Free Or Cheap Activities On Oahu

Free or cheap activities on Oahu
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Check out our list of activities on Oahu that are either free or extremely cheap.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Cost: Paid • General: Park / Playground • General: Performing Arts • General: Photo Opportunity
• Tours: Guided • Tours: Self Guided • Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site • Cultural & Historical: Memorials / Statues

We all know that a trip to Hawaii can cost a lot of money. So here is a list of free or cheap activities that you can do on Oahu.

Swap Meet
A great place to buy all sort of low priced merchandise, jewelry, clothing, and souvenirs.

The Royal Hawaiian Band
Free weekly public performances are held on Fridays at Iolani Palace and Sundays at Kapiolani Park.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Enjoy a free fireworks show here every Friday night.

Kuhio Beach Park @ Waikiki
You will see hula performances, listen to Hawaiian music, and see a traditional torch lighting ceremony. This show is free and runs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday if the weather permits.

Nu'uanu Pali Lookout
Amazing views and often insane winds is what you'll find here. Bring your camera, leave the hat. There is a small parking fee for non Hawaii residents.

Byodo-In Temple
Find peace in this replica of a 900 year old temple, feed the koi, and ring the gong. There is a small fee to enter.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl)
This is a cemetery and memorial to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It's a surreal place to see and it's free.

Foster Botanical Garden
A botanical garden located in downtown Honolulu. There is a small entry fee.

Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site
The largest heiau on the island of Oahu. National historic landmark. Super easy hike with amazing views. This is free.

Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
A must-do experience for anyone visiting or moving to Hawaii. Entry to the park is free.

Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii / Mauna 'Ala
Visit the final resting place of Hawaiian Royalty. There is no fee.