The fertile central valley between the Waianae Mountains and Koolau range offers a peek into Oahu’s history. On your way from Honolulu to the North Shore, you’ll pass residential areas as well the Leilehua Plateau in Wahiawa, where you can see sprawling fields that are reminders of Oahu’s sugar cane and pineapple plantation past.
Attractions in Central Oahu include the Dole Plantation, famous for its Guinness Book of World Records worthy shrub maze, the Hawaii Plantation Village, where you can learn about Oahu’s plantation past, and Aloha Stadium, site of University of Hawaii football games and annual site of the NFL Pro Bowl.
But the most important landmark in Central Oahu sits to the south in historic Pearl Harbor, the largest natural harbor in Hawaii. This active naval base is home to 5 Pearl Harbor Historic Sites: The Pacific Historic Parks, the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, the Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Oklahoma Memorial. These special monuments commemorate the historic events that changed world history during World War II.
Central Oahu Highlights:
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i. VISIT WEBSITE
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace Located at Hawaii’s largest sports venue, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is a place where families can gather to share their cultural diversity with pride and a feeling of Aloha. VISIT WEBSITE
Island Air Hawai‘i’s leading regional carrier, offering more than 200 hundred weekly flights between the islands of O‘ahu, Maui, and Lana‘i using a fleet of 64-seat ATR-72 turboprop aircraft. VISIT WEBSITE
Gourmet Events Hawaii Gourmet Events Hawaii is a Premier Catering & Event Planning Company in Honolulu, Hawaii. We entertain food lovers and wine aficionados from around Hawaii as well as the U.S. mainland, Europe, and Asia. VISIT WEBSITE
Island Gifts Island Gifts is Hawaii’s Full-Service Gift Company serving all Islands of Hawaii for 28 years. We offer the largest selection of quality Hawaiian Sportswear, Unique Hand Crafted Gifts, Participatory Gifts and Island promotional items, our products are ideal for Leisure, as well as Corporate Groups. VISIT WEBSITE
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. Unique macadamia gifts or custom-made gift baskets: convention and party favors, business events, hotel sales and amenity programs, gifts for all occasions: brochure available. VISIT WEBSITE
Theatrix Hawaii LLC Hawaii’s premier full service production company, offering rentals and management service. We specialize in Corporate Events and Conventions. Our large inventory of lighting, audio, staging, drapery, carpet, and video equipment is the best in the islands. VISIT WEBSITE
Honolulu Cookie Company Our gourmet shortbread cookies are baked daily, made with the finest ingredients and natural Hawaiian flavors, and individually wrapped to maintain its delicious oven-fresh quality. We package our cookies by hand to ensure that each box can be presented as a treasured gift, from our Ohana to yours. VISIT WEBSITE
Hawaii Flower Lei Send beautiful Hawaiian leis and flowers, fresh from Hawaii to any destination within the U.S. You choose your desired delivery date for your special occasion and we’ll make sure it arrives fresh and beautiful on the date you select, guaranteed. VISIT WEBSITE