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3 Things to Do in Oahu at Night for the Best Hawaiian Experience

When you think of Hawaii, you probably think of sunny skies and laying out on the beach, but what is there to do at night? This guide will help you discover all the best things to do in Oahu at night. For more things to do under the sun or under the stars, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It lists all of the best restaurants to dine and attractions to see in Oahu, Hawaii, to make your vacation as stress-free as possible. Request the Guide!

Things to Do at Night in Oahu, Hawaii

As you walk down the sandy shore of Waikiki Beach, you look up over the water and see a green ray hovering over the sunset. It’s not a UFO. What you’re seeing is the starting point of the amazing nightlife in Oahu. The green flash is a phenomenon that happens over the ocean and is caused by a refraction of light just before night falls in Oahu.  Wondering what to do next? Check out our list of the top activities after sunset.

1. Indulge in an All-You-Can-Eat Luau

Surround yourself with leis, twinkling lights, hula dancers, and most importantly, an all-you-can-eat buffet! The Polynesian Cultural Center is known for putting on the best luaus in Hawaii. Their Ali’i Luau Buffet is the perfect combination of great food, live music, and dancing. You can buy a ticket for any night of the week except Sunday.

2. Attend a Street Party in Waikiki

What better way to experience Hawaiian culture than through hula dancing and authentic Hawaiian music? Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach puts on a show every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening. The party happens at the intersection of Uluniu and Kalakaua Avenues and includes music, dancing, and a torch lighting ceremony. This street is the most popular shopping destination in Oahu and is known as “The Heart of Waikiki.”  Local businesses participate in the street party every night. They feature stellar Hawaiian performances that will have you moving those hips as you window shop and try delicious food from different vendors.

3. Experience Hawaiian Nightlife in Honolulu

Tap your feet to a combination of smooth jazz and island tunes at Blue Note Hawaii on Kalakaua Avenue. After listening to some incredible music by local artists, make your way over to downtown Honolulu and have a mai tai at some of the trendiest nightclubs on the island.

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There’s nothing like a good rest after a fun night out in Oahu! Kehaulani Lanikai is the perfect vacation rental to get a little (or a lot of) R&R. Lay your head on one of two king beds, two queen beds, or a sleeper sofa. Then, wake up to a magnificent ocean view of the sunrise! This rental was specifically designed to capture the view in the best way possible and “bring the outside in.”

Regardless of whether you wish to stay on Oahu or the Big Island, you’ll always feel like you’re staying in a home away from home. All of our Private Homes Hawaii rentals display beauty and quality like no other. Make yourself comfortable at one of our vacation properties and book your dream getaway today!


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