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Good things come with age, and that includes travel. While you may want to avoid surfing or other strenuous activities, there’s still plenty to do in Oahu for groups of all ages. Honolulu is perfect for families and thrill seekers, but there’s a relaxing side as well for anyone looking for a slower-paced adventure in Hawaii.
From travelers over 50 or anybody looking for a laid back time in Oahu, these are just a few of our favorite things to do:
Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona
If you’re visiting Oahu, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial is probably on your bucket list. The site commemorates one of the most emotional moments in US history. It’s located north of downtown Honolulu and comprises the USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, and USS Utah memorials. Pearl Harbor tours are available daily that include transportation to the Pearl Harbor, visits to the USS Arizona memorial Road to the War and Attack Museum, the “Black Tears” of the USS Arizona Memorial, and more.
Polynesian Cultural Center
Located on the northern shore of Oahu in Laie, the Polynesian Cultural Center is the perfect place to learn about a number of Polynesian cultures and lifestyles from different islands all in one place. They also have Luaus with a buffet and hundreds of Polynesian performers dancing and twirling torches.
There are dozens of museums across Oahu that showcase different aspects of Hawaiian culture and history. Popular museums include the Iolani Palace, Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Bishop Museum. The Bishop Museum is the biggest museum in Hawaii and is often called the “Smithsonian of the Pacific.”
You can plan your own museum day by using a rideshare service like holoholo. Travel at your own pace.
Oahu is a golfer’s paradise (of course, it’s a paradise for everyone as well)! The island has over 30 golf courses, so it’s easy to find one that suits your game. Popular golf courses include Ko Olina Golf Club, Turtle Bay Resort, Ko’Olau Golf Course, and Royal Hawaiian Golf Club.
The easiest way to see Hawaii is with a tour. Whether you’re looking for spectacular views like the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, natural wonders like the Halona Blowhole, or unique landmarks like the Byodo-In temple, there’s a tour that’s perfect for you. Be sure to select the best tour based on the intensity level that you’re comfortable with.
For seniors visiting Hawaii, there are endless activities to do all at your own pace.