Most people who visit the island of Oahu end up spending their vacation on the beach in Honolulu. Honolulu is a great place, but the real beauty of Hawaii is outside of the big city. Take a rental car, even for a day, and go to explore. Just a short ride outside of Honolulu, you will encounter the dramatic and stunningly beautiful hills and mountains of the Oahu island. We decided to be adventurous and got off the main road to explore some of the local neighborhoods…and this is the view we came across…totally worth it!