Vacation in a lush, tropical island paradise this year. Take your much-needed break whenever you need it to a place full of sand, sun, fun, and plenty of rest and relaxation. When you plan your tropical trip, zero in on Oahu and all it has to offer.  Explore the area around your rental, as well as some of the most iconic places on the island. Don’t miss some of the lesser-known parts of the island or go more in-depth in your favorite locations with day trips from Oahu.

Grand Tour

The tour visits many popular destinations around the island and can help you find where you want to spend more of your time. The tour includes over 15 locations, plus snorkeling, beverages, and snacks. Your knowledgeable guide leads you on a circle of the island, visiting locations like Diamond Head State Monument, the Halona Blowhole, Makapuu Beach, the North Shore, Banzai Pipeline, and many others. The 8–10-hour tour is perfect for all ages. Book your tour online.

Waikiki Trolley Blue Line Coastline & Local Grindz Hop-On/Hop-Off

The line traverses Oahu’s Southern and Southeastern Coastline. The open-air trolley starts the tour from the heart of Waikiki, through Kahala, Hawaii Kai, and along Kalanianaole Highway. You’ll see some of the most famous rugged cliffs and dramatic oceanscapes Hawaii has to offer. On the return trip, “hop off” and experience one of Hawaii’s most famous local restaurants, Kine Grindz, a Hawaiian Plate Lunch, and more.

North Shore Snorkeling & Oahu Circle Tour

The ten-hour trip circles the island and takes you behind the scenes at the Dole Plantation, a coffee farm, and more. You’ll also visit iconic Diamond Head, secret “off-the-beaten-path” beaches and spend some time snorkeling with the fish and turtles of the North Shore.

Hidden Gems of Oahu

There are several tours that take you to some of the “hidden gems” that tourists often miss. You’ll visit locales like the Waimea Botanical Garden/Waterfall or the Byodo-In Temple, Kahuku Farms, and more. The eight-hour journey begins and ends in Waikiki. Admission to locations is included, but you’ll want some spending money for souvenirs and snacks.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hop over to the Big Island and explore. The “volcano-chasing tour” starts in Kona. You’ll see the Kilauea Iki Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and more. See the active volcanic landscapes of the area, walk on unique black sand beaches, and learn about the volcanic and other natural activity that’s shaping the Big Island and the entire Hawaiian island chain to this day. Airfare, snacks, lunch, and admission to locations is included in the fee. The trip is 12 hours and leaves at 8 a.m.

Sightseeing & Food Tour

Select companies combine sightseeing with tasting tours. Visit sites like Byodo-In Temple, Koko Marina Center, Dole Plantation, the Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head Beach Park, and more. Sample snacks and treats like malasada & Hawaiian chips, Hawaiian whiskey and coffee, macadamia nuts, and more. Stop for lunch and dessert and enjoy a Hawaii shrimp plate and shave ice or Dole Whip.

Maui & Road to Hana

Hop over to Maui for another iconic tour. While the Road to Hana is “only” 64 miles, it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and plenty of blind spots. You may start out thinking a 25-mile-an-hour speed limit is slow, but you’ll be thankful for it as the air-conditioned tour vehicle twists and turns with the road and navigates one-lane bridges and more. The road to Hana isn’t just driving. There are scenic hikes to beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites like Charles Lindbergh’s grave site. The tour includes a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the best landmarks and hiking spots along the way. A breakfast sandwich, lunch, water, and snacks are provided. Airfare between the islands is included as well, and transportation to airports can be arranged.

Custom Tours

Many companies offer packages that include specific sites and activities, but you may have some ideas of your own. Companies often offer custom packages, where you can add or put together your own custom tour to ensure you see the sights on your bucket list.

Spend the Day Exploring in and Around Oahu

From a cozy studio for a solo or sweetheart escape full of Oahu fun and exploration, to a 2-bedroom for you and even more of your loved ones to enjoy delicious Oahu, Midway Vacations has a cozy vacation rental that’s just right for you and your loved ones. Arrive and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away and be replaced by the spirit of Aloha. Prepare any meal or snack of the day in the fully equipped kitchen, relax in an open living space, or retreat to a private bedroom.

Contact us today to start planning!