Oahu Activities



Kailua adventures


Hike the Kawainui Marsh Levee

Early in the morning and watch the mist lift off the Marsh and move up the mountain. Head southwest on Kuulei Rd toward N Kainalu Dr. Turn right at Oneawa St. about a mile down turn left on Kaha St and park at Kaha Park. On the other side of the marsh is the radio controlled airplane area. Arrive from the Kapaa Quarry Road. Watch for indigenous birds like Hawaiian stilts or golden plovers.

Hike to the Pillboxes above Lanikai

For an incredible view of Kailua and Lanikai Beach. Park near the boat ramp and hike up hill. Head northeaston Kuulei Rd toward S Kalaheo Ave. turn right at S Kalaheo Ave. turns left and becomes Lihiwai Rd then turn left on Alala and park at boat ramp. Continue walking on Alala taking left fork onto Aalapapa Dr. to Kaelepulu Dr just before the gate there is a driveway on left follow up on right side to ridge trail.

Boogie Board, Snorkel or Walk Kailua Beach

Previous guests have seen a Hawaiian monk seal, an eel, a green sea turtle, or a manta ray. Look up to see if the albatross (aka: frigate or iwa birds) are riding the thermals up in the sky. The best place to snorkel is sand bags in Lanikai or around the rocks at Alala Point. Green sea turtles can pop up unexpectedly.

Kailua beach

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden 

The trails are lush and tropical. It is a great place to go where the plants have their names on labels. Definitely off of the beaten path. what a gem! It has trails, the reservoir, the ducks, feed the fish . Also if you bring your art supplies and want to draw there is (usually) a Wednesday from 10-12 a.m. water color pencil botanical art studio. The docents bring in plant material for people to draw.  Located in Kaneohe

Oahu adventures

Ready to explore?

History Cultural and Museums

Bishop Museum has an Excellent book selection for Hawaiiana and Pacifica. It also has a giant whale skeleton.
Missionary Houses on King Street. Check out the Hawaiian Quilt exhibit.(808) 531-0481. Next door the Kawaiahao Church has a Hawaiian language church service.
Arizona Memorial (808) 422-0561 It is Very moving.  This is like driving to Punchbowl. The Arizona Memorial is essentially a cemetary. The movie, the museum and the boat ride to the memorial are all excellent

The Honolulu Museum of Art on Beretania EXCELLENT place for lunch Pacific fusion cuisine (You need to have a reservation to get in) and a great gift shop – (808)532-8768

Honolulu Zoo

The summer Greatest Show on Earth Wednesdays live music on the lawn in the zoo in the summer.

Fruit & Flower Market

On Thursday mornings, 9:00 -9:45. by Kailua Rec. Center on Kainalu Rd. Thursday evenings behind Longs 5-8pm.

Other Activities

Turtle Watching
Art Galleries
Obama watching
Watch polo in Waimanalo
Kualoa Ranch Trail Rides
Maunawili Farms Riding
Snorkel at Hanauma Bay
Hula Dancing
Live Hawaiian Music
Pali Lookout
Maunawili Waterfalls
Botanical Gardens
Historical Heiau behind YMCA

Notice: ob_end_flush(): Failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/hawaiisheffieldh/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5373