Honolulu is the capital in the state of Hawaii at the south side of Oahu island with population of 371,657. Honolulu has been the capital of the Hawaiian islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor near the city on December 7, 1941. It is also known as the birthplace of Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States.
Things to do
Honolulu is Oahu’s center of art, history, and culture. The city boasts various attractions from historic landmarks, museums to beautiful beaches.
- Art: The Contemporary Museum, The Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii State Art Museum, Shangri La.
- Beach: Hanauma Bay, Halona Beach Cove, Makapu'u Beach, Sandy Beach, Sand Island Beach Park, Waikiki Beach(Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach, Royal Manoa Beach, Kuhio Beach, Queens Surf Beach, San Souci Beach).
- Garden & Park: Ala Moana Park, Kakaako Waterfront Park, Kapiolani Park, Lyon Arboretum, Moanalua Gardens.
- Historic: Queen Emma's Summer Palace, Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, Kawaiahao Church, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Ali'iolani Hale
- Landmark: Aloha Tower, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Hawaii State Capitol, Iolani Palace, Honolulu Hale.
- Museum: Bishop Museum, Pacific Aviation Museum, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, Mission Houses Museum.
- Scenic: Halona Blowhole, Makapuʻu Point State Wayside, Nu'uana Pali Lookout, Puu Ualakaa Park, Diamond Head Crater.
- Theme Park: Honolulu Zoo, Sea Life Park, Waikiki Aquarium
- Shopping: Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, Hawaii Kai Shopping Center, Kahala Mall, Koko Marina Shopping Center, Manoa Marketplace, International Market Place, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, DFS Galleria (Duty Free Shops), Aloha Tower Marketplace, Ala Moana Center, Chinatown, Victoria Ward Centers.