Things To Do in Hawaii

Up to 50% Off at Botanical World Adventures

Hakalau

$124 $62

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Garden director guides guests in viewing, touching, smelling, and tasting fruits and flowers in a setting that evokes ancient Hawaii

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting

Kailua

$60 $30

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90-minute sampling session imparts the essentials of body and aroma with tours through six varieties of white, red, and dessert wine

Up to 79% Off at Arkaios Crossfit

Waipahu

$160 $39

CrossFit classes for adults build strong muscles with varying workouts of the day; kids' classes are designed for developing bodies

Up to 51% Off Kayaking and Hiking Tour

Kualoa Regional Park

$240 $119

Tour guides lead groups through hikes along North Shore Oahu coast, or kayaking up a river or in a sheltered bay

Up to 51% Off at Pilates Maui

Kihei

$50 $24.99

Private introductory Pilates session gears you up for one or five group mat classes

50% Off Admission to Polynesian Cultural Center

Koolauloa

$39.95 $20

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Exhibits immerse visitors in rich cultures of Polynesian nations

Up to 51% Off Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, or Party

Kapolei

$55 $27

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Family fun zone with electric karts reaching speeds of 45 mph on a 1/4 mile track, cosmic mini-putt, arcade, party rooms, & massage chairs

Up to 52% Off at Jungle River Mini Golf

Aiea

$37 $18

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The jungle-themed golf course challenges and entertains groups with bridges, waterfalls, and statues of dinosaurs emerging from tar pits

50% Off Basic Surf Lesson

North Shore

$150 $75

Beginners' surf lessons begin with on-land tips and etiquette and culminate with surfing real waves on the North Shore

Up to 61% Off Classes at Hawaii Judo Academy

Aiea

$60 $29

Led by Olympian Taylor Takata, students of all ages learn the throws and takedowns of judo

49% Off Snorkeling Equipment Rental

Lahaina

$39 $20

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Fourever Fab – Up to 50% Off Beatles Tribute

Pacific Beach Hotel

$94.24 $49

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Twist and shout as a veteran Beatles tribute performs the greatest hits from the Ed Sullivan days to Abbey Road

61% Off Outdoor TRX Boot-Camp Classes

Kawainui Park - Kailua

$99 $39

Instructors motivate clients of all ability levels during workouts designed to tone bodies, burn calories, and increase core strength

Up to 77% Off Boot Camp Classes

Waipio

$75 $29

Seasoned martial artists help clients lose pounds and gain strength in intense boot camp classes

Up to 55% Off Group or Private Fitness Classes at Om Ohana

Kaneohe

$119 $59

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Group classes challenge exercisers of all levels; custom-tailored personal training and private yoga instruction offer nutrition counseling

49% Off Martial Arts

Makakilo - Kapolei - Honokai Hale

$55 $28

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Up to 51% Off Dance Classes for One or Two

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Classes are led by experienced instructors who are also part of a professional salsa dance troupe

67% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Aiea

$150 $49

Kickboxing program combines taekwondo kicks and boxing techniques in a fun, effective workout for women

Up to 57% Off Honolulu Bike Tour from Pedal Bike Tours

Honolulu

$69 $39

10-mile guided bike trips down car-free paths and past sites such as the royal palace and Chinatown

50% Off Five Yoga Classes

Kailua

$100 $50

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Up to 50% Off Plane Tour of Oahu

Makakilo - Kapolei - Honokai Hale

$300 $149

Cessna airplanes guide groups over cityscapes, ocean waters, and coastlines across Oahu

Up to 55% Off Flight Experiences from Acroflight International

Dillingham Airfield

$220 $99

Certified pilots and passengers cruise over Waimea Falls or pull acrobatic maneuvers above beaches and lush landscapes

Up to 89% Off Personal Training at The Art of Fitness

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$120 $15

Personal trainers help clients reach their fitness goals using TRX bands, rowing machines, spinning bikes, free weights, and ladders

Up to 72% Off Hot iYoga Classes

Kailua

$160 $49

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Easy-to-follow yoga sessions that follow a prerecorded audio track inside an infrared-heated, humidified studio

