North Shore Attractions
The beaches on the North Shore are best for families to visit during summer months. The waves get huge mid-November through March and host the famous Triple Crown of Surfing Championships.
There’s TONS to do on the North Shore of Oahu!
- Matsumoto’s Shave Ice
- Shrimp Trucks
- Ted’s Bakery
- Haleiwa Joe’s
- Uncle Bo’s
- Ray’s Chicken
- Art Galleries
- Surf Shops
- Puu O Mahaka State Monument
There are several pretty and safe beach spots for kids!
We loved visiting new beaches year-round.
- Waimea Beach and Nature Park
- Turtle Beach – great for honu viewing!
- Sharks Cove – great for snorkeling!
It’s an absolute tourist trap, but a must-do! We all loved it.
Kids receive a “Passport to Polynesia” booklet which includes:
- Spaces to collect stamps from each island village to show they completed the games or activities
- A schedule of the day’s activities geared toward the family experience
- Space to write down the greetings for each island
- A fun illustration and the name of each island’s games or activities to help the keiki remember it when they return home.
We learned about all the Polynesian Islands. Each island exhibit showcases games, dances, costumes, art, and more about that island’s culture.
Under 4 FREE
Ali’i Luau and General Admission Package
Under 4 FREE
The canoe parade showcasing each island with its representatives dancing in traditional dress was stunning.
We had great seats for the show.
We gorged ourselves at the Ali’i Luau Buffet & Dinner Show.
Originally operated as a fruit stand beginning in 1950, Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience” in 1989.
The Gardens are lovely. The Maze is fun. The Pineapple Express Train Tour is not to be missed!
Combo tickets for all three tours (best deal):
The North Shore of Oahu is a must-see!
We loved living on Oahu for three years, exploring most of what the island had to offer. Some things we didn’t get to see or do since we had very little children. We’d love to go back!