August 31, 2008 by  
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Oahu is fast becoming a favorite holiday destination for families because of the wide options that it offers. From cultural activities to adventurous sports, your visit to Oahu will be unique. From exploring the natural beauty of this tropical island to learning about its history, Oahu gives you a vacation where you have diverse experiences.

                   Built in 1849, the Queen Emma Summer Palace in the Nu’uanu Valley was once the country house of King Kamehameha IV & his queen. Tourists visit this palace today to take a look at their personal artifacts. The North Shore Surf & Cultural Museum guides you to a history of surfing. The Mission Houses Museum including the Frame House, the New England-style saltbox houses take you through a tour of history. You can also see the replica of the Ramage hand press that was used to print the first Hawaiian laws, newspapers, bibles, school texts & other things. Echoing the grandeur of the Hawaiian royalty, the Iolani Palace is the only of its kind existing in the United States. The different exhibitions & art programs at the Honolulu Academy of Arts is amazing. Established in 1967, the Hawaii State Art Museum is one of the few museums sponsored by the state. It houses some of the best collections by the Hawaiian artists. The Hawaii Plantation Village transports you to the historic period of Hawaii when the first sugar plantation transformed the life, culture & economy of Hawaii forever. Hawaii Maritime Centre, Bishop Museum & the Hawaiian Arts & Cultural Center are other places that can guide through the rich history of Hawaii.

                       Several sightseeing tours & cruises such as Duck Tours, Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours, Navatek Sunset Dinner Cruise, Star of Honolulu Hawaiian Cultural Cruise, the Mauka Makai Excursions Inc., Martin & MacArthur Factory Tour & the KoAloha Ukulele Factory Tour are developed to help tourists explore the island. Other activities include the Atlantis Submarine Adventures, a trip to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Honolulu Zoo & a plethora of other specialty tours to adventure parks & pineapple plantations give you a clear knowledge of this Hawaiian Island.