Honolulu

Travel Guide
Honolulu
At the heart of Hawaii is the true island paradise of Honolulu. Say ‘aloha’, surf the waves, enjoy Waikiki’s famous beach, climb a volcano and visit Pearl Harbor.

The state capital of Hawaii on Oahu Island is a breathtaking place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Before you know it, you’ll have a colorful lei around your neck and a cocktail in your hand, while you listen to the sound of ukuleles and admire the surfers braving the chill of the Pacific Ocean. Everything you’ve heard about Hawaii is true, so you may as well pack that floral shirt! Honolulu is the only U.S. city to have a royal palace and it proudly celebrates its unique Polynesian cultural heritage.

Most visitors head straight to popular Waikiki Beach. Watch the skilled surfers, jump in the blue waters or enjoy fine dining. Visit nearby Kapiolani Park, with its Honolulu Zoo, or climb the extinct Diamond Head volcano. For great snorkeling, head to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Kailua Beach Park, or Halona Beach, better known as Eternity Beach. For some stunning scenery away from the coast, visit the spectacular Manoa Falls.

Most Hawaiian residents live in the economic hub of Honolulu. Hawaii’s Asian influence is reflected in its food, but you can also try traditional island dishes such as “laulau” (pork wrapped in taro leaves) and “poke” (a raw fish salad). The compact downtown area offers art, temples, nightlife and designer shops. Visit Iolani Palace to learn about Hawaii’s royal past.

Sights in Pearl Harbor, such as the Battleship Missouri Memorial, remind visitors of one of the most famous attacks of World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial straddles the remains of the sunken American war ship, and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum displays the vessel used in the counterattacks.

The capital of the Hawaiian island group has some of the worst traffic jams in the U.S., so it’s best to get around using the inexpensive buses and trolleys.

Hawaii is America’s southernmost state, and is made up entirely of islands. Some of the state’s most historic sites and major cultural attractions are in Honolulu. Enjoy this city’s distinct culture, abundance of natural beauty and year-round warm climate, and treat yourself to a tropical island stay.

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Where to stay in Honolulu

OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
3 out of 5
150 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is CA $258 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
CA $258
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy 2 restaurants, breakfast, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"safe nice plays, good restorants. Near ocean beach,allot. exo icy-creams , and exo drinks. shopping expensive in hoping center Waikiki . allot very nice coffee drinks with cakes. very good."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI, 96814
The price is CA $285 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
CA $285
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,343 reviews)
Will be staying at Ala Moana again
"Have stayed at the hotel before and planning to stay there again in 2023. Great location and amenities for the price range. Comfortable and clean with friendly staff who offered assistance when ever requested. My only request would be to change / update the pillows or offer an additional pillow and ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $444 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
CA $444
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,658 reviews)
Post Thanksgiving Honolulu stay
"Lobby and all public areas are beautiful but the rooms did not meet the same expectations. I had read the hotel had been renovated so perhaps we were on a floor that had not been renovated yet. There was a musty smell stepping off the elevator and the room. Bathroom and toiletries were very basic. ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kuhio Banyan Club
Kuhio Banyan Club
2 out of 5
2310 Kuhio Avenue, Suite 140, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Stay at this aparthotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the WiFi and the convenient parking in our reviews. ...
3.3/5 (1,426 reviews)
"The location was near most things and you dont need a car unless you are going super far. The one issues was their was more then usually flying nests. I didnt notice massed nests but their was some daily. Their is a popular club underneath unit ending in 24, 25 and 26. So if you are a light sleeper ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Kuhio Banyan Club
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
3 out of 5
445 Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,015 reviews)
"Central location which was great. The shutters in the room shake when the wind is really strong. Down the road from a club so can be quite loud at night."

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2022

Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
4 out of 5
2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (574 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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