Up to 55% Off at Paintball Hawaii

Paintball Hawaii Westside

$80 $39

Players compete in paintball arena with turf-lined regulation field

Up to 54% Off Paddleboard or Surfboard Rental

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

$60 $29

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Boarders choose from a variety of short boards, long boards, or standup paddleboards from brands including Surftech and Donald Takayama

Up to 53% Off from Hawaiian WaterSports

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

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Explore the waters of Kailua’s east shores and spot birds and sea turtles while paddling in kayaks; huge variety of standup boards

Up to 70% Off Lessons at Hawaii Salsa 101

Kalihi - Palama

$97 $29

Group or private salsa lessons teach basic techniques of the dance; social events allows students to show off their skills

Up to 86% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Mccully - Moiliili

$270 $39

Certified personal trainers tailor an exercise program designed specifically to burn fat and tone muscle

Up to 57% Off Go-Karting at The Groove

Honolulu

$59.90 $29

Racing memberships give discounts on rides and merchandise, and parties host up to 30 people for a racing tournament plus party room

50% Off Comedy U

Mccully - Moiliili

$14 $7

Groups head to Anna O’Brien’s for a laugh-filled evening on Comedy U nights, which feature both standup and an open mic

Up to 69% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Honolulu

$159 $49

Intense muscle-confusion workouts help women rapidly improve their level of fitness under the guidance of certified coaches

Up to 55% Off Dance Classes at Hawaii State Ballet

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$80 $39

Dance classes develop motor skills while bolstering creativity

45% Off Services

Mccully - Moiliili

$297 $163

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50% Off Tandem Parasail Ride

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$150 $75

Towed behind a yellow speedboat, parasailers lift off from the boat and fly 500 feet above the water

Up to 54% Off Tango Classes at Paradise Tango Argentino

Downtown Honolulu

$70 $35

Acclaimed instructors Brett and Jennifer Griswold share the international language of the Argentine tango in group and private lessons

Up to 56% Off Fitness Classes at HULAerobics

Queens Beach

$45 $20

Energetic workouts borrow from hula and Tahitian dances to help exercisers torch calories, drop pounds, and have fun

Up to 56% Off from Ohana Walking Tours

King Kamehameha Statue

$40 $20

A guide dispenses in-depth historical factoids to 15–20 guests on a two-hour walking tour past downtown Honolulu attractions and landmarks

Up to 85% Off Classes at Technics Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Kalihi - Palama

$150 $25

Instructors use their hard-won education to lead students in a strength and conditioning class

Up to 52% Off Scuba Diving

Honolulu

$125 $65

After a briefing on land, students take to the water to explore coral reefs

55% Off

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$69 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Group Surf or Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson

Waikiki

$150 $75

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CPR- and lifeguard-certified instructors lead group surf or paddleboard lessons expedition at Waikiki or Diamond Head

Up to 55% Off Horseback Riding

Hawaii Kai

$75 $37

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One-hour horseback trail rides walk across a facility nestled in a dormant volcano's crater amid scenic slopes and cool onshore breezes

Up to 55% Off Surf Lesson and Canoe Ride

Multiple Locations

$132 $65

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Students of all experience levels learn to surf off Waikiki Beach atop rental boards and head out to the reefs aboard outrigger canoes

Up to 55% Off Surf Lesson and Canoe Ride

Multiple Locations

$132 $65

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Students of all experience levels learn to surf off Waikiki Beach atop rental boards and head out to the reefs aboard outrigger canoes

52% Off Waikiki Shoreline Helicopter Tours

Honolulu International Airport

$205 $99

On the 15-minute tour, passengers soar over Waikiki's iconic beaches, Diamond Head, and Punchbowl Crater

Up to 60% Off Pirate-Ship Cruise and Photos

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$55 $29

Explore Waikiki aboard an 83-ft. galleon complete with water cannons, a pirate crew, and music

Up to 64% Off at Bikram Yoga Honolulu

Multiple Locations

$160 $59

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One or two months of unlimited access to classes in a variety of yoga styles, including Bikram, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga

