Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the gateway to the United States island chain. Hawaii, in general, is a world of its own and there is no place quite like it. Hawaii is mythical, original, ancient and full of life.
As the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu epitomizes the Hawaiian spirit. Honolulu is very much the heart of this great state. The city of Honolulu can be separated roughly into 3 areas including Waikiki, Downtown, and Pearl Harbor.
Waikiki is a peninsula covering nearly half a square mile and Honolulu’s main attraction – with more sandy beaches, hotels, restaurants, shops than you’ll find in the rest of Hawaii.
Downtown is the historical area of Honolulu and as expected, contains an impressive number of museums, historical buildings, monuments and famous statues.
Pearl Harbor is historic in its own right, despite the infamous attack in 1941 which forced the U.S to enter WWII. Presently, Pearl Harbor has a large number of military bases and naval bases, and the Honolulu airport is located here.
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Waikiki is famous for its beautiful beach which attracts a multitude of visitors every year. Lay on the pristine sand, catch some sun, go for a swim or learn how to surf. Waikiki is a beautiful site, surrounded by modern skyscrapers. There are countless luxury homes, restaurants, beach bars and shops to choose from.
Iolani Palace, Oahu
Located in downtown Honolulu, Iolani Palace is an Italian Renaissance style four-story palace. This magnificent home has 10 rooms and is the only royal palace in North America. The palace is open to the public and visitors can educate themselves on Hawaii history and royal heritage.
Koko Crater Trail
The Koko Crater Trail is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Koko Crater is a 1,208 tall volcanic tuff cone. It is a popular destination for hiking, with beautiful trails leading to the peak of the mountain.
Ala Moana Park
Located on either side of Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, from Ala Moana Park visitors can get an incredible view of Waikiki. There is also a calm beach for swimming which is protected from the open sea by a man-made reef. There is a small port nearby where visitors can rent a boat and go fishing out in the open sea.
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