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The most visited attraction on Oahu, the USS Arizona Memorial at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center hosts over one million people every year. At this contemplative Pearl Harbor memorial, a near endless supply of oil, the Black Tears of the Arizona, seeps from the sunken battleship below.
Stand where King Kamehameha led his people to unity in 1795 after his victory at the Battle of Nuuanu. Look out past the windy cliffs of the Koolau Mountains to two rural East Oahu towns, Kailua and Kaneohe. Gusts of powerful wind can reach up to 80 MPH.
One of the most sought-after surf locations worldwide, Banzai Pipeline, located near Haleiwa Town, hosts some of the most distinguished and dare-devilish surfing competitions in the world. When large swells of waves hit North Shore Beaches, the reefs at Pipeline generate one of the most unforgiving waves on Earth. Many consider both Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay to be the nuclei of North Shore surf.
As the highlight of Waimea Valley, the 45-foot tall Waimea Falls offers the amazing experience of swimming at a Hawaiian waterfall. Mountain waters rumble down a rocky cliff into a cool pond where you can escape the hot Hawaiian sun. A short hike through lush Hawaiian rainforest will have you seeing native plants and flowers, native sites, and much more! Snap amazing photos of plants you can only find in Hawaii, and learn about the wealth of cultural history that can be found on the way to the breathtaking Waimea Falls.
Just past Hana Town on the beautiful Hana Highway is the majestic Wailua Falls. Cascading over 200 feet into a shimmering pond, the falls infuse the air with a fresh tropical fragrance. Watch as rainbows form while the wind carries mist through the sun’s rays.