A mere 45-minute drive from Waikiki will be a memorable one when the destination is Kualoa Ranch. A day-long trip to the Ranch a great way to experience the island’s natural beauty and outdoor activities. This 4,000 acre ranch offers horseback riding, ATV trails, hiking, swimming, kayaking, garden walks, movie tours and other cultural activities. There is always something for everyone, and if you decide stay on past sunset you can join in on the evening dinner and show. Those looking to enjoy all the ranch to its fullest can book tours that include transportation to and from Waikiki. Half-day packages are also available, which would make for a fantastic way to start the day before wandering up to the North Shore to check out the big surf (late fall-winter) or to swim at Waimea Bay (late spring-early fall).