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Home to the State Capitol, Honolulu is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii. Here you'll find everything from historic landmarks and treasured monuments to world-class shopping and a flourishing arts and culture scene. Home to the majority of Oahu's population, the sprawling city of Honolulu spreads throughout the southeastern shores of Oahu, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, encompassing world famous Waikiki.

Honolulu has it all. This is the home of some of Hawaii's most historic places from Iolani Palace, the Kawaiahao Church, the Mission Houses and the treasured artifacts of the Bishop Museum to iconic landmarks like the Aloha Tower, the King Kamehameha I Statue, the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the historic Hawaii Theatre. Honolulu is also Hawaii's hot spot for arts, culture and entertainment. From the nightlife, live music and fine dining of Waikiki to the art galleries and underground bars of the Chinatown arts district. Whether you're looking for Hawaii's finest museums, or Hawaii's finest Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs, the best resorts, festivals, and events, or just some fun things to do, you'll find it all in Honolulu.

Honolulu, Oahu Highlights:

  • Aloha Tower, Oahu - Aloha Tower is a historic Honolulu landmark and home to an outdoor shopping and dining marketplace.
  • Duke Kahanamoku Statue, Oahu - This iconic statue of “The father of modern surfing” welcomes visitors to Waikiki with open arms.
  • Kawaiahao Church, Oahu - The historic Kawaiahao Church was the first Christian Church built on Oahu in 1842.
  • King Kamehameha Statue, Oahu - The historic Kawaiahao Church was the first Christian Church built on Oahu in 1842.
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Oahu - One of the nation's prominent national cemeteries, the National Memorial of the Pacific honors the sacrifices of America's Armed Forces.
  • Iolani Palace, Oahu - The only official state residence of royalty in the U.S., Iolani Palace's grounds and galleries are now open to the public as a museum.
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace - The summer retreat of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV.
  • Leahi (Diamond Head), Oahu - Hike to the top of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument for panoramic views of Waikiki and Honolulu.
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts and Shangri La, Oahu - The Honolulu Academy of Arts is Hawaii's largest fine-arts museum. Shangri La is one of Hawaii's most architecturally significant homes.
  • Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, Oahu - Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are Oahu's historic centers for government, business and the arts.
  • Bishop Museum, Oahu - Bishop Museum houses the largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts in the state and is a popular destination for the whole family.
  • Waikiki, Oahu - Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world.
  • Kapahulu, Oahu - Kapahulu is a small neighborhood right next to Waikiki where you can find unique shops and some of Honolulu's best local food.