I'm so happy that we decided to hop on a bus from Waikiki to go to the Palace. If you love history, you will enjoy this. We opted for the audio self tour, which was very informative. We visited all the rooms, including the second story. They are still in the process of finding the original furnishings that were previously sold. You will see the quilt that the Queen made when she was imprisoned. Quite nice. We also visited the basement, which was still full of the history of the Palace, and jewelry. This is not for everyone, but if you like history, it's for you.
While we were waiting for entry, we went across the street to see, and take pictures, of the statue of King Kamehameha in front of the Supreme Court Building. If you watch the new Hawaii 50, you will recognize this landmark. We also were able to listen to the Royal Hawaiian Band, that was performing on the grassy area near the front of the Palace. What a bonus.