Iolani Palace

A national historic landmark and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States, Downtown Honolulu’s Iolani Palace was the official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last two monarchs from 1882 to 1893: King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani. The palace was a symbol of promise for the Hawaiian Kingdom built by King David Kalakaua, […] Learn more →

Waimea Bay Beach

Located on the legendary North Shore, Waimea Bay was an influential surf spot during the dawn of big wave surfing in the 1950’s. Adventurous surfers began to challenge the powerful winter waves of Waimea (as well as Makaha Beach on the west side) giving birth to the big wave-riding phenomenon. Big wave season hits Hawaii from November through February attracting […] Learn more →
Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo is open 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily. The last entry is taken at 4:30 pm. We are open every day except Christmas Day. Cost: $8 adults, $4 locals $1 kids ages 6 to 12, kids ages 5 and under are free Memberships are available for families for $40 a year and give you free admission, discounts […] Learn more →

Valley Of The Temples

Deep in a lush valley along the 2,000-foot Koolau Range lies the Valley of the Temples. The resting place for many of Hawaii’s departed, Valley of the Temples’ hilly landscape is scattered with hundreds of freshly placed tropical flowers, like torch ginger and bird of paradise, to remember loved ones. The main attraction in the Valley of the Temples is […] Learn more →

Downtown

Downtown Honolulu is home to some of Oahu’s most historic places. Next to the skyscrapers of the island’s main business district you’ll find important landmarks like the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I statue, the Kawaiahao Church and the Aloha Tower. This area is also the seat of Hawaii’s government, home to the Hawaii State Capitol, Washington Place (the governor’s […] Learn more →

Ala Moana Shopping Center

Ala Moana Center, Hawaii’s largest shopping center located in Honolulu just minutes from Waikiki, is an open-air shopping oasis. Ala Moana Center currently features more than 290 stores, including 80 dining options, one of the largest collections of luxury retailers in the world, four major department stores (Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sears) and several only-in-Hawai’i retailers featuring locally-made products. […] Learn more →

Waikele Premium Outlets

Waikele Premium Outlets is the only outlet shopping center in Hawaii. You’ll find savings of 25% to 65% everyday on an impressive collection of designer and name-brand outlet stores featuring Adidas, A/X Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Guess, Juicy Couture, LeSportsac, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. 15 miles west of Honolulu. Learn more →

Haleiwa

Your first stop along the North Shore will be charming Haleiwa, about a one-hour drive from Waikiki. More than the laid back surf town it seems, Haleiwa is filled with local style and country ambiance as well as cool surf shops and boutiques, understated restaurants and charming art galleries. Rich with island history, Haleiwa is now the social and artistic […] Learn more →

Matsumoto Shave Ice

“Probably one of the most famous stores in Haleiwa. Visitors from around the world will stand in line for one little shave ice. It really is good stuff.” Shave ice is a local treat like a snow cone, except the ice is much more finely shaved. Colorful syrups are poured on top while ice cream, mochi or azuki beans are […] Learn more →

Aloha Tower

Located on the Honolulu Harbor in Downtown Honolulu, about 15 minutes west of Waikiki, Aloha Tower is an iconic symbol of Hawaii. Built in September of 1926, this was the tallest building in the islands for four decades and its clock was one of the largest in the United States. The tower stood as a welcoming beacon for visitors since […] Learn more →