopper’s paradise!
Hanauma Bay – protected Marine Park, beautiful for family snorkelling.
North Shore – experience the north shore, catch the world surfing championships!