Aerial view of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Cruise from Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii

Tropical beaches, historical sights and distinctive flavors are what Hawaii's capital is all about. Stop by a local bakery or food truck for malasada, a regional classical of sugar-dusted fried dough. Next, head out to Pearl Harbor to see a slice of U.S. history firsthand. Later, stretch out on a white sand beach — if you're feeling adventurous, grab a surfboard and hit the waves.
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Things To Do in Oahu (Honolulu)

Various surfboards on Waikiki Beach

Honolulu, Hawaii, Surfboards On Waikiki Beach

Ride a Wave

Ride a Wave

Vibrant Waikiki is known for its world-class beaches, designer shopping and restaurants focusing on Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Grab a surfboard and hit the gentle waves. Then, find an oceanside spot to indulge in pau hana, the local answer to happy hour and small plates.

An aerial view of the USS Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor

Honolulu, Hawaii, USS Arizona Memorial

Don Your Learning Cap

Don Your Learning Cap

Head to Pearl Harbor to learn more about what it was like on that fateful day of December 7, 1941. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, which starts with a quick but informative documentary viewing followed by a memorable boat ride out to the historic ship.

Convict tang fish swimming in Hanauma Bay

Honolulu, Hawaii, Convict Tang Fish

Swim With Sea Life

Below Honolulu's crystal-clear waters lies a coral reef that's home to thousands of species of colorful and tropical marine life. Book a snorkeling tour and explore what's beneath the sea with your cruise to Honolulu. You can often see fish right from the snorkeling boat.

A cup of multicolored shave ice in Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii, Shave IceA picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape

Local Cuisine

Cool off at midday with some shave ice, a cold treat covered in flavored syrups. Try a traditional Hawaiian meal, such as laulau, a dish of pork and fish steamed in a taro leaf. Seek out Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a distinctive modern style that combines ingredients and techniques from the Pacific Islands, Asia and California.

A rack of different Hawaiian shirts

Honolulu, Hawaii, Rack Of Hawaiian Shirts


Waikiki is a shopper's paradise, with high-end stores as well as boutiques selling local signatures. At Ala Moana, the world's largest open-air shopping center, you'll find everything from designer fashions to purveyors of specialties, like fine coffees and traditional handmade quilts.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 The Waikiki Trolley stops at sightseeing and scenic spots near Honolulu, where you can hop on and off at will.
2 To explore more of the island, rent a car or use Honolulu's bus system, called simply TheBus.

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