Visit Honolulu

Every Day's an Epic Story! Honolulu

Discover Honolulu’s perfect blend of city life and island peace. Explore Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and Chinatown. Create unforgettable memories in this welcoming city that embodies the warmth of the islands.




Places to Visit


Aloha Spirit Awaits in Honolulu

Nestled on the southern shore of the island of Oahu, Honolulu is a vibrant city that beautifully blends natural beauty, rich history, and modern attractions. As Hawaii’s capital and largest city, Honolulu offers visitors a unique combination of urban sophistication and tropical allure. With a population of nearly 350,000, this bustling metropolis is known for its stunning beaches, lush landscapes, and cultural diversity.

Honolulu’s vibe is laid-back yet cosmopolitan, making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and adventure. The city’s cultural significance is rooted in its Hawaiian heritage, which is celebrated through hula, luaus, and local traditions. Honolulu’s history is equally compelling, from its royal past to its pivotal role in World War II. The climate is warm year-round, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit, making any time a great time to visit, though spring and fall offer fewer crowds and pleasant weather.

In The Map

Known Facts

Royal Legacy of Honolulu

Honolulu is home to Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on U.S. soil, which served as the official residence of Hawaii's last reigning monarchs.

Natural Splendor of Honolulu

Beyond its urban landscape, Honolulu boasts several natural landmarks, including the extinct volcano of Diamond Head, which offers panoramic views of the city and ocean.

Lodging Options

Overview of Available Accommodations

Whether you're looking for luxury resorts, cozy short-term rentals, or scenic campgrounds, Honolulu has accommodations to suit every preference and budget.

Short-Term Rentals (e.g., Airbnb, VRBO)

Short-term rentals offer a home-away-from-home experience with the flexibility of cooking your own meals and living like a local. Platforms like Airbnb and VRBO provide a range of options from beachfront condos to luxury villas. Advantages include more space and privacy, while disadvantages may involve inconsistent quality and lack of on-site services. Booking tips: read reviews carefully, check for permits, and communicate with hosts before booking.

RV Parks and Campgrounds

For those who prefer a closer connection to nature, Honolulu offers several RV parks and campgrounds. Facilities range from basic tent sites to full RV hookups, often featuring amenities like restrooms, showers, and picnic areas. Planning advice: book well in advance, especially during peak seasons, and check regulations regarding camping permits and restrictions.

Hotels and Resorts

Halekulani Hotel

Amenities: Oceanfront, spa, fine dining, pool

Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

The Royal Hawaiian

Amenities: Historic architecture, beachfront, luau

Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Moana Surfrider

Amenities: Colonial charm, ocean views, wellness center

Address: 2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Amenities: Infinity pool, oceanarium, rooftop restaurant

Address: 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Amenities: Multiple pools, lagoon, diverse dining options

Address: 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

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Harmony of City Lights and Starry Nights.

Dining Destinations

Honolulu’s culinary scene is a melting pot of flavors, influenced by its diverse population and abundant local produce. From fresh seafood to traditional Hawaiian dishes, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Specialties: Hawaiian regional cuisine

Address: 1857 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826

Roy's Waikiki

Specialties: Hawaiian fusion cuisine

Address: 226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815

Helena's Hawaiian Food

Specialties: Traditional Hawaiian dishes

Address: 1240 N School St, Honolulu, HI 96817

Leonard's Bakery

Specialties: Malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts)

Address: 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Nico's Pier 38

Specialties: Fresh seafood

Address: 1133 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817

Shopping Scene

Overview of Options

From luxury malls to local markets, Honolulu offers a diverse shopping experience.

Key Areas

  • Ala Moana Center: Largest open-air shopping mall.
  • Waikiki Beach Walk: Boutiques and high-end stores.
  • Chinatown: Markets and unique shops.

Featured Local Shops

Explore artisanal products like Hawaiian quilts, koa wood carvings, and locally-made jewelry.

Practical Info

Most shops are open daily, with prices ranging from budget-friendly to high-end. Credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s always good to carry some cash for smaller vendors.

Guided Tours

Walking Tours

Historical walks, food tours, and nature hikes.

$20-$50, comfortable shoes recommended.

Bus Tours

City sightseeing, cultural tours, and island excursions.

$50-$100, include transport and guide.

Culinary Tours

Farm visits, market tours, and tasting experiences.

$70-$150, include tastings and sometimes meals.

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

  • Date: August 30-September 1, 2024
  • Location: Various locations in Honolulu
  • Contact: (808) 738-6245
  • Description: A premier epicurean event featuring world-renowned chefs and local culinary talents.
  • Highlights: Food tastings, wine pairings, cooking demonstrations.

Aloha Festivals

  • Date: September 14-28, 2024
  • Location: Various locations across Honolulu
  • Contact: (808) 923-2030
  • Description: A statewide celebration of Hawaiian culture and heritage.
  • Highlights: Floral parade, hoolaulea (block party), cultural performances.

Veterans Day Parade

  • Date: November 11, 2024
  • Location: Downtown Honolulu
  • Contact: (808) 433-0420
  • Description: Honors military veterans with a parade through downtown Honolulu.
  • Highlights: Marching bands, military units, veterans groups.


Getting Around

Honolulu offers robust public transit with TheBus, ample parking, and walkable areas like Waikiki.

Visitor Resources

Visitor centers provide maps, brochures, and assistance. Look for centers at major tourist areas like Waikiki and Ala Moana.

Surfing Lessons at Waikiki Beach

Unique: Learn to surf where the sport was born.

Location: Various schools along Waikiki Beach.

Cost: $50-$100 per lesson.

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

Unique: Swim with colorful fish in a protected bay.

Location: 7455 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825

Cost: $12 entry fee.

Hiking Diamond Head

Unique: Offers panoramic views of Honolulu.

Location: Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

Cost: $5 parking fee.