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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. An ideal trip to Honolulu includes its palaces, museums, and art galleries, but the excitement comes with the rustic surf towns boasting local craft beers and famous beaches. Honolulu is the heart of Oʻahu’s art and culture scene, as exciting overall as its most famous beach, Waikiki.

Queen Emma Summer Palace (Hanaiakamalama), Honolulu, HawaiiDaderot. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Queen Emma Summer Palace

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Queen Emma Summer Palace

Romantically known as the foster child of the moon

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Queen Emma Summer Palace (also known as Hanaiakamalama - translated “foster child of the moon”) in historic Nuuanu Valley was the summer retreat of Queen Emma, wife of King Kamehameha IV. The palace is currently a museum, manged by the Daughters of Hawaii.

Aside operating as a museum, Queen Emma Summer Palace is also available as a rental venue for various events, like wedding parties, business meetings and other events.

Queen Emma Summer Palace
29l3 Pali Highway, Honolulu
+1 808 5953167
Daily - 9:00am-4:00pm