Up to 64% Off at Bikram Yoga Honolulu

Multiple Locations

$160 $59

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One or two months of unlimited access to classes in a variety of yoga styles, including Bikram, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga

50% Off Fly Boarding from X-Treme Parasail

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$399 $199

Fly boarding allows guests to fly more than 40 feet above the ocean

57% Off at Precision Parkour

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$80 $39

Parkour enhances participants' strength and agility as they vault, climb, and roll over obstacles

Up to 55% Off Canoe Tour for Two or Four

Hawaii Kai

$128 $59

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Guides lead 2.5-hour tours in double-hulled Hawaiian canoe for open-ocean explorations of majestic Maunalua Bay

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Aiea

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Honolulu's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

40% Off Catamaran Snorkeling Tour

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$130 $78

Take a snorkeling tour off the coast of Oahu while on board the Kahala Kai catamaran

51% Off an Afternoon Sail

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$55.20 $27

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Veteran sailor of 20 years captains 65-foot luxury catamaran on expeditions to glimpse seasonal marine life

Up to 76% Off Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Instructors teach students the discipline of karate, a Japanese martial art focused on self-defense and fitness

Up to 76% Off Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Instructors teach students the discipline of karate, a Japanese martial art focused on self-defense and fitness

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp or Training

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$120 $35

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Boot-camp sessions pull exercisers outdoors for a full-body workout, and personal trainers listen attentively to provide the best workout

Up to 60% Off Hiking Tour from Hiking Hawaii Cafe

Waikiki

$110 $49

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Treks take guests on hikes to Makapu’u Lighthouse or Kuliouou Ridge; day trip features scenic hiking and driving around the North Shore

Up to 66% Off Group Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

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Marc and Sara Zimmermann guide students through yoga, yogalates, core and boot-camp classes while enjoying the outdoors

Up to 66% Off Group Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

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Marc and Sara Zimmermann guide students through yoga, yogalates, core and boot-camp classes while enjoying the outdoors

Up to 71% Off Classes at Quality Health & Fitness

Mccully - Moiliili

$50 $19

Work up a sweat in these small-group classes, which incorporate elements of polynesian-infused dancing and total-body stretching

Up to 62% Off Classes at Yoga Theorie

Downtown Honolulu

$70 $30

Beginner-level yoga classes include Vinyasa flow and The Basics

Up to 55% Off Kailua Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu

$300 $150

After leading kayakers to Moku Nui Island, where they lunch on the sand, guides take them snorkeling among sea turtles off Lanikai Beach

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Dave & Buster's

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

Gordon Biersch

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

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The servicemen of Pearl Harbor's naval base were taking some much-needed R&R between early-morning repairs inside Hangar 37 when suddenly they heard a buzzing overhead. With the humming of their own planes and battleships periodically filling the air, this rapidly approaching sound wasn't foreign to their ears, but this instance proved to be drastically different. Thunderous explosions soon overtook Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona struggled to stay afloat as the Imperial Japanese Navy delivered a surprise military strike, which resulted in one of the most devastating attacks on American soil. With a mission to preserve the history of this tragic event, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor opened that very same hangar to the public, hundreds of feet from where ships burned and men courageously fought more than 70 years ago.

Hangar 37's 42,000-square-foot space currently houses many of the museum's artifacts, which include a World War II–era B-25B bomber, Japanese Zero, and naval planes such as the SBD Dauntless. Also open to the public, Hangar 79 displays the actual bullet holes that pierced its windows during the attack, while an authentic WWII maintenance shop contains an exhibit that explains how planes ran on Lucky Strike cigarette materials. Visitors can experience the museum's ever-evolving collection of exhibits––which has included segments dedicated to the Korean War's MiG Alley and the Flying Tigers––through guided tours in both hangars and submerse themselves in the virtual world of the museum's combat flight simulator.

319 Lexington Blvd
Honolulu,
HI
US

It’s common to see TRX suspension bands wrapped around the palm trees on the beach near Ala Moana Boulevard. The site is home to SOHI Fitness’ outdoor boot camps, which are run by owner and ACE-certified personal trainer Megan Clark, who has a degree in kinesiology and is the only trainer in Hawaii able to certify military personnel as TRX instructors, and her team of experienced trainers. To keep their clients engaged during their indoor and outdoor boot camps, pyramid workouts, and personal-training sessions, they rely on the TRX suspension-training system’s array of exercises, as well as sports drills. These may include sandbag lifting, agility-ladder running, and plyometrics.

