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We all have our dreams about Honolulu—the warm ocean breeze pulling in the surf, historic seaside monuments, and platters of fresh seafood. Adventure and rejuvenation wait around every curve of its idyllic coastline, so you’ll never have to wonder what to do in Honolulu. But, if you need some ideas for your upcoming Honolulu vacation, read on.
With a lei of orchids around your neck and sandals on your feet, it’s time to sidle up to the south shore of Oahu. Downtown Honolulu is unlike other city centers. Perhaps this has something to do with the easygoing island vibes or the bright blue water shining just down the road from historic Honolulu attractions. Wander down the ornate hallways of ?Iolani Palace, where King Kalakaua and Queen Kapi?olani resided during the 19th century before the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown. Is that intrigue you hear in the corridor? Perhaps, or it might be the gentle swoosh of ocean waves…
Speaking of waves, the notorious breaks and pristine sands of Waikiki are a short drive (or walk) east from downtown. Spend your days surfing like a local, soaking up the sun, and savoring delicious moi fish, exquisite sushi, and Spam musubi—yes, it’s essentially Spam sushi, but there’s something almost transcendent about the combination of salty Spam and sweet rice.
Northwest of downtown, explore another layer of Hawaii’s history in Pearl Harbor. Many of the ships that once sailed the high sea are berthed along the waterfront, preserved as memorials to thousands of service people. Take a moment to reflect onboard the USS Arizona and the USS Utah, among others.
Pack your bags for an unforgettable trip to Hawaii’s capital city—perfect for meandering reflections or non-stop revelry. At Travelocity, a world of savings awaits with over 400 airlines and 271,000 hotels worldwide, so book your flights and hotels in Honolulu with us and rest easy.