Honolulu

Honolulu beach and city

The sheltered bay of Oʻahu

Traditionally, Honolulu is the urban area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oʻahu, one of the most exotic and popular destinations in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The ideal Honolulu travel guide includes its royal palaces, museums, and art galleries, but the excitement comes with the rustic surf towns boasting with local crafts and famous beaches. Honolulu is the heart of Oʻahu’s art and culture scene, as exciting overall as its most famous beach, Waikiki.

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Ala Moana Beach Park
Attraction
4.0
The path to the sea
Ala Moana Center - view of Macy's
Shopping
5.0
The world’s largest outdoor shopping center
Model sperm whale bones, Bernice P. Bishop Museum
Museum
5.0
The culture and natural history of Hawai'i
Chinatown - during the Chinese New Year celebration
Attraction
4.0
Arts, culture, great food and a festival each month
Panoramic view from the Diamond Head rim showing the Pacific ocean and Waikiki beach area
Attraction
4.0
A symbol of the Hawaiian Islands
Foster Botanical Gardens - loulu palm (Pritchardia lowreyana)
Attraction
4.0
The oldest botanical garden in Hawaii
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Attraction
4.0
To protect and preserve
Kapiolani Park
Attraction
4.0
The largest and oldest public park in Hawaiʻi
Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Show
Entertainment
4.6
Authentic ceremony, followed by authentic Hawaiian music
National Cemetery of the Pacific
Attraction
4.9
Memorial to the heroes of the United States Armed Services
The Sea-based X-band Radar docked on Ford Island (Pearl Harbor)
Attraction
4.0
An extremely emotional experience
Waikiki Beach
Attraction
4.0
Surf time and more
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