Things to Do in Honolulu

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USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial of thousands of sailors and marines killed on USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack, December 7 1941, Second World War. USS Arizona Memorial is part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head is a volcanic crater on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The crater is 300,000 year old. It is named so as the British sailors, who arrived here in the 19th century, mistook the crystals on the beach for diamonds. It is a natural monument.

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach is one of the busiest spots in Oahu island full of tourists and locals day and night. It is one of the six beachfronts in Honolulu, on the southern shore of Oahu, in Hawaii. The white sandy beach has many activities to offer you, from surfing and snorkeling lessons to swimming, sand combing and sunbathing. Waikiki has 8 main sections distinctly different from each other.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Hanuma Bay Nature Preserve is a former volcanic crater at Eastern Honolulu. Nowadays this crater is the most popular snorkeling destination of the island. It provides unforgettable marine experience, suitable both for adults and children. You'll enjoy swimming in its clear blue waters, as well as exploring the underwater world of various fish and colorful reefs.

Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument honors events and people who participated in the Pacific War of Second World War, with the US engagement. Pearl Harbor serves as a centralpiece for WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The national monument includes 9 historic sites in 3 US states – California, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Battleship Missouri Memorial

Battleship Missouri Memorial honors the historic place where Japan surrendered and ended the Second World War. It stands over the third ship of the US Navy named after US State of Missouri. The ship is also famous as Mighty Mo. It weighs over 58,000 tons. It is part of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace served as a royal residence for the rulers of Kingdom of Hawaii. Mainly Kamehameha and Kalakaua dynasties settled here. It dates back to 1879. The palace is full of lavishly decorated royal rooms. The first floor contains Grand Hall, State Dining Room, Blue Room and Throne Room. The second floor houses the King's and Queen's apartments, Music Room and the Imprisonment Room.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is a museum built on a Second World War Submarine. It suggests plenty of indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as a visit to the submarine itself. USS Bowfin was a boat of United States Navy named after the bowfin fish. In 1981 the submarine opened to public tours as a museum and park complex in Pearl Harbor.

Manoa Falls

Manoa Falls is a waterfall and a primary hiking destination in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is one of the most fascinating and beautiful waterfalls on Oahu! It descends 45 meters down the mountain. However visitors are not allowed to swim there.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a national cemetery in Honolulu. It is also known as Punchbowl Cemetery. The cemetery serves as a memorial honoring the people who served in the US Armed Forces and sacrificed their lives for the state. It is considered a National Historic Places. It is very much visited both by tourists and locals in Hawaii.

Ala Moana Center

Ala Moana Center is the biggest shopping mall in Hawaii, as well as the largest open-air shopping center all over the world. Al Moana features up to 340 stores, including 80 dining options, almost 40 luxury brands, as well as 3 department stores: Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Honolulu Zoo

The Honololu Zoo houses 995 different animals from the tropics. Barn owls, Indian tutongs, orang-utans, elephants, birds, reptiles, several rare African animals like bongos and many more can be seen at the zoo daily. Don't miss the wildest experience in Waikiki!

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