These 11 Unforgettable Day Trips From Honolulu Will Fulfill All Your Wildest Dreams

Tourism accounts for approximately 21 percent of the Hawaiian economy, and nowhere are there more tourists than Waikiki. Located on Oahu’s southern shore, more than 40 percent of tourists to the state of Hawaii stay in Waikiki, despite there being incredible views, picturesque beaches, and cascading waterfalls throughout the islands, including on Oahu.

Whether you live in Honolulu and feel the need to explore, or are planning a vacation to Waikiki and want recommendations that reach beyond the luxury resort scene, we’ve got the perfect day trip for any adventure-filled Saturday. From historic sites and stunning beaches to striking waterfalls and charming towns, these 11 day trips across the island of Oahu are sure to fuel your wanderlust.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

More in the mood for a road trip? Why not take the ultimate Oahu road trip, this journey to Oahu’s prettiest waterfalls, or even this trip to all of Oahu’s most abandoned places?