The island of Oahu offers a wide variety of cultural and artsy attractions and activities for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’d like to see local artisans and artists at work or check out a museum, there is something for everyone. The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a museum of history and science located in the historic Kalihi district of Honolulu. Here you can learn all about Hawaiian culture and peruse the many exhibits that are always rotating.
Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the museum the city’s cultural hub. From here you can also board a shuttle and take a guided tour of the world-famous Shangri La—Doris Duke’s mansion on the water by Diamond Head, which houses a center for Islamic arts and cultures.
The Green Room Gallery is within walking distance of the hotel on Kalakaua Avenue. Here you can check out artwork from local contemporary artists, who much of the time are there for signings and shows which are open to the public. The works are for sale and offer some great items to purchase to remember your visit to the island of Oahu.
Our concierge would be happy to help you plan a visit to any of these wonderful attractions or anything else you might like to do while visiting Oahu. We hope to see you soon!