Top Family Activities on Oahu

Top Family Activities on Oahu

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Living on Oahu, Grace Towle knows all the best places where locals go.

Looking for activities on Oahu that the whole family will love? Learn about Hawaiian culture, soar over the Jurassic Valley, and explore the island with these family-favorite adventures.

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Learn About Pearl Harbor Tour with Reserved Tickets to Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

Pick-up: Various Waikiki Locations, Ko Olina, and Aulani Resort
Price: Starting at $124

Dive deep into the history of World War II and reserve tickets to experience Pearl Harbor. Visit the USS Missouri and Arizona Memorial and explore the historic downtown of Honolulu.


Polynesian Cultural Center All-Day Pass Experience with Dinner & Show

Pick-up: Various Waikiki Locations
Price: Starting at $153

Take a trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center with an all-inclusive full-day package that includes interactive activities, canoe rides, a dinner buffet, and an evening luau show. 


Bishop Museum & Planetarium – General Admission Tickets

Check-in: Bishop Museum
Price: Starting at $25

Experience a unique look into Hawaii’s history and living culture, learn about Polynesian wayfinding, and experience the thrill of an erupting volcano at the Bishop Museum. With 3,900 exhibits, there is plenty to discover for the whole family.


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Crazy Rides

Kualoa Ranch Zipline Tours – Jurassic Valley Zipline in Hawaii

Check-in: Kualoa Ranch
Price: Starting at $184

Tour famous Hollywood film sets, Jurassic Valley, and the natural beauty of Kualoa Ranch from the treetops! This zipline tour has 7 thrilling lines for a fun and safe family adventure.


North Shore Beach Horseback Ride – Daytime & Sunset Tours

Check-in: Hawaii Polo Trail Rides
Price: Starting at $135

Discover the scenic beaches of Oahu’s North Shore on horseback. Hawaii Polo Trail Rides offers daytime and sunset tours for small groups or a private experience.


North Shore Eco Tours Off-Road Expedition with Mountain Pool Swim

Check-in: North Shore Marketplace
Price: Starting at $100

Visit beautiful panoramas, World War II bunkers, fruit orchards, and a private freshwater pool on an ex-military Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle. This high-stanced 4×4 truck can tackle rough terrain to access secluded views.


Get Out and Active

Best Honolulu Waterfalls Hiking Tours with Expert Nature Guide

Pick-up: Various Waikiki Locations
Price: Starting at $90

Adventure beyond the busy streets of Waikiki and choose from two different hikes, Manoa Falls or Likeke Falls. Learn as you hike on these family-friendly trails with an expert nature guide.


Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience – North Shore Surfing Lesson at Turtle Bay

Check-in: Turtle Bay Resort
Price: Starting at $156

Learn to surf the gentle waves at Turtle Bay on the North Shore with the Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience. Expert instructors teach surfers of all skill levels.


Bike Hawaii Tours – Honolulu Downhill Bike Adventure

Pick-up: Various Waikiki Locations
Price: Starting at $95

Coast down a winding jungle road and enjoy scenic views of Honolulu and Diamond Head on this 5-mile family-friendly ride. Venture through Oahu’s rainforest as you peddle down Mt. Tantalus.


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