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Honolulu is a great destination for all ages, there is so much to see and do, some with a slight charges others are free, Honolulu is place where you can do as much or as little as you feel like, you can travel to Hawaii anytime of the year and get great weather.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

12 Places

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12 Places

Holokai Catamaran

Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching

The Cheesecake Factory

Restaurants

Iolani Palace

Historic Sites, History Museums, Speciality Museums

King Kamehameha Statue

Monuments & Statues

USS Arizona Memorial

Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Monuments & Statues

Waikiki Beach

Beaches

Discover Hawaii Tours

Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips

Waikiki Trolley

Tramways, Bus Tours

Ala Moana Center

, Shopping Malls

Society Of Seven

Performances

Magic of Polynesia

Performances

X-Treme Parasail

Parasailing & Paragliding, Waterskiing & Jetskiing

DONNA063's City Tips

  • If you use the local bus you have a turn around travel time of 1-2 hours from the time your ticket is issued before you need to buy another ticket.
  • The Pink Trolley Line is associate with the Ohana brand hotels gives you free rides you just show your hotel room card when boarding otherwise a minimal fee is payable
  • Holokai Catamaran
    Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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    DONNA063 Says:

    This Sailboat is fabulous fun and if you are lucky you also will get to see dolphins and some turtles swimming , the boat travels fairly fast and you can get extremely wet if sitting on the next, I do this sail at least twice every time I am in Honolul.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can purchase your tickets from staff on the beach directly or get the concierge at your hotel to call and book for you.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 212 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Snorkeling with turtles. 12/11/2018
    • Great experience, great boat, great crew 12/11/2018
    • Holokai Catamaran
    Address:
    2161 Kalia Rd.
    On the beach directly behind the Outrigger Reef Resort.
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
    Phone:
    +1 808-922-2210
    Price range:
    USD 35 - USD 35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Other:
  • The Cheesecake Factory
    Restaurants (Cafe, Asian, Wine Bar, Italian, American)
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    DONNA063 Says:

    This place is fabulous, the food is delicious, the servings are large, the prices are reasonable, and lastly the cheesecakes are divine. The Cheesecake factory serves every type of food imaginable and has both an indoor and outdoor seating area.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They do not take bookings first in first served, go early in the afternoon to avoid the 6pm - 8pm rush
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #85 of 2,981 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Most Food good but very noisy! 12/11/2018
    • Great food for a great price! 11/11/2018
    • The Cheesecake Factory
    Address:
    2301 Kalakaua Ave
    Ste 113, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5007
    Phone:
    +1 808-924-5001
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Fri
    11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Sat
    10:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • Iolani Palace
    Historic Sites, History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    DONNA063 Says:

    An extremely interesting tour which can be booked with a tour company or self booked, If with a guide you entry is faster and more flexible and you will also see Queen Emma's summer palace (residence) as well as the King Kamehameha statue opposite.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • I would book this visit as part of a small organised tour that way transport is included with the entry.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 272 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Going Back Into Time 12/11/2018
    • Outstanding! 11/11/2018
    • 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:
  • King Kamehameha Statue
    Monuments & Statues
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    DONNA063 Says:

    The Statue is located opposite the Iolani Palace and is viewable from the side of the palace to get some great photos.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Central to downtown Honolulu - If you do the tour of the Iolani Palace you will also get some history on the King Kamehameha statue and the Hawaiian royal family.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 272 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful, Majestic Statue 11/11/2018
    • Impressive statue 08/11/2018
    • King Kamehameha Statue
    Address:
    417 S King St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2943
    Other:
  • USS Arizona Memorial
    Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Monuments & Statues
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    DONNA063 Says:

    A must see in Honolulu a very moving and emotional experience when visiting the memorial, when you see all the names of the memorial it is quite devastating at the loss, security is extremely tight so do not take excess baggage shopping etc as you may need to leave it in a locker before boarding the boat to the memorial

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Extremely popular and very busy attraction - fee applies, book early to avoid disappointment .You must be quite due to respect whilst visiting the memorial
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 272 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Humbling Experience 12/11/2018
    • Great but Sad 12/11/2018
    • USS Arizona Memorial
    Address:
    1 Arizona Memorial Place
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3103
    Phone:
    +1 808-422-3399
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Waikiki Beach
    Beaches
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    DONNA063 Says:

