Given its large population and central location, Oahu is loaded with fun activities for you, your family, and your friends. The island’s many historic sites and museums give you a window into some of the most important events in American history. In particular, you can visit Pearl Harbor, where the Japanese Empire attacked us and brought us into World War II; the USS Missouri, where the Japanese Empire surrendered and ended World War II; the Winter White House, where former President Barack Obama signed some of his most important bills and orders; and the Honolulu Chinatown, which recognizes the important role that Chinese Americans have played and continue to play in Hawaii.
Besides historical sites, Oahu is full of natural wonders, many of which you can see at the island’s botanical gardens, nature preserves, and most importantly, beaches. The beaches also give you the chance to surf, sail, water ski, jet ski, and otherwise take to the surrounding oceans, providing a fun and challenging chance to explore the waters while getting great exercise. For an even more challenging experience, consider taking a deep sea fishing tour off the coast of Oahu, where you can catch marlin, tuna, Mahi Mahi, swordfish, and other beautiful and powerful underwater game.
All of these activities and more are available on different parts of the island, and because Oahu isn’t that large, you can do them in a single vacation if you wish. When planning that vacation, it helps to get a sense of all the communities in Oahu, and get directions to the Whipsaw from these neighborhoods: