The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
By far the most popular destinations in Oahu, Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial are moving tributes to important historic events. Experience the serenity of the Punchbowl National Cemetery, featuring the "Courts of the Missing."
Other Fun Things to Do
- Drive along Ala Moana Boulevard to view the hulking dormant volcanoes Diamond Head and Koko Head.
- Visit Hanauma Bay. Formed during Oahu's last eruption, the area is now a marine preserve with extensive underwater life.
- Experience all the islands of Polynesia in one place at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
- Hike to the Summit of Diamond Head crater with a naturalist guide and learn about volcanic creation, Hawaiian history, European discovery, origin of the famous name, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the "Gibraltar of the Pacific."
- Become acquainted with the scenic and cultural attractions of Oahu?s North Shore on a tour of the area.
- What would a trip to Hawaii be without a luau? The Paradise Cove Luau tour whisks you to a private 12-acre beach estate for a sensational evening of traditional Hawaiian food and entertainment.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Honolulu has a large Japanese population and is one of the best places outside Japan to find Japanese cuisine. You'll also find all kinds of restaurants in all price ranges. Among the most popular choices are ramen noodle houses, where you can buy a delicious, steaming bowl of noodles for just a few dollars.
The official currency of Hawaii is the U.S. Dollar (USD).
Weather in Honolulu (Oahu), Hawaii
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Before You Visit
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