14 Must See Things In Honolulu And Around

14 Must See Things In Honolulu And Around

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# 1 Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

More than a beach,  Hanauma Bay is a nature reserve with a wide variety of fish, marine life and beautiful coral reefs, making this beach a perfect place for diving.

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# 2 Luau

There is no way you go to Hawaii and not to attend a Luau. A Hawaiian typical party that usually occur at night and provide beyond dinner and drinks, a beautiful show with presentations and performances of the native culture, including traditional Hawaiian dance the hula, is great fun.

When you book a luau, transport is already included in the package, a bus will pick you and then leave you in your hotel, so do not worry about driving.

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# 3 Diamond Head View

Diamond Head is a volcanic cone that is part of the Waikiki landscape, and is one of Oahu postcards. Next to Waikiki, the Diamond Head park has a walk of about  1.6 miles to the top of the crater, when you get there the panoramic view of Waikiki, Koko Head and Wai’anae makes it worth and is breathtaking.

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# 4 Byodo-In Temple

Looking at this picture you might think it’s somewhere in Japan, but this is Buddhist temple on Oahu, at the Ko’olau mountain at 30 minutes of Waikiki in the Valley of the Temples with a golden statue of Buddha inside the temple and is absolutely beautiful. The temple was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first immigration from Japan.

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# 5 Kayak in Kailua

Kailua has been voted the best beach in the United States and not without reason, with calm, clear waters is known to be a great place to ride a kayak. Many people leave the beach and paddling to the islands that are nearby, including the Flat Island known as a bird sanctuary.

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# 6 Walk through History of Honolulu

In the heart of Honolulu you’ll find some of the most historic buildings in Hawaii, including the Iolani Palace, home to the last Hawaiian monarchy. This is the only royal palace on American soil.

Plus, see the statue of King Kamehameha I, the Kawaiaha’o Church, Mission Houses Museum and the old Federal Building all within walking distance of the famous Aloha Tower.

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# 7 One day for shopping

Different from the other islands, Oahu offers plenty of shopping options, from local products to major international brands.

Visit the Ala Moana Mall the largest open mall in the world, or walk through Luxury Row at Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki which houses brands like Gucci, Tiffany & CO., Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Forever 21, Bvlgari and a lot local brands. But if you like Outlets, go to Waikele Premium Outlet in Waipahu.

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# 8 Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial are among the most popular destinations for tourists. Learn a little about one of the most iconic episodes of American history in a tour on Pearl Harbor.

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# 9 Polynesian Cultural Center

The best place in Hawaii to learn about the culture of Polynesia. A fascinating rich culture, tour the Polynesian Cultural Center and learn about the local crafts, music, dance, cuisine and more.

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# 10 Waimea Falls

This waterfall is located in North Shore at Waimea Valley, a park with a rich diversity of plants, flowerswith trails that end with a nice waterfall that invites you to dive in and cool off.

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# 11 Skydive Hawaii

Now, if you enjoy an adventure and not afraid of height, you have to skydiving in Hawaii. Fly above the clouds and falling through the Hawaiian skies is an experience that you will remember forever, do not forget to take pictures or shoot this moment. When you book your jump is probably included a shuttle that will pick you up at the hotel and takes you back.

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# 12 Chinatown

If you’re lucky, will be in Hawaii to enjoy the First Friday, an event that occurs every first Friday of each month in Chinatown. On this day you can visit all the local galleries that keep their doors open to receive visitors and interact with local artists and artisans during a night that draws crowds in the streets of Chinatown.

You will also find many restaurants, bars and clubs that fill as fast as the art galleries.

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# 13 Dole Plantation

Hawaii has the world’s largest pineapple plantation. Meet the Dole farm and venture into a big maze, considered by the Guinness Book of 2008 as the world’s largest. Then make a 20 minute train tour aboard the Pineapple Express and learn a little more about the culture and the history of pineapple and agriculture in Hawaii.

At the end of the tour we recommend try their pineapple ice cream.

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# 14 Activities

The fun in Hawaii is guaranteed. Oahu has a lot of activities to choose from, going from surfing lessons, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, tours, dinner cruises, helicopter rides, dive with sharks, etc.

Check out the list of options and make a reservation

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