Oahu is the Hawaiian Island that most people are familiar with. This is because Oahu has so many of the Hawaiian vacation attractions that are known throughout the world, like Honolulu, Waikiki, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial. Oahu has long held the nick name of “The Gathering Place” and today is the home of some 900,000 residents. About three quarters of all Hawaiians call Oahu their home. Oahu is 600 square miles in area and enjoys 71-80 degrees F temperatures year round.
The Honolulu Waikiki area is clearly the largest metropolitan area in all of Hawaii with its towering skyscrapers and large crowds. Honolulu is the financial, political, and entertainment center of Hawaii. While there are large pineapple and sugarcane plantations in the rural areas, there no doubt that tourism is the largest economical draw of Hawaii.
Despite the large crowds, Oahu is a wonderful place to visit and there are really great Oahu Tours to explore. There is all the benefits of a large world class city, like top of the line hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. But there still the great benefits of being on a tropical island, like beaches, coral reefs, Waianae and Koolau Mountains, Sacred Falls waterfall, dormant volcanoes, lush greenery and much more. These beautiful nature settings translate to fantastic opportunities for tours and activities.