Honolulu is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii. Here you'll find everything from historic landmarks and treasured monuments to world-class shopping and a flourishing arts and culture scene.
Honolulu has it all. This is the home of some of Hawaii's most historic places from Iolani Palace, the Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archive and the treasured artifacts of the Bishop Museum to iconic landmarks like the Aloha Tower, the King Kamehameha I Statue, the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the historic Hawaii Theatre. Honolulu is also Hawaii's hot spot for arts, culture and entertainment. From the nightlife, live music and fine dining of Waikiki to the art galleries and underground bars of the Chinatown arts district. Whether you're looking for Hawaii's finest museums, or Hawaii's finest Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs, the best resorts, festivals, and events, or just some fun things to do, you'll find it all in Honolulu.
Events & Festivals
There is always some sort of festival or event taking place in Honolulu and it seems that not a day goes by without something interesting happening on Honolulu streets, in the parks and on the Waikiki beaches. New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year are special occasions in Honolulu, where street parties, festivals and parades are a colorful and exciting occasion for all involved, while hula competitions and a number of swimming, surfing and sailing events are also very popular. Experience one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances, stage shows, and musical events and sports competitions in Honolulu.
Culture & Heritage
Hawaii's cultural environment is the result of layer upon layer of various cultural groups. The culture of Hawaii is arguably one of the strongest remaining in the world, and certainly within the United States. The culture and practices of the Hawaiian people remains very evident on the islands, even though the Hawaiian race itself has become diminished and "diluted" over the years - few pure blood Hawaiians remain in the general population.
Tours & Walks
The attraction of walking tours affords a unique personal perspective from which to enjoy the local landscape, history and culture of your holiday destination. Downtown Honolulu is more than just the state's main business center and financial district. In and around this small jungle of office buildings and bank towers are some of Hawaii's significant and cherished treasures-all within comfortable walking distance of each other.
The Hawaiian language is a Polynesian language that takes its name from Hawaii, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed. Hawaiian, along with English, is an official language of the state of Hawaii.