98-1650 Kaahumanu Street
Pearl City,
HI
US

Hawaii’s lush beauty is too abundant to be experienced solely on foot, which is why Botanical World offers up-close-and-personal views of the Big Island's meticulously kept botanical gardens with services including ziplines and Segway tours. Segway riders speed past swaths of exotic plants, trees, and scenic waterfalls as they explore the garden's meandering pathways during self-guided or guide-guided tours. Elevated zipline trips, meanwhile, send guests soaring over the Hanapueo Streams falls, showing off trees’ receding hairlines as well as stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby Mauna Kea volcano.

Elsewhere in the garden, guests can explore the arboretum, which houses a sampling of Hawaii's vast array of trees, whereas the paved quarter-mile Rainbow Walk contains a cactus garden, perennial plants, and a wall of orchids. Adventurous young ones can attempt to navigate the world's second-largest permanently-planted maze, covering a space as large as a football field.

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau,
HI
US

Windward Watersports, home to one of the only certified kiteboarding schools on Oahu and professional kiteboarder Jeff Tobias, feeds wave-hungry visitors a steady diet of water-sport thrills on kiteboards, sea kayaks, and surfboards. Beginners steam toward an off-shore sandbar to safely launch into a kiteboard lesson with a certified instructor on a two-way radio helping novices navigate the warm crystal waters and grasp the kiteboarding basics, such as how to set up a four-line inflatable kite, kite theory and the wind window, and how to ensure heirloom swimsuits remain in the family using the double-knot technique. Waterbugs wishing to explore the rolling spray via the self-guided kayak eco-tour will take in a host of native coral, birds, turtles, and if lucky, a glimpse of the rare endangered monk seal. Kayak rental also includes paddle, safety vest, and the combination to Davy Jones' locker.

33 Hoolai St
Kailua,
HI
US

Designed to recreate Hawaii's native volcanic rock and its thrilling climbs, a multitude of climbing surfaces erupt throughout Volcanic Rock Gym's 3,000 square feet. From 16 feet in the air, a large top-out boulder hangs over an expanse of traversing walls, campus boards, and safety mats. Traditionalists can scale a vertical wall with the reassurance of a physical anchor on the top-rope routes, and rebellious climbers and mountain-goat impersonators can attempt the crack-climbing walls and bouldering façades. In addition, curious spelunkers can explore the bouldering cave, negotiating its ceiling holds and stubborn bats to emerge back in the gym from a massive overhang. Climbing routes change every month to present new climbing challenges and dissuade cheaters from memorizing all the foothold nibs before testing their climbing prowess.

94-423 Ukeʻe Street
Waipahu,
HI
US

Sequestered between the rolling waves of the South Pacific and the primordial beauty of Kahana State Park’s rainforests, Kualoa Ranch is the Platonic ideal of paradise. There, experienced guides lead expeditions into 4,000 acres of serene valleys and hills, stopping by famed movie sites from Jurassic Park or LOST, peering into an 800-year-old fishpond, and stopping horses or ATVs so that explorers can soak up the expansive views of southern O'ahu. Even the ranch itself is magnificent. Pavilions serve as pristine settings for guests to celebrate or yell at the sunset, nestled at the bottom of lush green mountains and on the edge of cliffs that overlook the tranquil waters of Kane'ohe Bay. Across that glimmering surface, a private, white-sand beach where guests sunbathe and lounge rests among mangroves and hau trees.

Regardless of their exact coordinates, the Ranch’s visitors experience Kualoa's rich history firsthand. A prime example of the benefits of continued preservation, Kualoa has been everything from a family getaway to a World War II airstrip, but the owners have always sought to maintain the beauty that set it apart. The tradition continues today, as employees participate in community-work projects focused on restoration, taro planting, and fostering a sense of Hawaiian pride for every visitor.

49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe,
HI
US

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