Things to do in Honolulu Hawaii

There are many fun things to do in Honolulu Hawaii on vacation.

Besides the beautiful beaches, and scenery, you can see Diamondhead (a extinct volcano and the symbol of Hawaii), the ‘Lolani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States), the cultural Bishop Museum and more.

Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. It has been the capital of Hawaii since statehood in 1959.


Note: To find inexpensive vacation ideas when traveling to Hawaii
see: Things to do in Hawaii.

Waikiki Beach Honolulu  Hawaii

Waikiki Beach Honolulu Hawaii - Diamondhead in the Background


Beautiful Beaches
Hawaii is famous for its beaches and beautiful ocean. Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous beaches here. Some of the beaches become extremely crowded so beware. Early in the morning when the sun comes up is one of the best times to enjoy these treasures.

Diamondhead
Diamondhead is the major symbol of Hawaii. It got its name from the sparkling calcite crystals that British Seamen saw in the late 1700s. Hiking to the top takes about an hour, but is worth the trip for a 360 degree view of Oahu and the ocean.

The ‘Iolani Palace
This Italian Renaissance palace was built in the early 1880s. It is the only royal palace in the United States. It was the home to Hawaii’s last two rulers. Today three of the four floors are open to tours. You will see fantastic jewels, artifacts, an ornate throne room, and more.


More fun things to do in Honolulu on vacation

The Bishop Museum
This museum was founded in 1889 and has many artifacts from Pr Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s family. Learn about Hawaiian history and culture.

The Aloha Tower
This landmark tower is at the edge of Honolulu Harbor. The words Aloha are written on the tower. It originally provided a greeting to incoming cruise ships. It has an observation deck to get some great views of Hawaii. Around it is the Aloha Marketplace which has many restaurants and shops.

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