An all-in-one adventure guide for independent travelers, Oahu Trailblazer covers all of the island’s well-known attractions, plus the hidden spots that most visitors miss. Included are both nature’s wonders and wild places, along with Oahu’s wealth of museums, aquariums, historic sites, and parklands. A well-organized text and clear directions lead to:
114 hikes and strolls: waterfalls, botanical gardens, ancient sites, ridgetops, stream valleys, rain forests, and miles of beach hikes, plus city strolls in Honolulu, Chinatown, Waikiki, the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, and Haleiwa on the North Shore.
37 snorkeling and swimming beaches, coves, and tide pools, including hike-to specials and islands reachable by swimming or kayaking from shore.
More than 100 surfing spots, for both long and short boards, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, windsurfing, and kite boarding. Find the best beginner’s waves at Waikiki, White Plains, and Haleiwa or the famous breaks sought by pro surfers at Sandy Beach, Makaha, Sunset, Waimea Bay, and the Banzai Pipeline. Also listed are the best places to be a spectator.
Oahu Trailblazer also includes
Seven maps and more than 240 photographs.
A Trailblazer Kids section for family attractions, picnic spots, swimming beaches, and outings.
A Best Of section that helps you pick the right activity for the right day.
Handpicked resorts and rustic accommodations, and selected restaurants.
A Resource Links section with visitor information, public agencies, campgrounds, recreational outfitters, Hawaiiana shops, and galleries.
Safety tips and strategies for visiting Oahu, including transportation, what to pack, and where to stay.