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Downtown Honolulu

Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #81 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Neighborhoods
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Wilmington, NC
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A very pretty place to walk around, grab a bite, and be one block from the beach but (as you might expect) downtown Honolulu is super touristy.

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Key West, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I've been coming to Waikiki for 10 years and have never see the homeless and street people act the way they do now. The make it hard to pass without being forced to engage with them, and the homeless smell like urine and poop. We intended in shopping and enjoying the scenery but we've decided walking the streets and window... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There are a tom of great views and sites downton. Just make sure you know where your going. Also the shopping is good. There a lot of homeless here though so don't be surprised

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Florence, South Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have traveled in many different locations. I can say I have never seen anything as beautiful as Honolulu . It is beyond the physical beauty , it is the friendly, laid back people with their pure enjoyment of life in Hawaii. As you stand on the beaches you can look to the right and see the mountains. Every piece... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Downtown honolulu is totally amazing! There is nothing but positive to say! Would go back in a second! The stores are incredible as well!

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Union City, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Landed in Las Vegas! Don't spend your entire vacation in Honolulu. I mean you can but the real Hawaii is out there. Downtown Honolulu is just like the Vegas Strip only 3x more expensive.

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Atlanta, Ga.
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Nice downtown area, VERY clean, especially in and around he Beachwalk area. I noticed why too....they MOP the sidewalks! Wow! I even got a pic of this, very impressive. Night life can get very crowded around the Beach Walk, Saratoga, Ala Moana blvd., really any of those streets in that area. Lots to do while you're waiting for your table... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

A lot of the attractions are in this area, several wonderful churches, the palace. Unfortunately, the plight of Honolulu's homeless is evident everywhere downtown. They are sleeping, smoking pot, and begging for money everywhere. We were in a McDonalds ordering lunch and a homeless man was screaming at the door for people to give him a dollar. It is also... More

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Saluda, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Old historic buildings, new buildings, hotels, bars, restaurants, shops etc. it's a pretty cool place to wonder around.....

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