The biggest city in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Honolulu is a mix of varying cultures that offers a combination of outstanding natural beauty, intriguing history and its own unique flavor. Day guests can choose to spend their time on anything from beach sports to art galleries, or exploring the city’s fascinating history by visiting the Iolani Palace.
Our Honolulu Daycation Guide
Restaurants Aplenty – As a coastal city, Honolulu has all the seafood establishments you might expect, including Karai Crab, and Alan Wong’s. There’s also a great range of Japanese restaurants such as Izakaya Naru, as well as Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese and more culinary styles to try.
The Iolani Palace – The Iolani Palace is an opulent and historic building dating to the 19th century, and was the home of Hawaii’s last monarchs. Today it’s a museum complete with exhibits and tours set amidst beautiful grounds.
Sun, Sea and Sand – Kahanamoku Beach is a great spot to relax and work on your tan or enjoy a dip in the sea. If you’re feeling more energetic, there’s also the opportunity for beach sports such as surfing and paddle-boarding (and you might just spot a turtle or two).
Cultural Delights – The Honolulu Museum of Art is an expansive collection of tens of thousands of works, with plenty of art from both Asian and European artists. A short distance away, the Hawaii State Art Museum is home to galleries of artistic depictions of Hawaii, by native artists.
A Sextet Of Honolulu Trivia
Honolulu is the biggest city in and state capital of Hawaii.
Honolulu means ‘sheltered bay.’
The city has recently been ranked as the second safest in the USA.
Hawaii generally and Honolulu in particular are favored tourist destinations, with several million visiting each year.
Honolulu has a number of nicknames, including The Big Pineapple.
Famous residents include Iron Heel author Jack London, actress Kelly Hu, actor Jason Momoa, and singer Bruno Mars.