Honolulu Things To Do
Of all the islands in Hawaii, Honolulu is by far the most popular among tourists. One reason for this is that there are so many exciting activities to experience.
The gentle surf of the Waikiki Beach makes it a favorite among those who want to enjoy a safe day on the water. However, Waikiki is also known for its nightlife, which includes street performers and energetic clubs and bars. The Diamond Head Lighthouse is also a must see attraction.
Diamond Head Hiking
In addition to the lighthouse, Diamond Head is also known for its hiking. Taking no more than a few hours to complete, the hike is a favorite among locals and visitors. With busses to and from Diamond Head it is an easy place to get to and many consider it an invaluable experience and a requirement for any trip to Honolulu.
Dole Pineapple Plantation
On the way to the North Shore, many people make a stop at the Dole Pineapple Plantation. In its visitors center it is possible to purchase pineapple ice cream, juice, and other related products. An important part of the experience is touring the plantation, a popular activity among tourists. It also contains the largest maze in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records and you can even take a guided tour.
The Iolani Palace is included in many guided tours of Honolulu. The palace is classified as a historic landmark and remains an official palace of the United States. The Hawaiian Monarchy lived in the palace for many years during the 1800s. Afterwards, it was where the Hawaiian government was housed. Visitors to the Palace can either take their own audio tour or they can take one with a tour guide. The audio tour includes information about the history of its former monarch residents. Visitors have been able to tour the palace since 1978.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Honolulu.