What's unique about 10 Best is that we pride ourselves on having local experts as writers who know their local like the back of their hand. That's why we're providing a list of the top ten editor's picks of the best attractions in the Honolulu area. From flying in the air on a jet back, to underwater exploration, facing sharks and sunning on the beach, our local expert has compiles her favorite Honolulu attractions for you.
On the spectacular North Shore of Oahu, several outstanding attractions complete a vacation. Face your fears by cage diving with sharks with North Shore Shark Adventures. You'll be at the center of swimming sharks in a cage with a mask and snorkel. A few minutes away is gorgeous Waimea Bay, where the edge of a valley is quite protected from wind and offers amazing swimming in the summer time, and terrifying huge surf in the winter. Sunset Beach down the street is always a good bet for summer swimming and sunning and watching professional's top level surfing in the winter.
Outside of Honolulu is the island's best snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, a protected reef with flourishing underwater life. To escape the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, head not far inland to raging Manoa Falls, cascading in the middle of a lush rainforest jungle. So our editor's picks list and experience the best of Honolulu.