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Downtown Honolulu

Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #70 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There's something to be said for being able to spend a morning shopping in world class stores and then within 2 minutes be swimming on a stunning beach. Honolulu is one of those places that every traveller can find some entertainment. There are restaurants, bars, outlet stores, cafes...and even quiet spots to relax - It's a great city! Despite the... More 

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Heath, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for our 25th anniversary, this hotel is an AMAZING place and one that I would highly recommend. It was breathtaking, the rooms were built to accomodate cross breezes off the ocean so you could sleep with the windows open very comfortably. It is a very old hotel with so much History, but it is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We took only couple of hours aside from our honolulu trip to visit downtown as we stayed near Waikiki beach and wanted to spend more time there. IMO, downtown was very dull and nothing exciting about it. Though, we visited Iolani Palace on King street, Fall of Clyde for pictures, Aloha Market place for lunch and drove by few streets.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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662 reviews 662 reviews
526 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

ok to drive through ans view for first time visitors. Walking=er...The city has a major homeless problem and the sites and smells can be quite disturbing.

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Pickering, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Honolulu has changed over the years and not for the better. Homeless use tropical parrots to make money and they abuse them - I am a parrot Mom so this did not sit well with me - the other parts of Oahu are much more worth seeing and trying staying in other places than Waikiki - Can't believe they took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love the little shops down here and the Chinatown district. I love going to the Macy's downtown less crowds.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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990 reviews 990 reviews
781 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a unique part of town that showes the older character of the city. It seems more centered on markets and small shops used in day to day life

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were on a tour to Pearl, and a tour of downtown was included on the way. It is worth a quick look. If you want to see more details or historical sites then take a city bus from Waikiki.

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176 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

take the city bus from Waikiki to get downtown. Typical downtown, office buildings, department stores, outdoor markets. Lots of traffic, I prefer shopping at ala Moana mall instead of downtown. If you are downtown, visit Iolani palace and the walk the downtown area. Close to Chinatown, some dirty streets, homeless people. I would not spend a lot of time downtown.

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Wilmington, NC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While there are some unique things to see, be prepared to find yourself in a replica of any large American city, where high-rise office buildings and hotels dominate the skyline. Waikiki Beach will be a disappointment, if you are expecting a wide expanse of water lapping a white sand beach. Again this could be a cluttered beach in any American... More 

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