10 Things To Do In Oahu in September
Private Pearl Harbor Tour
If you’re planning on visiting Pearl Harbor for Labor Day Weekend, Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Pearl Harbor tour available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
Learn more about the Pearl Harbor Warbirds Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.
University of Hawaii Football
Kick off the college football season by supporting the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football as they play against the Colorado Buffaloes on 9/3 at 7 p.m. at the Aloha Stadium. Tickets by calling (808) 944-2697 M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on holidays) or purchased on day of event at Aloha Stadium Box Office. If you’re not around for the 3rd, the Rainbow Warriors will be playing UC Davis on 9/17 at home at 6pm – one week after traveling to Columbus to take on Ohio State University.
Learn more at http://hawaiiathletics.com/schedule.aspx?tab=football2&path=football
Waikiki Roughwater Swim
Labor Day marks the 46th annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim where swimmers from all over the world come to tackle the challenging waters of Waikiki. This open water swim measures 2.384 miles long, beginning near the Waikiki Aquarium and ending near the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Takes place on September 5th at 8:30am.
Learn more at http://www.waikikiroughwaterswim.com/
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
The festival includes culinary-focused events and evening receptions featuring dishes prepared by an all-star lineup of chefs from Hawaii and around the world, using locally sourced ingredients. The 5th Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is co-chaired by chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong and serves to showcase the state’s bounty of produce and proteins and highlight the islands’ return to a sustainable eco-system of agriculture, environment and economy.
Learn more at http://www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/
This premier showcase celebrates Hawaii’s music, dance and history, and is intended to preserve the islands’ unique traditions. Festivities on Oahu include a Waikiki Ho‘olaulea on Sept. 19 and a floral parade on Sept. 26.
Learn more at http://www.alohafestivals.com/
Go on a deep dive
The best experiences in Hawaii are often in the water. See coral reefs, sea urchins, sea turtles, fishes, octopus and sharks on a laid back, catered dive with Oahu Diving.
Read their reviews at http://www.yelp.com/biz/oahu-diving-honolulu
Though there aren’t any specific events, visiting this memorial is certainly a worthy way to honor Labor Day. Get prepared for your visit by reading Pearl Harbor Sightseeing – 5 Ways To Reach Secret Spots.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
One of Oahu’s most popular snorkeling destinations, visiting Hanauma Bay and snorkeling in the reef you can see turtles and fish in clear, shallow water. Enjoyed a day beach sitting and snorkeling at one of the most beautiful spots on Oahu. The walk to and from the beach showcases the Nature Preserve well. Plan to spend at least a day here soaking up the sun and enjoying nature.
Diamond Head Hike
The unique profile of Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) sits prominently near the eastern edge of Waikiki’s coastline. Hawaii’s most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history. Diamond Head State Monument encompasses over 475 acres, including the interior and outer slopes of the crater.
This broad, saucer-shaped crater was formed about 300,000 years ago during a single, explosive eruption that sent ash and fine particles in the air. As these materials settled, they cemented together into a rock called tuff, creating the crater, and which is visible from the trail in the park.
Take a hike on the trail to the summit of Lē‘ahi. The 0.8 mile hike from trailhead to the summit is steep and strenuous, gaining 560 feet as it ascends from the crater floor. The walk is a glimpse into the geological and military history of Diamond Head.
For more information, visit http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/diamond-head-state-monument/
Go To The Beach
A good beach day is a must when you’re looking for things to do in Oahu in September. Makaha Beach (featured above) is one of the local surfing spots, but there are also several other beaches – including Kailua Beach Park, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach.
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
Fly Pearl Harbor like it was on December 10th, 1941. Learn more about our Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.