Visit O'ahu

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O'ahu is the third largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and is home to nearly 1 million people. It's nicknamed "The Gathering Place" for its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and abundance of outdoor activities. The island boasts many popular tourist attractions such as Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, Diamond Head State Park, and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Visitors come to O'ahu for the world-class surfing spots or to learn about the storied Hawaiian monarchy with a visit to Iolani Palace -- once home to King Kalakaua. With over 500 miles of roads crisscrossing O'ahu's diverse terrain, there's something for everyone from historic sites like Byodo-In Temple and Bishop Museum to more active pursuits like kayaking at Kailua Beach or catching a show at Waikiki Shell Outdoor Theater.