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Fun things to do in Oahu

Karen Miner is the Associate Editor for SheKnows Food. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and he...

Have fun in the Hawaiian sun

The island of Oahu is home to bustling big cities, quiet beaches and tourist hot spots. Read on to find out which spots you shouldn't miss on your next visit to this Hawaiian paradise.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head

If you remembered to pack your walking shoes and are feeling up for a hike, head out for a climb of Diamond Head, part of the Honolulu Volcanic Series. Once home to Hawaii's first military reservation, Diamond Head is now a state monument attracting droves of tourists each day. Although the hike to the top is not listed as strenuous, there is plenty of uphill climbing and three sets of steep stairs between you and the rim. Once to the top though, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Waikiki and the sparkling waters of the Pacific. Due to its popularity, it is best to start your hike early in the morning when you won't have to contend with crowds on your way up the stairs. And no matter what time you visit, don't forget water and sunscreen.

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