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The Heart of Hawaii

If Oahu is the heart of Hawaii, then Honolulu is its racing pulse. In this cosmopolitan capital city, you’ll find everything from historic landmarks to fine dining to world-class shopping. Honolulu stretches across the southeastern shores of the island, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, encompassing world-famous Waikiki Beach along the way.

Honolulu

Top Things to Do

Waikiki

One of the most recognizable beaches in the world, Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Every hotel room is just two or three blocks away from the ocean (if it’s not directly on the beach). The calm waters of Waikiki are perfect for a surfing lesson. For more information, click here

Leahi (Diamond Head)

Take an easy hike to the top of Leahi for panoramic views of Waikiki, Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. This 760-foot tuff crater is one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks.

Kapahulu

Kapahulu is a small neighborhood next to Waikiki where you find eclectic shops and some of Honolulu’s best local food. For more information, click here

Downtown Honolulu

Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are Oahu’s centers for business and arts, with dining and nightlife around every corner. Clustered within blocks of each other, these important cultural landmarks and architectural wonders can be experienced on a leisurely walking tour. For more information, click here.

Food and Dining

From barefoot fish tacos at Duke’s Beach House in Waikiki to the eclectic food scene in trendy Chinatown, Honolulu has something for every taste. Sample fine Hawaii Regional Cuisine at local institutions or explore Honolulu’s residential neighborhoods and eat like a local with plate lunches, poke and fresh produce from the city’s many fantastic farmers markets. For more information, click here.

Shopping

Whether you’re looking for Hawaiian-made handicrafts to remember your trip by or high-end fashion labels you can’t find at home, Honolulu is a shopper’s paradise; you may even want to pack an extra suitcase for all the treasures you’ll find.  Click to explore the available shops.

A day with a local