Many of the beach and nature parks that line the North Shore offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and O'ahu's natural beauty. Two such places are Pu'u O Mahuka Heiau above Waimea, O'ahu's oldest and largest ancient Hawaiian religious site, and Ka'ena Point to the west. In season, catch a glimpse of whales frolicking in the sea, pack a picnic lunch and watch surfers brave the winter swells, or see gliders ride the wind in the skies above. Better yet, take a glider ride and see breathtaking views of the North Shore as well as the whales below.
Skydiving and glider rides at Dillingham Airfield, horseback riding, and golfing at Turtle Bay Resort's championship golf course are some of the many activities that await you. Three camps with conference centers offer numerous activities for thousands of campers each year. Waimea Valley offers a world class botanical garden at Waimea Falls, where you can also visit ancient Hawaiian cultural sites.