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Discover Honolulu

Stunning beach paradise. Zestful cosmopolitan lifestyle. Foodie's dream destination. Put them all together into the island of Oahu and you'll find Honolulu, the heartbeat of Hawaii. More than just being the capital and the second largest city in the US state of Hawaii, Honolulu is blessed with great climates perfect for tourists alike. The name Honolulu depicts "sheltered harbor" famed with its historical recognition as an international trading hub backed by iconic crescent beach palms where chemistry blooms across diverse cultures, ethnic groups, and religion. The picturesque Honolulu features interesting transition of turquoise hued water where pristine tropical beaches meets buzzing metropolis streets.

 

Where to go in Honolulu

 

Honolulu encompasses renown historic landmarks, deluxe fine dining and premium shopping experience such as in Ala Moana Center and Kahala Mall that have left millions in awe. Here are some of our best picks.

 

Diamond Head volcano (Leahi): If you are a lover of heights and adventure then the Diamond Head volcano is a place you can't miss out on. Diamond Head not only gives the best view of the entire east side of the world-famous Waikiki Beach, Honolulu and Pacific Ocean but also rewards you with a mesmerizing background for photography upon an easy 30 minutes hike. Descend to the Waikiki Beach get a splur of this beautiful island by embarking onto pastime water sport of the Hawaiian locals such as surfing, snorkeling, and Spearfishing.

 

Other great natural site to visit would be the Manoa waterfalls.

 

The Honolulu Zoo : Hawaii is home to indigenous species of animals due to its lush vegetation and outstanding weather. The Honolulu Zoo stretches over 42 acres of land caters to over 905 different animals, exotic plants and flowers of Hawaii, where the Komodo dragons and the orangutans are a must see.

 

A visit to the zoo isn't complete without going down the road to see colourful underwater creatures of Hawaii at the Waikiki Aquarium. Though the aquarium is small, it boasts beautiful showcases of Hawaiian marine life which marks it as one of Oahu's best family activity attractions.

 

Downtown Honolulu: An all-in-one commercial and governmental hub where historic places, art and cultural attractions are easily within reach. Get a taste of the lavish 19th century royal lifestyle at the Iolani Palace, join dazzling festivals at the Aloha Tower Marketplace housing concert pavilion, bayfront restaurants and a 360-view Aloha Observatory Tower, and hop to Chinatown for flavourful delights.

Dive deeper into Hawaii's arts and culture by admiring local contemporary art at The Hawaii State Art Museum and The Bishop Museum, Hawaii's largest history museum.

 

What to eat in Honolulu

Honolulu is a food haven for eclectic delicacies offered by more than 400 restaurants and 300 bars in the city. Whether it is eating like a local with poke dish made with the freshest produce at Kapahulu and Kaimuki residential neighbourhood or experience exquisite fine dining cuisine at award winning Chef Mavro and Vintage Cave, get ready for some buds bursting fresh flavors of Hawaii.

 

From tantalizing delicacies like SPAM Musubi (grilled sushi), Loco Moco (rice with juicy patty and sizzling gravy) to mouth-watering Waiola shave ice dessert, a rainbow with ice cream treat that leaves a tingling fruity delight in your mouth throughout the day, Honolulu offers plentiful good food that will sure to leave you craving for more.

 

Where to stay in Honolulu

 

In a bustling city like Honolulu, you can never run out of where to stay. Hotels.com suggests the best hotels sited around Honolulu that give you easy access to visit landmarks, attractions and shopping malls. Whether you are looking for high-end or staying within your budget, there is a hotel room just for you in Honolulu. Some of Honolulu's best hotels are the Hyatt Regency Waikiki beach resort, Surf Jack Hotel & Swim Club, Coconut Waikiki Hotel, and the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Resort.

 

Choose from 350 of excellent hotels with 67194 of genuine reviews to make your hotel search a breeze. Don't forget to check out for wonderful discounts and rewards from Hotels.com discount code for that last-minute cheap hotel deals for a wonderful vacation in Honolulu. Book your adventurous trip to Honolulu today on Hotels.com.

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