20 Best Free Things to Do in Oahu, Hawaii Story

By Alli Sewell


20 Best Free Things to Do in Oahu, Hawaii Story

The best free things to do in Oahu, Hawaii, include hiking, visiting stunning beaches, and...

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View the Duke Kahanamoku Statue

The Duke Kahanamoku statue is a bronze sculpture found in Honolulu, Hawaii. This nine-foot-tall sculpture...

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Take hula lessons at the Royal Hawaiian Center

The Royal Hawaiian Center is a luxury shopping mall in Honolulu, Oahu. Along with browsing...

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Learn how to play the ukulele at Royal Hawaiian Center

Another of the free activities in Oahu, Hawaii, to partake in at the Royal Hawaiian...

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Watch fireworks at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Hilton Hawaiian Village is a luxury resort near Waikiki Beach. Every Friday night, the hotel...

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Catch a hula show at Ala Moana Center

Ala Moana Center is a large open-air shopping mall in Honolulu next to Ala Moana...

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Spend the day at Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach is one of the most stunning beaches in Hawaii, that's also close to...

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Marvel at the stunning Manoa Falls

Located a short drive from central Oahu, Manoa Falls is a 150-foot-tall waterfall that you...

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Climb the Diamond Head State Monument

One of Oahu’s most famous landmarks is Diamond Head State Monument. This geological feature is...

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Stroll around Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden in Honolulu covers 400 acres and features an array of flora and...

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Visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial

The tragedy at Pearl Harbor was one of the United States’ worst acts of war...

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Enjoy views of Hanauma Bay at Koko Head District Park

Hanauma Bay is one more of the incredible Honolulu landmarks. However, there is an admission...

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Surf at Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is located on the Oahu North Shore. It's a scenic sandy beach known...

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Get creative at Hawaii State Art Museum

A visit to the Hawaii State Art Museum is a great idea for a fun...

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Watch a hula show at Kuhio Beach Hula Mound

Another great place to watch a music and hula show for free in Oahu is...

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Take pictures at the Royal Hawaiian Beach and Resort

The Royal Hawaiian Resort is an iconic Waikiki landmark known for its pink facade. When...

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Wander around Kapiolani Park

Kapiolani Regional Park is Hawaii’s largest park. It’s also the second oldest park in Hawaii...

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Visit the Halona Blowhole

The Halona Blowhole is located just off of Hanauma Bay. The landmark is a rock...

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Check out the King Kamehameha statue

The King Kamehameha statue is located outside of Honolulu’s Aliʻiōlani Hale building and opposite Iolani...

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Explore the Polynesian Cultural Center

Visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center is one of the best things to do in Oahu...

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Hike the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse trail

The Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail is located on the east of Oahu and is a...

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