Rainy Day Activities: Oahu

4 stars from 2 reviews
Oahu offers some amazing things to do when the weather outside isn't all sunshine and rainbows.

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When you think about being in Hawaii you think about playing in the ocean, lying on the sand, or hiking through tropical rainforests. Being stuck inside because of torrential rain while you are on vacation in Hawaii would really stink if there was nothing else to do! This is where indoor activities come into play. Oahu has a plethora of things to do that will keep you out of the rain. This list should help you enjoy Oahu on a rainy day.

Hawaii Children's Discovery Center

The Children's Discovery Center is geared towards younger kids, with many interactive play areas. This will keep them occupied for hours.

Waikiki Aquarium

Home to more than 3,500 organisms from 490 species of marine plants and animals, there is something for everyone here.

Rascals Family Fun Center

Laser tag, arcade games, bowling, and mini golf, oh my!

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Soak up some Hawaiian history at the Bishop Museum. But don't worry, there is plenty for kids here as well.

Shangri La and Honolulu Museum of Art

Visit Doris Duke's home and see her collection of Islamic art as part of Honolulu Museum of Art.

Volcanic Rock Gym

Climb in the great indoors at this rock wall gym.

Iolani Palace

See how Hawaiian royalty used to live. Kids likely won't enjoy this one, but history buffs will love it.

Hawaiian Mission Houses

See how early American Protestant missionaries interacted with native Hawaiians.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Check out some amazing planes and learn about the history of aviation in the Pacific. It's fun for adults and kids.

K1 Speed

Race to the finish at this indoor go-cart race track.

Aiea Bowl

Knock down some pins at a bowling alley.

Dave & Busters

Eat and play all day here.


The massive Ala Moana Center with over 300 shops and restaurants or Pearlridge Center with a monorail between the two building will keep you dry.

Joined: Apr 2016
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What to do while it is raining on the Big Island? We like just sitting on the lanai and relax. We have also gone to the movies, in the air conditioning and just chilling. We have also used these days to plan our activities for the remainder of our stay. If it is not raining hard, we will just go for a walk along the stores and shop. A little rain didn't hurt anyone.
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
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There is plenty to do on rainy days in Hawaii. It's always warm so it's never a problem to get wet anyway. My favourites are to sit at a beach bar somewhere with a great view and a cocktail. The malls are open and under cover so shopping is always good. Hire a car take a drive around the island.

You could always catch a movie or got to Dave and Busters or there is an ice skating rink, yes in Hawaii. Lots to do when it's raining. If warm enough go take a swim.
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