Honolulu is where the real Hawaii greets you and pulls you in for good. Whether you're exploring the grounds of 'Iolani Palace--America's only royal palace--ascending Aloha Tower for postcard-worthy views or chasing after the "manapua man" for a tasty treat, you're going to feel the magic of Oahu and fall in love.
Out and About in Honolulu
From the sunrise at Kailua Beach to the nightlife scene in Chinatown, Honolulu is a place where enjoyment never stops. And, if you've come for outdoor recreation, you won't be disappointed. Many Honolulu beach hotels offer easy access to great surfing spots like Waikiki Beach and snorkeling locations like Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. If you want to venture inland for a jog, great trails like the Diamond Head--an ancient volcanic crater--aren't far from many Honolulu hotels.
If you want to experience the local culture, tour the inspiring Honolulu Museum of Art, pay respects at the impressive King Kamehameha I Statue, and check out Hawaiian artifacts at the Bishop Museum. Of course, any cultural experience in Hawaii must involve going to a luau; visit Paradise Cove for a show. History buffs should also be delighted to know that famous sites, like Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, are close to many hotels in downtown Honolulu.
Eating and Drinking
The culinary landscape of Honolulu is incredible, and everything from traditional Japanese dishes to modern French cuisine can be found. Those searching for deals on cheap hotels in Honolulu are bound to find something delicious nearby, as well. Start your day with French toast and fruit at Cafe Kaila and cool down with Waiola shave ice. For lunch, be wowed by the Hawaiian creations offered at Chef Mavro. For dinner, head to Chinatown's Little Village Noodle House and fill up before going out. When night falls, even more fun awaits, at establishments like Duke's Canoe Club, Bar 35, and Banzai Sushi Bar.
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