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Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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Hawaii trip April 2015

we were on a tour bus with a guide Cody for 3 days. He did a great job and showed us a lot of attractions.Gave us lots of information and made it very entertaining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Lower Sackville, Canada
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Lower Sackville, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

we were on a tour bus with a guide Cody for 3 days. He did a great job and showed us a lot of attractions.Gave us lots of information and made it very entertaining.

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Greencastle, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Driving in Honolulu is a real experience, two way streets will suddenly become one-way, most side streets are not marked with names, streets follow the coast so nothing is straight and traffic is terrible. Driving at night is much worse with nothing to reference from. There are many homeless people in Honolulu, now, never had one bother us but kind... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was amazed at the number of homeless families, yes families including moms and dads plus children living on the streets of Honolulu. The problem is a big one from the looks of the city streets and its one that the government of Honolulu has no idea of how to handle. The overwhelming stench of urine is prevalent in downtown... More 

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Washington, DC
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217 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is high end shopping on steroids! Every upscale retailer that you can think of is here so leave your wallet in the hotel safe! It's a fun place to browse, though, and see how the other half lives and what they're wasting their money on. Just remember-if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you want local food and flavor head to China Town and have lunch, get some fruit, local food and local flavor. Cooked food to thrill your taste buds and food to take and cook. Walk around and see the sights at the marketplace. I shop there at least twice a week food is cheap for Hawaii standards but always... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you have come to Honolulu for high end shopping, you are in the right place. 10 years ago was my last visit here and oh how it has changed. There used to be little shops that you could go into and each had something different. Now we have Harry Winston, Coach, Chanel, etc. To make matters even worse, they... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The beaches are way too crowded, the food is bad, too much people. On Oahu there is way more beautiful places and prettiest beaches, like the North Shore. It's okay I guess if you want to go out in bars or for the nightlife but I found out it was exactly like Miami, but way uglier.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

There didn't seem to be much happening in downtown Honolulu on the Sunday in February we visited. The grounds of the Iolani Palace were virtually deserted - the Palace itself is closed to visitors on Sunday. Coming from Toronto, I was struck by how clean Honolulu's downtown is. It seems to be dominated by commercial buildings, however, as there seemed... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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