– Hawaii –

Here, you’ll find the city of Honolulu and the infamous Pearl Harbor. In other words, it’s a hot spot dripping with history and culture. And that includes places like Leahi (aka Diamond Head), Lolani Palace, and Waikiki, known for its beaches, surfing, and nightlife. Plus, you can learn a little something or two about the Hawaiian royalty that once lived here and then see an incredible sight at Nuuanu Pali Lookout. And, if you’re looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary, just track down a shrimp food truck on the North Shore of the island. That’s the best way to make the most of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine. This culinary movement was created in 1991 and was meant to blend the land and local food. And let’s just say when it comes to food, Hawaiians really value their farm-to-table traditions.

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About Oahu

Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” Oahu certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of east and west cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. It’s this fundamental contrast between the ancient and the modern that makes discovering Oahu so enjoyable. The clear blue waters of Kailua Beach meet the metropolitan cityscapes of Honolulu. The historic architecture of Iolani Palace meets the timeless memorials of Pearl Harbor. The big city of Waikiki meets the small town of Haleiwa on the North Shore. Whether you’re hiking atop iconic Leahi (Diamond Head), enjoying some of Hawaii’s best shopping, or simply unwinding on the sands of the island’s beautiful beaches, you’ll find variety at every turn on Oahu. ​

Getting There

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is Hawaii’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors. All major domestic carriers and many international carriers serve Oahu, so you can get here from just about anywhere.


Anytime of year is a good time to visit Oahu. The average temperature here is between 75°-85° F. Summer, between April and November, is warmer and drier while winter, between December and March, is a bit cooler. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round. It is generally drier on the western (leeward) side and wetter on the eastern (windward) side.

Weddings in Oahu

Saying I do is just the beginning. If you’re planning a wedding on Oahu the options are endless. Would you like to get married on one of Oahu’s beautiful beaches or in a historic venue like Kawaiahao Church? Do you want a reception by moonlight or in the comforts of a resort banquet hall? Even tying the knot on a surfboard isn’t out of the question on Oahu.


Insider Tip

By Deanna Pederson

Deanna Pederson

Hike Diamond Head, where you can visit one of Oahu’s National Landmarks.  Whether you are a hiking enthusiast or not, the panoramic view from the top is well worth the 175 steps it takes to get there.

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