Things to do in Honolulu

Top Things to Do in Honolulu, HI - Honolulu Attractions

Things to Do in Honolulu

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  • SusieScott28
    Atlanta, GA18 contributions
    First thing to know - as a tourist, you have to reserve a time slot these days (since May 2022). Easy to do online but not a lot of visitors know this - we were lucky that someone happened to mention it on another tour we were on. It's a $5 pp charge + parking so not expensive but they are strict - no reservation, no hike. We struggled to get a reservation at first with Parking but did get one when I removed parking. We took a cab there and UBER-d back.
    The hike itself is moderately steep in places but for most people won't be too challenging. Our 11 year old son had no problems and there were far younger kids heading up there! The view at the top is stunning.
    Best to go early (we did the 6-7am hike starting around 6.30am) to avoid the heat and get the sunrise. Really beautiful!!!
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • travelpooh
    Bowie, MD21 contributions
    Visited while on a business trip. we received a private tour and it was awesome, the fact that you can still see some of the Arizona on the bottom is crazy. the film they show before is so emotional, and to know that there are still remains there, makes you appreciate the service of those who sacrifice their lives for others is humbling.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Lynn K
    Sacramento, CA89 contributions
    The story and seeing the palace was informative. Gave new perspective to what we knew and did not know about Hawaii.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Chad S
    Roswell, GA25 contributions
    Great protected area for snorkeling! Great reef area with loads of fish, eels urchins. Even saw some sea lions!! Advice - make reservations for as early in the day as you can. And bring your own gear if possible...
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • chowso
    Gloucester, UK1,172 contributions
    Nice easy paved path to the point above the lighthouse. It’s popular so lots of people and a full car park. Views are lovely at the beginning and end of the walk. No facilities though and very little shade.
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • Ana V
    2 contributions
    Great experience for the whole family and lots of history to learn about USA history. Good souvenirs.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • craiginsd
    Poway, CA184 contributions
    Relatively easy hike that offers pretty much everything you’d want in a hike on the islands, expect perhaps seclusion. The route can be quite busy, but recent improvements have made it a bit easier, particularly for people who refuse to wear the right shoes for what can be a slightly muddy, slippery trail. Parking was $5. Probably best to avoid the middle of the day or weekends, just to reduce the effects on your pace based on the number of hikers.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • chowso
    Gloucester, UK1,172 contributions
    Really tough due to the relentless incline, you’ll need proper shoes (not flip flops!). Hardest bit is at the top where it is the steepest.

    Also a challenge coming back down especially for short legs, you’ll feel it the day after. There’s a raised section which I had to use the bypass for going down. The shooting range ruins the mood with relentless gunfire, but the views at the top really are worth it.

    Go early, take lots of water and expect lots of people.
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • CFred733
    Phoenix, AZ110 contributions
    Really spectacular beach with lots to do and see. The beach is free, but everything associated with it is expensive. Wish I would have snorkeled there.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • Walker
    New Ulm, MN74 contributions
    Glad that I had the opportunity to explore and learn about a US Battleship. Pretty amazing to see it.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Alena L
    San Diego, CA48 contributions
    The Bishop Museum is a 3-story, beautiful building with an elevator. It is dedicated to the history of the Polynesian people and is very interesting. Exhibits cover the religion and lifestyle of ancient Hawaii and other islands, and the more modern history of Hawaii. The exhibits are beautifully displayed. We were so glad we visited.
    Written June 11, 2022
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,962 contributions
    PH Aviation museum is a splendid two hangers and outside between them.of a great array of planes,especially the F14 Tomcat "I feel the need, the need for speed"
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • M&JR
    Fort Worth, TX874 contributions
    Upon leaving the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, I was told the museum would be closing for extensive upgrades, repairs, and enhancements probably until late December or into early 2023. So, check the website for updates. I just did and they closed February 12th.

    The Army Museum is a short walk from all the major hotels in Waikiki. If you immerse yourself, it will take 2-3 hours. The history, culture, and exhibits presented are awesome. All they asked for was a donation.

    You could definitely understand why upgrades are needed as the years have taken a toll on this once important fort. But, it shouldn’t stop anyone from a wonderful historical walk.

    With the above said, I will return to see the modifications in 2023.

    Anyone visiting Hawaii after the museum reopens, GO! I am sure it will be better.

    I always count the Army and Bishop Museums as my must see, go to places on my trips to Waikiki / Honolulu.
    Written March 3, 2022
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  • orange-u-tall
    Henderson, NV748 contributions
    We spent a fun Friday evening in downtown Honolulu, as we utilized the bus service from our hotel. Our initial stop was at a downtown brewery, and then we migrated to this lovely art museum before a cocktail night at Bar Leather Apron. The artwork provided a nice respite between our libations, and it made us wishing that we had more time. However, it was pertinent to have reservations for our meals.

    The museum provided lockers for our belongings, and the exhibits offered a valuable insight into the history of indigenous cultures in relation to Hawaii.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, UK1,832 contributions
    The mall is huge with plenty of parking and hundreds of shops. The shops are a mix of very upmarket retailers, department stores, food stores and everything else you could think of. I would venture that there is something there for everyone. We actually walked from central Waikiki - a pleasant walk along Ala Moana Boulevard, but parking is plentiful (and I think it’s free) and there are public transport options from Waikiki.

    There was a wide range of food choices, including a large food court. The centre and walkways are mainly in the open air.

    The only negative I would say is that there could be more signposting. I got lost several times (maybe that’s just me). We worth a visit.
    Written March 26, 2022
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