Oahu blends cosmopolitan luxury and breath-taking scenery more than any other Hawaiian island. The state’s capital city, Honolulu, showcases the island’s urban appeal. The owner of Conwaysnb who visited this place last year told me that Nearby this place you’ll find a host of cultural and historical sites, from the austere USS Arizona Memorial to ornate ‘Iolani Palace. In the nearby Waikiki neighbourhood, a skyline of high-rises and resort hotels contrasts with sprawling white-sand beaches. For a taste of rural Hawaii, visit the North Shore. Here, you’ll find the most brilliant blue waters and meandering hikes. But those three spots aren’t all Oahu offers. Its high-class restaurants, vibrant cultural events, and wild nightlife further showcase this island as a “Gathering Place” of Hawaiian culture.
Oahu is one of the centers of Hawaii’s arts and culture scene. The island has a large number of music and dance festivals, including the Annual Ukulele Festival. You can also find many expressions of Polynesian and indigenous Hawaiian culture throughout the island. Be sure to check out the Polynesian Cultural Center on the island’s north shore for a deeper look into the island’s native heritage. It’s also important to regard Hawaiians as American citizens instead of “Hawaiians” or “Native Islanders.” While citizens of Oahu cherish their indigenous ancestry, they also take pride in their American heritage.
Residents of the Hawaiian Islands generally have a laid-back attitude. Life is slower there than most U.S. cities, and customer service can be inefficient. It’s easy to lose patience while visiting.
Known as the “gathering place,” the island of Oahu is the thid largest island of the Hawaiian chain. It certainly lives up to its nickname since majority of Hawaii’s population resides here and the island is visited by travellers from around the world. Hawaii is also a melting pot of diverse ethnicities evident in the island’s culinary traditions, entertainment, art and even languages. Enjoying fun in the sun on Oahu can mean admiring Mother Nature, hanging 10 in the Pacific Ocean or hiking old train tracks on top of a mountain.