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Outdoor Activities

Are you the outdoorsy type? Hawai’i is a place for adventurers. Unique ecosystems make hikes, trails, snorkeling and watersports an unforgettable experience on the island. Read up on where to go and how to get there in the Outdoor Activities section of the Aston Waikiki Beach blog.

5 Reasons to Visit the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum in Oahu

5 Reasons to Visit the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum in Oahu

January 17th, 2019 Outdoor Activities

Although it’s located right near the popular Manoa Falls, the arboretum is actually off the radar to most tourists. 

Don't Miss these Top Local Surfing Tournaments

Don't Miss these Top Local Surfing Tournaments

December 20th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

 

The North Shore of Oahu is famous for its powerful winter swells that attract the best surfers in the world. It’s home to the revered Banzai Pipeline, known worldwide for its epic waves. If you’re in Oahu during the peak surfing season, there’s a good chance you’ll catch one of the big-name competitions.

Ring in the New Year in Hawaii

Ring in the New Year in Hawaii

December 17th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

 

Hawaii is one of the last places on earth to ring in the new year, so it’s important to give the old one a proper send-off. Celebrate with fireworks on Waikiki Beach or a First Day Hike at the lighthouse.

Local Activities Around Waikiki

Local Activities Around Waikiki

December 10th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

 

There’s something for everyone in Waikiki, whether you’re in the mood for a day at the shops or observing marine life 100 feet below the sea. Here’s a look at local activities around Waikiki. Visit the Royal Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, Magic of Polynesia show and more.

Whale Watching in Hawaii

Whale Watching in Hawaii

November 26th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

Humpback season is upon us! Each year from November through May, humpback whales, or kohola, migrate to the warmer waters of Hawaii, spurring locals and tourists to the water’s edge in an attempt to spot these magnificent creatures.

5 Local Remedies for a Rainy Day in Oahu

5 Local Remedies for a Rainy Day in Oahu

October 22nd, 2018 Outdoor Activities

If you find yourself rained out while in paradise, don’t think of it as a loss. Here are some local activities to fill a rainy day.

A Day in Paradise: Waimea Valley

A Day in Paradise: Waimea Valley

October 8th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

Located an hour north along the volcanic coastline, Waimea stretches from misty mountains to the blue sea. Waterfalls, streams, botanical gardens, and sacred Hawaiian sites are what you can expect from your trip.

Try these Water Sports in and Around Waikiki

Try these Water Sports in and Around Waikiki

September 25th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

Seize the day in Oahu, even if it means braving a wipeout.

Hike these Sublime Trails Near Waikiki

Hike these Sublime Trails Near Waikiki

September 19th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

Visitors can scale ancient volcano craters, take in wide-open shorelines, and hike lush mountains with breathtaking views.

Snorkeling Hanauma Bay State Park

Snorkeling Hanauma Bay State Park

September 4th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

Everything you need to know before visiting this active marine ecosystem.

Your Honolulu Sunset Guide

Your Honolulu Sunset Guide

August 8th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

There’s no better way to bring peaceful reflection to the end of your day than celebrating sunset in Oahu.

Hiking Diamond Head

Hiking Diamond Head

July 10th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

Diamond Head trail is one of the best in Oahu, offering panoramic views atop a volcano crater estimated to be half a million years old.

What to Bring for a Day at Kuhio Beach

What to Bring for a Day at Kuhio Beach

July 10th, 2018 Outdoor Activities

Here’s a guide to know what exactly to bring along to enjoy beachtime at Kuhio.

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