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Hawaii is genuinely paradise and while Honolulu can be way too busy for some, it has a number of excellent sights and experiences you don't want to miss. Relax on another island certainly, but don't miss the opportunties Oahu has.

Good for
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveler

16 Places

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16 Places

Day 1

Waikiki Beach

Beaches

Diamond Head State Monument

Scenic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water

The Cheesecake Factory

Restaurants

Saturday Farmer's Market KCC

Farmers Markets

Fort DeRussy Beach Park

Parks

Statue of Duke Kahanamoku

Monuments & Statues

Day 2

Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Military Bases & Facilities

Battleship Missouri Memorial

Historic Sites, Ships, Points of Interest & Landmarks

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

Specialty Museums

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Specialty Museums

Day 3

Iolani Palace

Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums

Bishop Museum

Specialty Museums

King Kamehameha Statue

Monuments & Statues

Honolulu Museum of Art

Art Museums

Morimoto Waikiki

Restaurants

TmanSydney_Australia's City Tips

  • Stay on Waikiki Beach, spend the extra few $ it's worth it to feel part of the action and walk from the beach into your hotel, Hotel to dinner and repeat!
    Day 1
  • Waikiki Beach
    Beaches
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Waikiki is great. Small waves that everyone can learn to surf on, warm water and a great atmosphere

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Get an early surf lesson
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good Beach 04/23/2019
    • Absolutely Beautiful 04/22/2019
    • Waikiki Beach
    Address:
    Kalakaua Avenuue
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    Other:
  • Diamond Head State Monument
    Scenic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    A good walk, tough enough, but not too hard. The view at the top is worth every step. A must for the photos.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • bring water
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So worth it 04/23/2019
    • Prepare for the small enclosed, smelly tunnel! 04/22/2019
    • Diamond Head State Monument
    Address:
    18th Ave.
    Waikiki
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    Phone:
    +1 808-587-0300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Great 'picture perfect' beach park. The coral is dead, but the fish are everywhere, which makes great snorkelling. Shallow if you are not confident.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Get there first thing when it open to avoid missing out.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve 04/22/2019
    • Stunning view!! 04/21/2019
    • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
    Phone:
    +1 808-396-4229
    Other:
  • The Cheesecake Factory
    Restaurants (Fast Food, Contemporary)
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    The long lines a peak times say it all ... every food type you want , good service .... 30+ varieties of Cheesecake. We sometimes each here 4-5 times in one holiday.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Lunch at 11am no lines, or dinner before 5.00pm no lines. Get the Mac n Cheese balls and Chicken Romano + Red Velvet Cheese Cake
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 115 restaurants in Aventura
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • It is always good to be back! 04/22/2019
    • So Good! 04/13/2019
    • The Cheesecake Factory
    Address:
    19501 Biscayne Blvd
    Aventura Mall
    Aventura, FL 33180-2342
    Phone:
    +1 305-792-9696
    Price range:
    $0 - $20
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Fri
    12:00 AM - 12:30 AM
    11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Saturday Farmer's Market KCC
    Farmers Markets
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    This food market is excellent, with all sorts of locally grown produce, bread, pizza, sausage on a stick, juices etc.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • It can get very busy, go early.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Make this your Saturday breakfast or lunch! 04/12/2019
    • Worth a look 03/09/2019
    • Saturday Farmer's Market KCC
    Address:
    4303 Diamond Head Rd
    Kapi`olani Community College
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-4421
    Phone:
    +1 808-734-9000
    Hours:
    Tue
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Sat
    7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Other:
  • Fort DeRussy Beach Park
    Parks
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Nice park and memorial and war museum. The grass is a nice change from the beach and road way.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • volley ball behind it
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Swimming With Friends 04/22/2019
    • Fort DeRussey beach 04/16/2019
    • Fort DeRussy Beach Park
    Phone:
    +1 800-367-6027
    Other:
  • Statue of Duke Kahanamoku
    Monuments & Statues
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Must see the Duke statue and get your photo. Then hit the beach.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • lit up at night as well
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A statue.. 04/22/2019
    • Duke Statue 04/16/2019
    • Statue of Duke Kahanamoku
    Address:
    Kalakaua Ave
    Kuhio Beach Park
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI
    Phone:
    +1 808-258-2278
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
    Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Military Bases & Facilities
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Very good and interesting day out at Pearl Harbour. A must see for everyone including the kids who will love the submarine and battle ship.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • plan a whole day
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Historical 04/23/2019
    • Historical 04/22/2019
    • Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
    Address:
    1 Arizona Memorial Place
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3103
    Phone:
    808-422-3300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial
    Historic Sites, Ships, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Must see and great fun. Take the tour worth every moment.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Take the Tour
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant 04/22/2019
    • Prepare to spend $$$$ 04/21/2019
    • Battleship Missouri Memorial
    Address:
    63 Cowpens St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5006
    Phone:
    +1 808-455-1600
    Price range:
    $29 - $29
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
    Specialty Museums
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    This is great, the kids loved it. Impressive to see the sleeping area.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • surprisingly big inside
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • small but good 04/20/2019
    • Amazing trip here! 04/20/2019
    • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
    Address:
    11 Arizona Memorial Dr
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
    Phone:
    +1 808-423-1341
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
    Specialty Museums
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Some very interesting planes in here, worth seeing, but last on the list in Pearl Harbour

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must see 04/18/2019
    • A terrific display of aircraft 04/16/2019
    • Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
    Address:
    319 Lexington Blvd
    Historic Ford Island
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
    Phone:
    +1 808-441-1000
    Price range:
    $25 - $25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Iolani Palace
    Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    One of the best things you can do on Honolulu. Book a guided tour, the history is very interesting.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Book a guided tour
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unexpected bit of Victoriana in the Tropics 04/23/2019
    • A Must Visit 04/22/2019
    • Iolani Palace
    Address:
    364 S King St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
    Phone:
    +1 808-522-0822
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bishop Museum
    Specialty Museums
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Fantastic if you want to understand and see Hawaiin history and artefacts. Our kids were not interested, then loved it. check out the planetariam.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Drive there
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very interesting and informative museum! 04/22/2019
    • Need a Day 04/21/2019
    • Bishop Museum
    Address:
    1525 Bernice St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
    Phone:
    +1 808-843-7654
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • King Kamehameha Statue
    Monuments & Statues
    See more photos
    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Must see, particualrly if you watch Hawaii 5 O. One of four across the islands.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • makes a great photo
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • visit to the 50th state 04/16/2019
    • Right Across from Iolani Palace. Nice Building Behind from 19th Century. 04/14/2019
    • King Kamehameha Statue
    Address:
    417 S King St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2943
    Other:
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
    Art Museums
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Near the palace and other central Honolulu building the museum of art makes a nice change of pace form everything else.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • the cafe is good and a very nice surrounding area
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 285 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Went with Mother 04/22/2019
    • Worth a Visit 04/13/2019
    • Honolulu Museum of Art
    Address:
    900 S Beretania St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-1495
    Phone:
    +1 808-532-8701
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Morimoto Waikiki
    Restaurants (Japanese, Fusion)
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    TmanSydney_Australia Says:

    Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant. Excellent food, good price for the decor and high quality, never had a bad meal in many visits,

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • book an earlier dinner than usual to get a good table choice
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Girl's date night... 03/08/2019
    • Amazing dinner with a perfect sunset 05/22/2018
    • Morimoto Waikiki
    Address:
    The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard.
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    Phone:
    +1 808-943-5900
    Price range:
    $31 - $50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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