Luscious beaches, alluring greenery and stunning architecture are some of the features of the capital of the state of Hawaii, Honolulu. It is also the most populous city of the state. Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States. It is both the westernmost and the southernmost major American city. Honolulu means “sheltered harbor” or “calm port”. Honolulu has often been ranked high on world livability rankings, and also the 2nd safest city in the country.
The affluent capital of Hawaii boasts of such wide range of attractions almost everybody can find something to savor. The art and history buffs will find lots to discover with USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Bishop Museum, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Iolani Palace, US Army Museum of Hawaii, Honolulu Museum of Art and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
The nature romantics can delight themselves with numerous scenic spots such as Diamond Head State Monument, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Waikiki Beach, Manoa Falls, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park and Kapiolani Park. The wildlife adorers can explore wonderful Honolulu Zoo.
For the shopaholics, Honolulu Cookie Company Hilton Hawaiian Village, Ala Moana Center, Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, Royal Hawaiian Center, Don Quijote and Kahala Mall Shopping Center are the ideal destinations. The drama and theatre admirers can cherish some amazing display of stage arts with Fourever Fab Show, Rock-A-Hula, The Big Kahuna Luau, Hale Koa Luau, High & Right Comedy Night and Magic of Polynesia.
For the party animals, Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, JCB Plaza Lounge Honolulu, Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, Paradise Pedals Hawaii, RumFire and The Study are the perfect spots make their nights happening. For folks looking for some delicious food, Ono Seafood, Helena’s Hawaiian Food, The Pig and the Lady, Steak Shack, Alan Wong’s Restaurant and Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar & Grill are the best spots to have some appetizing meals.
Some of the other prominent points of interests includes National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Shangri La, Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, Statue of Duke Kahanamoku, USS Oklahoma Memorial, King Kamehameha Statue, Downtown Honolulu, Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, Aloha Stadium and Chinatown.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Honolulu is from September to November, when the temperatures, hotel tariffs, and airline fares are favorable. You can find cheap flight tickets to Honolulu by surfing the various travel packages offered by the different travel portals online.
Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL), is the principal aviation gateway and county of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is acknowledged as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with the traffic now exceeding over 21 million passengers every year and rising.