The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the Hawaiian island of Oahu and the city of Honolulu is usually Mai Tai's, beaches, and the Waikiki strip.
One of my favorite things to do while vacationing in Hawaii is to plan multiple hikes around the island of Oahu.
There's a reason why movies like Lost and Jurassic Park were filmed here. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and in a lot of ways outer worldly.
You don't have to be a pro-hiker with gear, nor do you need a guide to take you. Most of the popular hikes in the area are well marked but also busy.
The 360 degree views offered at the top provide the most magnificent views of Waikiki.
Explore Hawaii's very own rainforest with a hike through a dense trail of tropical trees that eventually lead to a freshwater pool and waterfall.