Honolulu and Waikiki
Your Honolulu vacation will immerse you in tropical beauty, beaches, entertainment, culture, history, shopping and culinary delights. One of the most international cities in the U.S, Honolulu is the heart of Hawaii, where the historic past and modern present merge in an intriguing, colorful canvas.
Significant cultural landmarks invite you to discover the history of the people of Hawaii, including the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I Statue and the Bishop Museum.
Life is a beach on Waikiki, where the waves and action never stop. Start your Waikiki vacation by a shimmering pool with a swim-up bar or play in the warm calm waters any time of year. Take a beginning surf lesson, paddle an outrigger canoe, or just people watch from your private lounge chair.
Follow the surfboard markers along the Waikiki Historical Trail to soak up local history. Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki today dazzles visitors with entertainment, music, dining, dancing and shopping from retro to the latest in European designer wear.
The most upscale resorts are famed for luxury with superb island flair, including the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, the legendary Halekulani and classic landmarks such as the Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider, Waikiki’s first hotel. Ten minutes away, the The Kahala Hotel & Resort, also offers top-of-the-line luxury with sweeping views.
Waikiki also features exciting and inviting superior hotels such as the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Ilikai Hotel & Suites, Hilton Waikiki Beach, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Waikiki Beach Marriott, Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk, Trump Waikiki, Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach, Aqua Lotus and Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
Popular standard Waikiki hotels include the Aqua Park Shore Hotel, Ohana Waikiki West, Courtyard by Marriott, Outrigger Luana Waikiki, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber, Aston Waikiki Beach and The Modern Honolulu.
Chinatown is the buzzing center of Oahu’s arts scene, with First Friday art walks, a wealth of galleries, antiques dealers and temples. This historic district also offers lively bars, music and fascinating shopping, from lei makers and herbalists to bustling markets like the Maunakea Marketplace or the Oahu Market, filled with exotic fruits and Hawaiian delicacies. For culinary adventurers, international options range from dim sum to Vietnamese, Malaysian, French and Eurasian restaurants.
Stay for a weekend or weeks, your vacation in Honolulu and Waikiki offers endless opportunities to dive into Hawaii’s best.