8 Adventurous Things to Do in Oahu Beyond the Beach
When you think of Oahu, you automatically think of beaches, and for good reason: There are tons of gorgeous ones to be found, from bustling Waikiki to snorkeling haven Hanauma Bay to local surfer spots on the North Shore. But the island also provides visitors plenty of opportunities to find adventure beyond the sun and sand. Here are eight to put on your radar.
Sight-seeing can definitely work up an appetite. Snack on some refreshing Hawaiian shave ice ator Matsumoto, or indulge in a Portuguese donut (no hole) at Leonard’s Bakery. Track down Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck for some amazingly fresh seafood and pick up some local goodies at Kaka’ako Farmers Market on Saturdays. For something truly splurge-worthy, head to the 16-seat Sushi So inside the Ritz Carlton Residences, the first restaurant outside of Japan by acclaimed sushi master Keiji Nakazawa. Sit back, and let the chef surprise and delight you with an omakase-style dinner. (Photo via Getty)
Lesley Chen is a California native who writes about travel, health/fitness, and other lifestyle topics. She has a serious case of RBF and exercises mainly to balance out an aggressive candy addiction.