Sightseeing in Honolulu

Half-Day Dune-Buggy or Hummer Island Tour for Two or Three from The Hawaiian Adventure Company (47% Off)

The Hawaiian Adventure Company

Honolulu

Up to three people tour Oahu in a dune buggy or Hummer, taking in views of beaches and bays, such as Pali Lookout and Waikiki Beach

$258 $138

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Catamaran Trade Wind Sailing Trip for Two, Four, or Six from Maita`i Catamaran (Up to 51% Off)

Maita'i Catamaran

Beach at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

A 90-minute sailing trip on a twin-hulled catamaran complete with a sound system, a full cash bar, and restroom facilities

$56 $28

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Tropical Fish Warehouse Tour for Two or Four Adults, or One Family at Aloha Fish Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Aloha Fish Tours

Honolulu

Learn about natural coral reefs, see tropical fish up close, and get a glimpse into how tropical fish warehouses protect wildlife

$50 $25

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Visit for Two or Four or a Family Membership to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Up to 51% Off)

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Aiea

One of TripAdvisor's top 10 aviation attractions in the U.S., Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor boasts 45+ vintage and modern aircraft

$50 $25

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90-Minute Pirate-Ship Cruise and Photos for One, Two, or Four from Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures (Up to 60% Off)

Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures

Ala Moana - Kakaako

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

$55 $29

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Two-Hour Social-Mixer Bike Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Paradise Pedals Hawaii (Up to 59% Off)

Paradise Pedals Hawaii

Honolulu

Climb onto a 15-passenger pedal-powered “bike café” and cruise around the streets of Oahu to bars and restaurants

$120 $59

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Aiea

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

$50 $25

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Hiking Tour for Two or Four, or Day Trip for Up to Four from Hiking Hawaii Cafe (Up to 60% Off)

Hiking Hawaii Cafe

Waikiki

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

$110 $49

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Green Lava, Snorkeling, Volcano Crater, or Waterfall and Movie Sites Tour From Hawaii Tour Sites (Up to 43% Off)

Hawaii Tour Sites

Honolulu

2.25- to 2.5-hour tours explore Leahi Crater, the lava tubes of Oahu, the site of Jurrasic Park, and other Hawaiian gems

$34 $21

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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

Island Treasures works to bedeck bare walls, shelves, and laser-guarded pedestals around the area with original artwork from about 125 local artisans. Add an air of culture to a home by hanging a few 4”x6” paintings ($20) from a ceiling fan, or add some prismatic pizazz to the den, bedroom, or teleportation chamber with a matted print from one of dozens of artists ($10–$25). Store explorers will also find toys, books, one-of-a-kind knick-knacks, and fashionable accessories. Beaded bracelets and necklaces ($8–$20) from the Island Treasures jewelry chest improve wardrobes, and scented sachets ($8 each) freshen any area with the smell of flowers. Guests can use aloha-print napkins to sop up spilled sauce at a luau ($16) or decorate a coffee table with a 48-inch Hawaiian-print table runner ($24). Like a mad scientist building a hot-rod Frankenstein’s monster, the store adds new items on a weekly basis.

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu,
HI
US

Named a great place for a first date by Honolulu Weekly, The Contemporary Museum provides lover-candidates with plenty of conversational topics as they wander an assortment of accessible, provocative art. Education programs and exhibitions, such as the Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawaii Artists exhibition, give freshly hatched masterpieces a chance to rub frames with the permanent collection of classics by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and more. The museum's emphasis on works created in Hawaii also makes it easy to meet the archipelago’s homegrown talent, who are often on-hand to answer puzzled stares and challenge you to aesthetically pleasing arm-wrestles.

2411 Makiki Heights Dr
Honolulu,
HI
US

As the sun rises and falls over the ocean, experienced yoga instructor Karen Le leads classes through Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow yoga sessions. Drawing from her training in the hill town in India that’s also home to the Dalai Lama, she instructs participants through postures that maximize blood circulation and improve breath and alignment. Rhythmic music and ocean breezes wafting around palm trees set the scene as students flow through dynamic Vinyasa movements and mindful Ashtanga postures. Voted #29 out of 145 Honolulu attraction on TripAdvisor, Beach | Sunset Yoga Hawaii's classes meet at the quiet left end of Waikiki, which showcases views of Honolulu's central beaches, allowing participants to finally do a true sun salutation, as opposed to a living-room-ceiling how-do-you-do.

2335 kalakaua ave #110-536
Honolulu,
Hawaii
US

The water churns along the length of The Treasure Seeker, as the 83-foot galleon slices its way out of storybook pages and into the waters of Waikiki. Crewed by a team of salty dogs, the ship specializes in pirate-themed cruises, with other boats sometimes appearing to do water-cannon battle. Passengers man the enormous squirt guns to help fend off these foes.

The crew of The Treasure Seeker also conducts more adult-oriented excursions, including evening cruises that adopt a club-like feel complete with flashing lights, music, and BYOB adult beverages. Still clad in their pirate garb, the crew leads a bit of themed skullduggery or joins in a dance or two. After de-boarding and becoming a landlubber once more, revelers can visit The Groove Hawaii for go-karting, pizza, and other pirate-free fun.

1085 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu,
HI
US

The 800 teddy bears at Teddy Bear World Hawaii might appear to be alive, but they're actually animatronic. The museum packs its 20,000 square feet with colorful scenes of the bears reenacting famous scenes from history, such as the first space shuttle launch, the construction of Mount Rushmore, and the day stuffed animals gained the right to vote. Complementing the historical exhibits are famous works of art reinterpreted to include bears, a dinosaur-themed exhibit, and the Save The Planet section that details how global warming may affect the planet's future. The building also houses a fully animated Elvis show, where a teddy bear version of the king performs a song-and-dance routine rivaled only by Elvis's short stint as a basketball mascot.

2155 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu,
HI
US