Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is one of the prime vacation destinations in the United States, with its beautiful beaches and booming tourist industry. It is not difficult to find cheap airfare to Honolulu.
Your flight to Honolulu will arrive at the Honolulu International Airport. It is one of the busiest airports in the United States and serves as a hub for Hawaiian Airlines, which offers air travel between the many islands. The airport also features 24-hour medical services, dining, shopping, and access to various types of public transportation.
There are many ways to get around Honolulu and Oahu. You can of course rent a car, as there are many highways connecting the island’s towns. Keep in mind that the use of a horn in Hawaii is considered very rude unless there is an emergency.
If you prefer to sit back and do some sightseeing while someone else drives, you have many options available to you in the form of public transportation. In Honolulu there is a bus system, aptly named TheBus, not to mention shuttle services and taxis. And don’t forget the Waikiki Trolley for a fun way to explore the island.
There are so many things to do when visiting Honolulu, whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, exploring history, or something slightly more adventurous.
If sun, sand, and surf are your interests, be sure to visit Waikiki Beach, with its beautiful views and clear water. For those of you who enjoy military history, set aside some time to visit Pearl Harbor, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and the Arizona Memorial. Hiking enthusiasts should check out Manoa Falls and Diamond Head State Monument. Families should head over to the Honolulu Zoo and Atlantis Submarines.
Honolulu has a plethora of dining options available to the hungry traveler. For a fun experience, check out Mitch's Fish Market and Sushi Bar. Gourmands should sign up for the Hawaii Food Tour. Don't forget to enjoy Honolulu’s colorful nightlife— Moose McGillicuddy's is a great place to have a few drinks and enjoy some dancing.
If you’d like to pick up some souvenirs, you’ll find that Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is an eclectic mix of trash and treasure. Visit Ala Moana Center, one of the largest open-air shopping centers in the U.S., or grab a funky, unique souvenir at Alter Ego.