Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial

One of the USA's most significant WWII sites, this somber monument commemorates the Pearl Harbor attack and its fallen service members with an offshore shrine reachable by boat.
Top Choice Park in Pearl Harbor

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

One of the USA’s most significant WWII sites, this National Park Service (NPS) monument narrates the history of the Pearl Harbor attack and commemorates fallen service members. The monument is entirely wheelchair ac…
Top Choice Beach in Makaha

Makaha Beach Park

This beautifully arching beach invites you to spread out your towel and spend the day. Except for weekends and big surf days, you’ll likely have the place to yourself. Snorkeling is good during the calmer summer mon…
Top Choice Museum in Kapolei Area

Hawaii's Plantation Village

Waipahu was one of Oʻahu’s last plantation towns and this outdoor museum tells the story of life on the sugar plantations. Though the village is definitely showing its age, you can still learn plenty about the lives…
Top Choice Beach in Kaʻena Point State Park

Keawa'ula Beach

Some say this is the best sunset spot on the island. It certainly has the right west-facing orientation and a blissfully scenic mile-long sandy beach. You’ll find restrooms, showers and a lifeguard station at the pa…
Top Choice Health Food in Waiʻanae

Kahumana Cafe

Way off the beaten track, this organic farm’s cafe inhabits a cool, tranquil hardwood-floored dining room with green-field views. Fork into fresh daily specials, bountiful salads and sandwiches or macadamia-nut pest…
Top Choice Hawaiian in ʻAiea

Kehau’s Kitchen

One of several eating choices in an architecturally troubled strip mall, the plate lunches at this simple storefront are superb. Kalua pork, lomilomi salmon (minced, salted salmon, diced tomato and green onion) and …
Top Choice Hawaiian in ʻAiea

Alley Restaurant Bar & Grill

A bowling-alley-attached restaurant seems an unlikely place to get great food, but that’s what makes it so fun. You can dig into a scrumptious furikake ahi sandwich with supercrispy fries, or Asian braised pork with…
Top Choice Diner in ʻAiea

Anna Miller’s

Many fans consider the 30-minute drive to this coffee shop from Waikiki to be an essential part of their holiday. Classic diner fare is served by waitresses right out of central casting in surroundings that have an …
Top Choice American in Waiʻanae

Countryside Cafe

Well-prepared diner fare with an island accent: omelet with kalua pork, Hawaiian-style hash, passion-fruit biscuits and more. It's at the very south end of Waiʻanae and is also right across from the far northern end…