Hawaii is one of those places that I can dream of. Thanks to Airasia and Hawaii Tourism, it's another ticked off my bucket list. From tropical beaches and world class surf to fiery volcanoes and lush rainforests, it can be tough planning what to do. So if you are visiting Hawaii, Oahu for the first time, then make sure to read this article. And when you are ready to book for flight, Airasia.com can help with that too!

When to go
Peak season starts from Dec to April and I heard is very famous destination for Christmas holidays. So you don't like to travel with bunch of tourists, you can visit in October or any other month throughout the year as things are slowing down a little. 

Where to go
Oahu is the classic Hawaiian island, other than Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. Basically is like Phuket island and the rest are Koh Lipe (better understanding for Asian travellers). It's well developed with wide range hotels, restaurants and historical places to visit. 

1. Kakaako Mural
Kakaako is an up and coming cool neighborhood located in between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. It feels like a scavenger hunt while each turning on the streets you get to see a new colour pop creation. This one fine lady here is my favourite. 

2. USS Missouri, Pearl Harbour & Aviation Museum
The USS Missouri, also known as the Mighty Mo was the last Ameri
can battleship ever built and the last to be decommissioned. The surrender of the Japanese on the deck of the Missouri brought the Second War War to an end. You can choose to take a self-guided tour or lead by an expert historian whom the tour will take you to deep inside the inner workings of the ship including the engine rooms and gun turrets. 
Aviation Museum is one of the principal Pearl Harbour Historic Site, located near the Battleship Missouri in the battlefield hangers of historic Ford Island which were attached by Imperial Japanese Navy on Dec 7, 1941 (beginning of WWII). You can learn about the attack of Pearl Harbour, the Battle of Midway, and America's mobilization for war, manufacturing aircraft and training pilots through the showcase of airplane models. 

3. Oahu Helicopter Tour
You can experience Hawaii from the high skies above Oahu, and see the island's stunning hidden valleys, rainforest, waterfalls and many more. This one hour ride started off by gliding over the vivid turquoise coral reefs of Waikiki, followed by beautiful coral formations in Kaneohe Bay, cliffs of Nuuanu Valley rainforest, breathtaking coastline to legendary Sacred Falls and the panoramic Dole Pineapple Plantation, and finishing off with Pearl Harbour, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri. 

4. Jurassic Jungle Expedition & ATV Adventure
If adventurous traveler, you need to visit Kuoloa Ranch. It is like a vast adult playround and one of the largest expanses of valleys and peaks in Hawaii. Here is also a very popular film location with many of the Top Jurassic Park scenes were filmed. 
Here's one of the scenes in Kong: Skull Island.

5. Polynesian Cultural Center
You can spend the whole day at Polynesian Cultural Center, which covers cultural knowledge about 6 island villages including Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga. Set on 42 acres along Oahu's North Shore, the Polynesian Cultural Center has a lagoon that hosts daily canoe tours, takes guests on a journey to learn about Hawaii's royalty while enjoying traditional Polynesian food. 

6. Waikele Premium Outlet
Make sure you bring enough money when you come here. The Waikele oulet offers bargains in over 50 legendary brands. I would definitely recommend you to shop some Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi's. 

7. Waikiki Beach 
There is no doubt that Waikiki beach is the top of all tourist attractions. Along this world famous, 2 miles stretch of white sand beach, there are a number of great spots to go for tanning, surfing, and taking in a beautiful Hawaiian sunset. When we finish at the beach, the nightlife of Waikiki is just steps away making it super convenient for travellers.  

8. Sunset Beach
We spent good quiet hours at Sunset Beach. It is also one of Oahu highlights that makes the perfect all-day beach affair. 

That pretty much sum up all the activities and stay tune for my Hawaii's food/drinks post.