Cheap Oahu Vacations
Your Oahu vacation
Oahu is teeming with things to see and do on a budget. If you want free, hit the beaches and nature reserves: Ala Moana Beach Park offers 76 acres of white sand and blue-water bliss, while Kahana Bay serves up a forest backdrop and peerless ocean views. Spot some local sea life at Sharks Cove to peer into rock pools and come face-to-face with turtles. Wrap your Oahu vacation up at Chinatown for cheap eateries and top-notch bargains.
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Long-time home to the US Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor offers historical insights and hands-on activities like the combat flight simulator. Climb on board a WWII battleship, visit the Aviation Museum or simply take in the memorial.
Waikiki and Honolulu
The kitsch may be a little strong here, but it's done so well that you'll soon be swaying to the hula beat along with everyone else. Beyond the girls in grass skirts, Waikiki and Honolulu also boast some of the best-value food on the island. Better still: hike up to Diamond Head for unparalleled views.
Waikiki Historic Trail
If bronzing on the beach isn't your thing, you can still make the most of an Oahu vacation. The Waikiki Historic Trail is a self-guided tour that takes in some amazing, off-the-beaten track spots, including Kuhio Beach and King's Alley Entrance. Finish up at Kapaluhu Pier for "Sunset on the Beach" on Saturday and Sunday evenings. With free movies, live entertainment and food fairs on offer, you can't really go wrong.
Hawaii State Art Museum
Dubbed "the people's museum," the Hawaii State Art Museum is packed with over 360 works of Hawaiian art to explore at no charge on your Oahu vacation. The museum cafe has some decent-priced items on the menu, but if you want to save some extra cash, grab a bite before you go.
Hanauma Bay is snorkeling nirvana and the backdrop on many films and TV series, from Blue Hawaii to Magnum, P.I. Swim with the turtles, laze on the sand and enjoy paradise on your Oahu travels. Just expect plenty of other people to be doing it with you, though – this place is popular.