Honolulu Things to Do

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  • 1. Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbour and especially its WWII plight is so famous that once in Honolulu there is practically no chance of skipping it. The area where the unsalvageable sunken ships were laying was turned into...

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  • 2. Diamond Head

    I've made this hike three times. The last two ascents it took me 24 minutes each time to make it to the top. Not bad for a Senior Citizen from Seattle. Good walking shoes are a must . Great view at...

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  • 3. Hanauma Bay

    Hula Dance was originally a religious dance brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians. It was often used to entertain tribal chiefs of just to celebrate special occasions. Later versions of hula added...

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  • 4. Waikiki Beach

    Despite its size, Honolulu’s accommodations are geographically limited. Practically all the lodging is in the Waikiki area which can turn into blessing for some but a nightmare for others. Even those...

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  • 5. Iolani Palace

    Iolani Palace is fabulous! It's the only royal palace in the United States, and King Kalakaua spared no expense when he had it built. Consider this: Iolani Palace, which was completed in 1882, had...

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  • 6. Dole Pineapple Plantation

    This is also the home of the world's largest maze as officially recognized in the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records. The maze covers more than two acres with 1.7 miles of paths planted with 11,400...

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  • 7. Bishop Museum

    The Bishop Museum is one of my favorite places in the world. It houses a wonderful collection of artifacts from old Hawaii and Polynesia, and also tells the story of the immigrant groups who have...

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  • 8. Aloha Tower

    This 10 floor towers is located right on the oceanfront, You can enjoy a nice ocean views. Now the Aloha Tower Marketplace, is a popular shopping and dining complex fronting Honolulu Harbor. The Aloha...

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  • 9. Hula Dancing

    This can be real fun for some and seem like a tourist trap to others. The good news for either type is that the event is free. The show is held in the park and features anything from hula dancing to...

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  • 10. Shopping

    Hawaiian paintings show the invisible and they let you hear the sounds of silence. The mountains, the waterfalls cascading into the always changing moments of magical light and shadow have provided...

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  • 11. BlowHole - Halona Blowhole

    A blowhole is a lava tube under the water and at the perfect height for waves to be driven into it. The water is compressed as the lava tube becomes smaller and smaller causing the pressure to...

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  • 12. Zoo

    The Honolulu Zoo is an inexpensive and fun outing for families. Children will enjoy seeing the elephants, crocodiles, exotic birds, Galapagos tortoises, and Komodo dragons. You can bring in a picnic...

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  • 13. Punchbowl

    Inscribed on one of the entrance pillars is this poem From The Bivouac Of The Dead by Theodore O'Hara The muffled drums sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on life's parade shall...

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  • 14. North Shore

    Waimea is a small community in the center of the surfing Mecca of the world. Just a few miles from the world famous Bonsai Pipeline and Sunset beach it also features the scenic Waimea Falls park. The...

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  • 15. Ft DeRussy

    Fort DeRussy is the least fortified active Army fort that I have ever seen. It was built as an Army reservation in 1915 to protect Honolulu and Pearl Harbor in what was then the US territory of...

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  • 16. Snorkeling

    Day or night snorkeling....thats right some fishies glow in the dark....why not go all day, see the sunset then snorkel some more? Locals and military get a discount with proof of residence....i.e. a...

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  • 17. USS Arizona Memorial

    Pearl Harbor was the highlight of my short stay in Hawaii. There was a very long line for the US Navy boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, but while you wait, you can visit the impressive museum and the...

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  • 18. Germaine's Luau

    Free Drinks included? I'm there! I looked a few different Luau options and this was by far the best. If I remember correctly, the price included 3 drinks- not something all offer. This, with the...

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  • 19. Nuuanu Pali Lookout

    The Nuuanu Pali Lookoutin Kaneohe is a perennial favorite stop among visitors to Oahu. The panoramic views of the Windward side of the island from this expansive cliff will blow you away. Nuʻuanu...

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  • 20. Sea Life Park

    THIS IS A MUST SEE LOCATION!!!! TOTALLY FUN AND ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE ABOUT SEA CREATURES.... THE PRICE WAS $30 FOR NON-HAWAII PEOPLE AND $15 FOR LOCALS WITH HAWAII ID. Sea Life Park,...

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  • 21. Polynesian Cultural Centre

    This was my favorite part of the trip and the Horizons Play at the end was the highlight. It's a 12 hour tour and you can choose between guided and non-guided tours. We got the Ambassador Luau...

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  • 22. Kamehameha Statue

    The Kamehameha Statue which was erected in honor of King Kamehameha I is located across King Street from the 'Iolani Palace. Kamehameha was a young Hawaiian warrior whose name meant "the lonely one."...

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  • 23. Paradise Cove Luau

    This luau is located next to Ko Olina beach resort and the sunset views over Paradise Cove was beautiful. There are several luau packages to choose from and we bought the package that included a la...

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  • 24. USS Missouri

    USS MISSOURI This particular vist this time to Pearl Harbour was to visit the famous Iowa Class Battle ship the "USS Missouri". Memorial. I last was on this ship in Sydney Harbour at the 75th...

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  • 25. Kapiolani Park

    Kapiolani Park was created by King Kalakaua, named after Queen Kapiʻolani, the queen consort of King David Kalâkaua, in the 1870's. This beautiful 500-acre park is listed on the State's Historic...

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