Steeped in Hawaiian tradition and a true cultural melting pot, Honolulu is a modern city, both the capital of the state of Hawaii and the gateway to the archipelago. Take a guided tour of the historic center, surf the famous Waikiki Beach, stroll through luxury boutiques, hike along breathtaking cliffs, and dine at a five-star restaurant. All in one day!
Diamond Head is an extinct volcano located southeast of Honolulu, near the Kahala and Kaimuki neighborhoods. This iconic crater is popular with hikers and photographers as it offers panoramic views of the entire Oahu East Coast, sheltered from the prevailing winds. With its white sands, Waikiki Beach invites you to relax and its calm waters are perfect for learning to surf. Stands on the beach as well as many hotels provide the equipment and offer lessons of varying length.
Remember to visit the Iolani Palace, the only royal residence on the American territory. This palace was the home of the last two monarchs of Hawaii. Then cross the street to admire the bronze statue of King Kamehameha, architect of the union of the islands of Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor, the military base west of Honolulu, is an emotionally charged site, a National Historic Landmark. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, erected above the wreck of the eponymous warship sunk in 1941 during the Pearl Harbor attack. The 10-storey Aloha Tower lighthouse was built in 1926 to guide ships arriving in Honolulu Harbor. Stroll to Aloha Tower Marketplace, a complex of shops and restaurants on the waterfront. On Waikiki Beach, the statue of Duke Kahanamoku welcomes you with open arms. It is this swimmer Olympic medalist, also surfer, that we owe the democratization of surfing around the world. Browse adult personals ads in Doublelist Honolulu.