Start your Hawaii trip off with a bang down on Waikiki Beach, as every Friday at 7:45pm they have an epic free fireworks display set off from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Watch the colourful rockets and fireworks light up the sky and reflect in the water and join in with the ' oohing and ahhing' (wait is that directed at you or the fireworks?).
"Just hanging out on Waikiki Beach." Ever wanted to say that? Well, now you can.
This Bucket List worthy beach is all swaying palm trees, white sands, turquoise waters, resplendent cliffs and blue, blue skies.
Sound like paradise? It will be when you’re there.
Everybody’s gone surfing, so said the Beach Boys. They have indeed down on North Shore Oahu. This legendary surf spot has been drawing the best surfers from around the world since the 1950s and it’s even been crowned as the ‘Superbowl of surfing’. What’s the draw? It’s the home to so-called Big Wave Surfing, where pros battle it out at the Banzai Pipeline to catch the biggest swell. Turn up with your board and show them how it’s done.
Set sail from any of Hawaii’s eight major islands and get postcard-perfect snaps of you posing as you bob along the ocean.
There’s snorkel tours, sunset cruises, 'seafari' tours, stargazing cruises and the ultimate, whale watching cruises, where you can spot beautiful humpback whales as they migrate to the warm tropical waters between October and mid-May.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a site that honours the lives of the 1,177 sailors and marines who lost their lives in the attack that took place on Oahu Island at Pearl Harbor during World War II.
The memorial itself has recently had a $56 million renovation and is built above the sunken wreckage of the USS Arizona ship that went down, retelling the details and history of that fateful day.
On the south-eastern most point of Oahu, the Makapu'u Lighthouse has been a shining beacon for over a century.