Oahu, also known as “The Gathering Place,” is home to the largest population as well as the popular nightlife in Hawaii. The local food scene and craft breweries are growing and always changing. To get a good feel for the lifestyle and local culture, check out the neighborhoods of Kakaako, Kaimuki, Kapahulu and Chinatown. Waikiki and the Ala Moana Center offer world-class shopping in contrast to the local boutiques in the beach towns with their own captivating charm. Oahu’s North Shore is famous for being the surfing mecca of the world and surfers gather there during the winter to take on the big waves.