THE GATHERING PLACE
HAWAII - OAHU
Here, world-famous Waikiki Beach lines the southern shore of what is called “The Gathering Place”. However, the island of Oahu is rich beyond Waikiki. It’s full of things to do and sites to see. Plan ahead to get the most out of your experience. From the magnificent beauty of the mountains to the North Shore captivating its audience with earth pounding waves, Oahu offers a rich variety to those who venture there.
Beach Walk–Nearly eight acres along Lewers Street has been completely transformed into a colorful and spirited showcase known as Waikiki Beach Walk. Eclectic and exciting, it is a new leisure destination to play and stay. Diamond Head Crater–This 760- foot tuff crater is one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks.“Diamond Head” was given the name when 19th-century British sailors thought they discovered diamonds on the crater’s slopes–in actuality, they were just calcite crystals. Dole Pineapple Plantation–Journey through the “World’s Largest Maze” for some family fun.
Take a ride on the Pineapple Express train that will give visitors an overview on the history of the pineapple, agriculture in Hawaii, and the life of James Dole. Waimea Falls–Waimea Falls is home to world-class botanical gardens and nearly 5,000 species of plants.The center aims to conserve 1,800 acres of Waimea’s natural ecosystems.