Ask Getaway: 7 Great Things to Do In Oahu That Are Off the Beaten Path

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From its gorgeous beaches to its towering volcanoes, Hawai’i is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With year-round tropical weather and plenty of sunshine, the island chain is a must-visit destination for many travelers.

Oahu, the third-largest Hawai’ian island, is home to Honolulu, the state's capital, which makes the island a magnet for tourists. Waikiki Beach, one of its most iconic sites, is great for surfers, but it’s also pretty saturated with visitors. So, if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy some of Oahu’s hidden gems, we recommend these seven incredible spots.

Editor's Note: For information on the latest pandemic-related travel requirements and advisories, be sure to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites, as well as airline and destination requirements regarding mask wearing, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing. Additionally, as an island chain, Hawai’i has faced particular burdens as a result of pandemic tourism; to reduce the strain on Hawai’i’s resources and ensure the safety of its people, do not visit unless local officials deem it safe to do so.