Although it’s located right near the popular Manoa Falls, the arboretum is actually off the radar to most tourists.
Chinatown in Honolulu is one of the oldest in the United States, so if you find yourself in Oahu this Chinese New Year, you’re in luck! A parade, fireworks, lion dances, and traditional and modern Chinese fare will be available during the annual street festival in downtown Honolulu.
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.
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.