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Honolulu
The mere mention of Hawaii is enough to prompt visions of grass skirts and colorful cocktails with tiny umbrellas. While you will find some kitsch in Honolulu, you’ll also find art museums, bike paths, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Popular Waikiki Beach has soft sands and great surf. For majestic Oahu views scramble to the top of Diamond Head – a 350-acre volcanic crater. Historic structures like Iolani Palace and Ali'iolani Hale are worth a visit on a non-beach day.

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USS Arizona Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial
A 184-foot memorial honoring the 2,388 Americans who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Monuments & Statues
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Battleship Missouri Memorial
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Owner description: The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the rest of the year). General admission, which... more Owner description: The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the rest of the year). General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $25 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kama'aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available.The Battleship Missouri Memorial, located a mere ship's length from the USS Arizona Memorial, completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the "day of infamy" and the sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan's unconditional surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.Following an astounding career that spans five decades and three wars, from World War II to the Korean conflict to the Liberation of Kuwait, the "Mighty Mo" was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which operates the battleship as a historic attraction and memorial. The Association oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants and the generosity of donors. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Ships
Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Military Bases & Facilities
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Owner description: The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is truly the “Cemetery of Heroes.” Punchbowl was formed... more Owner description: The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is truly the “Cemetery of Heroes.” Punchbowl was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary volcanic activity. A crater resulted from the ejection of hot lava through cracks in the old coral reefs that, at the time, extended to the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range. Of special note is a monument honoring Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Also noteworthy are the Courts of the Missing, white stone tablets bearing the names of those missing in action from World War II. less
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Shangri La
Shangri La
Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha
Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha
Ranked #1 of 2,043 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Leonard's Bakery
Leonard's Bakery
Ranked #2 of 2,043 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: European, Portuguese, Hawaiian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Helena's Hawaiian Food
Helena's Hawaiian Food
Ranked #3 of 2,043 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Steak Shack
Steak Shack
Ranked #4 of 2,043 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Nanzan Giro Giro
Nanzan Giro Giro
Ranked #5 of 2,043 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Royal Grove Hotel
Royal Grove Hotel
$79 - $141
Ranked #31 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
Aloha Bed & Breakfast
Aloha Bed & Breakfast
$80 - $100
Ranked #1 of 7 Honolulu B&B and Inns
Hostelling International Waikiki
Hostelling International Waikiki
$29 - $80
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Vive Hotel Waikiki
3.0 of 5
Vive Hotel Waikiki
$165 - $317
Ranked #7 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites
3.5 of 5
Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites
$180 - $297
Ranked #11 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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The Equus Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Equus Hotel
$132 - $302
Ranked #12 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk
5.0 of 5
Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk
$369 - $667
Ranked #1 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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The Modern Honolulu
4.5 of 5
The Modern Honolulu
$289 - $783
Ranked #2 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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The Kahala Hotel & Resort
5.0 of 5
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
$363 - $663
Ranked #3 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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