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Downtown Honolulu

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Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-384-2076
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USD 35.00*
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Historical Downtown Honolulu Running Tour
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USD 135.07*
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Pearl Harbor Group Tour from Waikiki
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USD 450.00*
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Private USS Arizona Memorial Tour and Honolulu City Tour Combo

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Vibrant, lively Honolulu

This was our first visit to Honolulu and wonderfully surprised to find such a vibrant, rich,bustling environment at the its heart. Full of high end shops and restaurants. Great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of shopping no matter the taste, lots of dinning options, and plenty to do. The evening is a great time to visit, lots of entertainment and going ons!! You will not be disappointed!!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Honolulu and wonderfully surprised to find such a vibrant, rich,bustling environment at the its heart. Full of high end shops and restaurants. Great to browse/explore in daylight , but really comes alive during the evening hours. Constant buzz of people / traffic... a great place just to people watch or buy from these upmarket... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the walk around downtown. The mix of cultures of the islands can be seen everywhere. One thing tourists need to be aware of is that the police in Honolulu do not like jay-walkers. Cross only with the lights and in cross walks. Never cross in the middle of the street. Break that law and a large fine is in... More 

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Leland, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a shopping destination for high end shoppers. If you are looking to overpay for name branded items, this is the place for you.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice beach when you finally get there! Traffic is impossible too many cars not enough roads! Be prepared and be patient. Waze could not help, traffic is every where!! Once you get here stay on foot, better for your health anyway!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lots of people never venture into downtown Honolulu and stay out at the beach. Truth be told we do like Waikiki but a morning or afternoon downtown is great. Museums, the palace, monuments, state house. Lots to see. Stick to the nightlife on Waikiki though

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

So much fun here. I found many stores and I can see all people activities also tourist/visitors. Near the beach and transportation terminal/bus stop. Enjoy..

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Pflugerville, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Like many American cities downtown Honolulu outside of the financial district is showing signs of neglect. These signs include a rundown appearance, gang tags, and a lack of business at night. However Chinatown is beginning to revitalize itself. New restaurants targeting local people are popping up. Also locals say that solutions are being discussed in city political circles to correct... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Honestly not really worth visiting, some decent chain restaurants and stores, but nothing worth going out of your way for unless you love down town areas...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Crowds, lights, shops, expensive shops, restaurants. It is a place where there is something for about everyone.

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