    A very large stretch of sand that contains multiple beach parks with various names depending on where you are along the beach, but to the general tourist population it is all Waikiki beach, the trolley lines do stop along various locations and the statue of the Duke is also found along the main strip.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Casual dress code - no fees unless you hire chairs - do be warned when you go in the water you can easily loose where you left your towels and belongings with so many people around
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 272 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 30th Wedding Anniv Fam Trip 12/11/2018
    • Legendary Beach of Oahu 12/11/2018
    • Waikiki Beach
    Address:
    Kalakaua Avenuue
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    Other:
  • Discover Hawaii Tours
    Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips
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    DONNA063 Says:

    This company does a lot of tours around Honolulu and on the other islands, there are eco friendly tours where you can swim under a waterfall, visit the dole pineapple plantation or day trip to Kaui the choices is endless , the guides are generally great and the cost varies according to your tour.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Small coaches allows for a more relaxed and easy going tour
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #100 of 366 Tours in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Do not give them your credit card information 10/11/2018
    • DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY!!! 09/11/2018
    • Discover Hawaii Tours
    Phone:
    +1 808-690-9050
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Other:
  • Waikiki Trolley
    Tramways, Bus Tours
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    DONNA063 Says:

    The Pink Trolley line gives free rides to visitors staying at Ohana and some Outrigger hotels you just show your room card otherwise a minimal fee is charge around $2.00 which is placed in a box on the trolley no change is given

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Trolley stops are located everywhere and there are numerous coloured trolley lines - Remember which colour trolley you need or you could end up somewhere you did not want to go
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 77 Transportation in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well worth the money 12/11/2018
    • Bought a 7 day pass. 11/11/2018
    • Waikiki Trolley
    Address:
    330 Royal Hawaiian Ave
    T Galleria Basement
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1936
    Phone:
    +1 808-593-2822
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
  • Ala Moana Center
    , Shopping Malls
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    DONNA063 Says:

    This shopping centre is HUGE, it is so big it is scary, even if you do not need anything or are to afraid you will get lost just going to this shopping centre is a fabulous experience in itself.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walkable from some Honolulu hotels or one of the hop on hop off trolleys will take you there.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 272 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great mall with a lot of variety 11/11/2018
    • Nice mall to stop by 09/11/2018
    • Ala Moana Center
    Address:
    1450 Ala Moana Blvd
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4604
    Phone:
    +1 808-955-9517
    Other:
  • Society Of Seven
    Performances
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    DONNA063 Says:

    Great fun show for most ages, the variety of performers that are imitated changes and the performers really enjoy entertaining you

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Book through your hotel concierge the show is six nights a week - drinks can be ordered before the show and a package of dinner and the show is also available.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Honolulu
    • AWESOME EXPERIENCE 16/12/2017
    • show has been closed for 2 years!! 02/03/2015
    • Society Of Seven
    Address:
    2335 Kalakaua Ave
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2941
    Phone:
    +1 808-923-7469
    Other:
  • Magic of Polynesia
    Performances
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    DONNA063 Says:

    This show is amazing, I have never seen tricks like it, and the last act of the night where the auditorium gets covered is snow is surreal.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Pre book through your hotel and you can do either a dinner and show package or just the cocktail show seating is good in most areas of the showroom
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 34 Concerts & Shows in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very fun night out! 05/11/2018
    • Amazing show - but skip any food 01/11/2018
    • Magic of Polynesia
    Address:
    2300 Kalakaua Ave
    Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5049
    Phone:
    +1 808-971-4321
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
  • X-Treme Parasail
    Parasailing & Paragliding, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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    DONNA063 Says:

    This company does multiple activities parasailing, jet ski amongst others, it is fun and you are taken away from the main Honolulu beach area to do your activities

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Transport is included in the price - which is reasonable however the photos and CD after are quite expensive.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 212 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Parasailing Experience 11/11/2018
    • AWESOME time! 11/11/2018
    • X-Treme Parasail
    Address:
    1085 Ala Moana Blvd Slip A
    Kewalo Basin
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4904
    Phone:
    +1 808-737-3599
    Price range:
    USD 26 - USD 26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Other:
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