Oahu, The Gathering Place
The third largest island boasts the world-famous Waikiki Beach as well as the equally famous Diamond Head crater. Oahu is a mixture of tropical beauty and rich history. Where else can you visit the Iolani Palace which was home of Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch? There are five dynamic regions located on Oahu: Honolulu, the Windward Coast, Central Oahu, the Leeward Coast, and the North Shore. While visiting Oahu you’ll want to take in a local festival (Spam Jam, Summer Concert Series, Ukulele Festival, Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, etc.), head to Haleiwa and grab some shave ice at Matsumoto’s, immerse yourself in the history of World War II at Pearl Harbor, enjoy the fast-paced nightlife of Honolulu with street performers and live music, or head to Ko Olina on the west side of Oahu for the most amazing sunsets. There’s so much to do on Oahu that you may never want to leave.