Oahu- Known as the “gathering place,” is the third largest island and the most populated. This is actually where I was born and raised. If you are looking to get away but still want to have the nightlife and excitement of the city, Oahu is probably the right island for you.
It is a place where you can experience the beauty of the islands including waterfalls, public and private beaches, rain forests all close to shopping, spectacular nightlife and delicious dining options.
You can learn to surf, try some delicious traditional foods at a luau and visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, a living theater and theme park that covers the traditions and culture of many of the Polynesian islands and people.
You can also visit the USS Arizona, a memorial located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, which marks the resting place of more than 1,000 of the sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Another well known historical place is Pali Lookout. Kamehameha l, while taking over the islands and uniting them under 1 supreme rule, drove the defenders of Oahu over the cliffs of the Pali, making this one of the bloodiest but most important sites in Hawaiian history. Funny, I have always felt so at peace at the Pali though, it’s actually one of my favorite places.