Waikiki InformationFree Things to Do in Oahu

Free Things to do on Oahu

1. Visit the Historic Pearl Harbor Historic Sites



USS Arizona Memorial is Free but you will need to make a Reservations. there are 3 additional historic sites located there that require additional free for entry.

USS Arizona Memorial are available at https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/233338  and tour times are offered every 15 minutes from 7:30am to 3:00pm. If you have reservations for these tickets, you are required to pick them up at the National Park Services’ ticket counter at least 1 hour before ticket time. In addition, there are 1,300 free tickets given out each day on a first-come, first-served basis; gates open at 7:00am


Official Website : http://www.pearlharborhistoricsites.org/plan-your-visit


2. Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden



Take a stroll/drive through 400 acres the garden in Kāneʻohe features an abundance of plants from the Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical America, India & Sri Lanka, Melanesia, Hawaii, Polynesia, and Africa. The Garden was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kāneʻohe.


Official Website : https://www.honolulu.gov/parks/hbg.html?id=569:ho


3. Friday Night Fireworks in Waikiki



Since all beaches in Hawaii are free and open to the public, you can bring a towel, sit on the beach, and watch for free.


4. Hula Show at Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki



This free beach side show is filled with traditional Hawaiian music and dancing.  This show every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and nights around sunset — at either 6:00pm or 6:30pm depending on the time of year.


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5. Take a hike


Diamondhead Trail is a shorter hike but it will still get your heart rate up since there are lots of stairs. The view of Waikiki and surrounding areas is well worth the trek.



Manoa Falls Trail is a great trail for those who want to experience the rainforest. Perfect trail for the nature lover and a rewarding view of the waterfall at the end. Note that if the trail can be muddy if recent rainfall in the area.



6. Hawaii State Art Museum



View some of Hawaii’s best contemporary art. Museum admission and activities are always free! The mission of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i.


Official Website : https://hisam.hawaii.gov/


7. US Army Museum of Hawaii



The museum and the museum store are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM. The Museum is free to all. The U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii is under the direction of the U.S. Army Center of Military History and receives well over 100,000 visitors a year. tours are available for rent from the Society for a small fee in both English and Japanese. Parking is available directly across from the museum. Validation for a reduced parking fee is available at the welcome desk.


Official Website : http://hiarmymuseumsoc.org/


To book your trip and enjoy these Oahu, Hawaii activities, contact Captain Cook Resorts today. With our help, your Hawaii trip will be an exciting and unforgettable one!