About Hawaii

Oahu for Plant Biologists



Book island tours & activities through Hilton Grand Vacations. From helicopter rides and golfing trips to ocean cruises and watersports, a wide choice of options are available to help you make the most of your vacation.

For more information, visit www.hhvtoursandactivities.com or call at (800) 420-6768, available daily between 7:30am and 5pm Hawaii Time, MondaySaturday (closed Sunday).



This is an island of activity. Whether you’re learning to surf in legendary Waikiki, hiking through the rich rainforests of Waimea Valley, snorkeling or swimming with dolphins, or watching the brilliant pastels of dusk fade off of Sunset Beach, you’ll find variety at every turn on Oahu.

Hawaii is golf heaven. Plan your trip to include a pre- or post-meeting golf excursion among more than seventy amazing golf courses on six geographically distinct islands. Experience breathtaking scenery, unforgettable signature holes and championship-caliber course design with features such as greens lined with volcanic rough and stunning seaside water hazards.

It’s warm in Hawaii, (average year-round temperature is 77 degrees F or 25 degrees C), so pack your summer attire – but bring a light jacket or sweater for the evenings. Suits and ties are very rarely worn here. Bring some casual dress clothes or resort wear if you plan on experiencing Hawaii’s nightlife. You can buy an aloha shirt and flip-flops (or slippers, as the locals call them) when you get here.

For more information, please visit gohawaii.com.

Hawaii’s Visitor Guides

Honolulu Zoo

Waikiki Aquarium

Bishop Museum

Honolulu Academy of Arts

The Contemporary Museum

Waikiki Trolley Tours and Rentals

Hanauma Bay

University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery

Arizona Memorial

USS Missouri

Hawaii Opera Theatre

Paradise Cove Luau

Polynesian Culture Center

City and County of Honolulu Golf Courses

Surf Report

Shopping & Dining

Honolulu is the capital and the most populated city in the state of Hawaii. Located on the island of Oahu, the third largest island, it is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of East and West cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the native Hawaiian people.

Honolulu is a modern city that offers a unique mix of food establishments, including a variety of culinary delights influenced by the various ethnic groups found on the islands.

For visitors looking for an adventure in shopping, Honolulu offers unique stores and retail establishments. Don’t miss the historic and diverse Ala Moana Shopping Center, just minutes away from Waikiki, the largest shopping center in the state of Hawaii.

Ala Moana Shopping Center

Ward Centers

Royal Hawaiian Center

Luxury Row

Kahala Mall

International Market Place

Duty Free Galleria

Aloha Tower Marketplace

Koko Marina Center

Waikele Premium Outlets

Pearlridge Shopping Center


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