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People come from around the world to experience Oahu’s sun, surf and sand—not to mention plenty of hikes with marvelous views, beaches to laze on, and activities above and below the ocean’s surface (you can even swim with sharks, if you’re adventurous enough). Oahu also holds its ground as a culinary destination, full of hip new restaurants and nostalgic hole-in-the-wall eateries.
But the island is also home to Honolulu, the cultural—and literal—capital of the state. Here, you can delve into Polynesian culture, wartime history and the conflict surrounding Hawaii’s statehood, all of which help visitors understand Hawaii as more than a pretty postcard packed with luxury hotels, seafood restaurants and more rainbows than you can count.